Yagasu – Yagasu conducted mangrove tree planting activity inviting teachers and students of SMP (Junior High School) 12 Banda Aceh, SD Negeri (State Elementary School) Lampage, and SD Negeri (State Elementary School) 16 Jaya in Aceh Jaya on Tuesday - Wednesday, 8-9 March 2022.
The Mangrove tree planting activity, as described by Yagasu’s Social and Business Manager, Jodi Akbar, is one of regular work programs of the Social and Business division named Awareness Activity. Jodi explained that this program aims to introduce school students to mangrove ecosystem and teach them environmental awareness so that they can understand the value of environmental sustainability from an early age.
Before planting, Yagasu team presented Mangroves and their ecosystems and the benefits of Mangroves for the environment to the students. In addition, the students were also invited to play fun games to increase cohesiveness and practice their cooperation. “These games also aim to make students more cohesive and practice communication between them.” Jodi explained.
(Yagasu team was giving an explanation about mangrove and its ecocystem to SD Negeri (State Elementary School) Lampage students)
(Yagasu team was giving an explanation about mangrove and its ecocystem to SMP (Junior High School) 12 Banda Aceh students)
(SD Negeri (State Elementary School) 16 Jaya students was reading Mangrove guide book provided by Yagasu)
(Mangrove planting with SD Negeri (State Elementary School) 16 Jaya students)
This activity involved: 6 Yagasu team members; 3 teachers and 30 students of SMP (Junior High School) 12 Banda Aceh; 3 teachers and 33 students of SD Negeri (State Elementary School) Lampage; and 6 teachers, a head master and 23 students of SD Negeri (State Elementary School) 16 Jaya.
After the presentation and game session in class, the planting process began. In this session, participants were grouped to take turns for planting according to the instructions of the instructor.
After the planting process completed, all students were asked to clean up and take a break. The event was closed by giving prizes to the quiz winners and taking a picture for documentation.
Yagasu (Yayasan Gajah Sumatra) is a Non-Governmental Organization with over 21 years of practical experiences on biodiversity conservation, ecosystem restoration and protection, climate change mitigation and adaptation, capacity building, environmental education and local economic reconstruction through the facilitation of generating income for local communities on green livelihoods. Established on July 17, 2001, the organization initial concernwas Sumatra’s elephant conservation. In 2006, Yagasu changed its management structure and officially registered with Yagasu Aceh as its legal name. In recent years, yagasu has been focused on restoring mangrove restoration, environment and climate change, and local community empowerment in Aceh, North Sumatra, East Java, and Wet Java Province.
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