Citarum River Conservation
Description: Citarum is the longest river in West Java runs over 300 kilometres from the Wayang Mountain to the Java Sea. There are 30 million people rely on the water source for daily needs. However, the river is polluted and filed with trash such plastic, styrofoam, even dead animals and toxic from factories.
In cooperation with Bening Saguling foundation working in Citarum river basin and Saguling basin since 2015, GREAT started the IVS intervention since 2017. We work together in the community development program through education, social, economic, and environment conservation. They use the trash as their potential product for making “TRASH BANK”. Their home based has become a learning center for garbage management, recycle and reuse workshop.
Type of Work: There are two activities: 1. Physical Work: picking up garbage from Citarum river and Saguling basin, doing garbage management, planting trees, making organic fertilizer, gardening, and making handy craft. 2. Non-physical Work: conducting language class, mentoring green school project, taking part in culture class, doing school visits, organizing an environment educational workshop or socialization, creating art activities and promoting mini library.
Study Theme: Supporting local organization in river conservation.
Accommodation: House of local people. Volunteers will share together sleeping space separately between females and males. No bed. Need sleeping bag. Sharing bathroom.
Self cooking by the volunteers. Volunteers will make common rules & daily teams for their collective living group.
Language: English among participants. Bahasa Indonesia with most of local youth/people.
Requirements: Strong motivation and interest in environment conservation especially river and garbage management.
Approximate Location: Cihampelas Village, West Bandung Regency, West Java
Notes: Be ready with extreme changing weather and mosquitoes.
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