Description: Mangkang is a fisher and farmer village located in west Semarang. This project has become annually and continuously project organized by IIWC in answering the needs of preserving the coastal side of North Java Sea in Mangkang. About 1,1 km costal line in Mangkang area is now in danger due to the abrasion of the sea, cutting mangrove by local people and heavy force from the river flows. Before, many kinds of fish and shrimps are living there, but now since the condition of the mangrove forest is getting worse, it is quite difficult to find the species anymore.
Type of Work: 1. Preserving natural diversity and sea shore from the abrasion because of no more mangrove and too strong waves from the ocean will be the main focus of the camp. This project implemented by collaboration between IIWC Indonesia and local community named BIOTA Foundation. http://biotafoundation.blogspot.com/.
2. Garbage management : by these years, the projects in mangkang hasn’t been only in mangrove preservation, but also in garbage management. Together with local people, volunteers are in process of conceptualize management of garbage waste in mangkang.
Study Theme: make a small group to make a informal discussion about mangrove and garbage management
Accommodation: IIWC Volunteer house, sleeping bag is needed, self cooking, and self management.
Language: English should be spoken among participants,but please kindly learn some Indonesian words to interact with local people
Requirements: The participation fee payable upon arrival will IDR 2.500.000 covering foods, local transport, accommodation, administration cost, material for the camps, T-shirt, contribution to IIWC management, and IIWC certificate of participation. Volunteers are requested to bear their own health and travel insurance. . Please keep it in your mind that all personal expenses and free day expenses are excluded
Approximate Location: Mangunharjo Village, Mangkang, Semarang , Central Java Indonesia.
Notes: Very hot and less hygiene condition of poor coastal area, be ready with sun block and sun burnt. Bring some ideas for environment education (especially about mangrove and how to take care of it) and Olympic games for environment education for small children aged from 6-12 and adult.
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