Volunteer’s Sight

I have been volunteering in Ecofun Community-Ecofunopoly® since last year, Ecofunopoly® is the 1st environmental game board in Indonesia which aims to provide educational play set and to change community behavior toward environment.

During my time as a volunteer in this community, I have enriched my knowledge about environmental education. This game concept is unique and interactive. It has been made by the founder using some recycle material. Although it is not 100% recycled product, I am sure there will be rooms for improvement to make it more eco-friendly in future.

I can tell that Ecofunopoly® is not only to educate children to aware of our environmental issues, but it is also can help them to develop their social interactions, as we know that nowadays the young human generations are most likely becoming more focus to virtual world through their smart gadget and lesser interactions to the real human being around them.

I am enjoying contributing time and energy to local society in this way. It goes both ways. These unpaid service activities definitely have contribute greatly to my life, it has helped me becoming more caring, compassionate, and grateful, it has also helped me to develop my ability to form friendship, refine my interpersonal communication skill, and increase my time & financial management and problem solving skill.

Author : Devita Marwana

Photo by : Annisa H.

Press Release Ecofun Go! Festival (English)

The ASEAN Environmental Education Festival for Kids by Ecofun Community

On Sunday, August 27th 2017 Ecofun Community has successfully held Ecofun Go! Festival in Bogor City Hall, Bogor, Indonesia. Ecofun Go! Festival is the first ASEAN Environmental Education Festival for Kids in Bogor City, which is part of campaign project “Ecofun Go! ASEAN”, located in three ASEAN countries: Indonesia, The Phillipines, and Myanmar. The program which is led by Annisa Hasanah has won an international competition called YSEALI (Young Southeast Asian Leader’s Initiative) Future Seeds Grants 2017, This YSEALI program was initiated by The 44th President of the United States of America, Barack Obama.

In the same year, Ecofun Indonesia also won Read more

Eco Fun Go! Festival, Meet My New Family!

A Story from one of our Ecofun Go! Festival Volunteer, Raden Ajeng Faadhila Ramadhanti

Menjadi seorang volunteer Eco Fun Go! Festival adalah pengalaman yang tidak akan saya lupakan. Pandangan saya tentang volunteer menjadi lebih luas. Menjadi volunteer dalam acara besar ini ternyata tidak hanya menambah pengalaman saya, tetapi juga keluarga, informasi, juga motivasi baru. Mungkin terdengar ambisius, tetapi saat ada ‘lowongan’ untuk menjadi volunteer, hati saya tergerak untuk ikut karena sejujurnya jam terbang saya menjadi volunteer sangat minim. “Mungkin, ini kesempatan yang baik,” kata saya dalam hati waktu itu.

Apa yang membuat saya Read more

Ecofun Go! Festival Press Release (Bahasa Indonesia)

Hari Minggu, 27 Agustus 2017 Komunitas Ecofun telah sukses mengadakan Ecofun Go! Festival di Balaikota Bogor. Ecofun Go! Festival merupakan Festival Edukasi Lingkungan Anak skala ASEAN Pertama di Kota Bogor yang merupakan bagian dari proyek kampanye lingkungan ASEAN, Ecofun Go! ASEAN yang diadakan di Indonesia, Filipina, dan Myanmar. Program pelopori oleh Annisa Hasanah yang berhasil memenangkan kompetisi YSEALI (Young Southeast Asian Leader’s Initiative) Future Seeds Grants 2017, Program YSEALI ini diinisiasi oleh mantan Presiden Read more

Ecofun Go! Festival

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EcoFunGo! Philippines Launches its 1st Ecofunopoly Event!

The EconFunGo! ASEAN – Philippines launched its first fun-filled Ecofunopoly Event on April 2, 2017 at Baranggay Holy Spirit in Quezon City. The program was attended by almost forty (40) community children aged between 9 to 12 years old, most of them are from marginalized families who are not so privilege in life.

With the help of volunteers from the Read more

Ecofun Go! Myanmar Story

 

We teach about seventy children about environmental awareness in Maubin City in Ayeyarwaddy division at every weekend in May. On the first day, we hold the opening ceremony with the authorities, volunteer teachers and the children.we demonstrate the Ecofunopoly game to the participants. We arrange the different activities such as game, a guest speaker, introduction to global warming and planting activity. We prepare only traditional snack for the children. We invite a guest speaker from City Development Committee to give a speech about waste management and then we arrange “Question and Answer” section for them. Besides, we let the children do waste management that is brought from their home practically.

Before we go to teaching activity, our volunteer teachers lead the children to play team building games. We find out that the children enjoyed playing Ecofunopoly game. We let the children learn environmental awareness through playing game. In order to get motivation, we award the Ecofunopoly bracelets to the winners after each activity. The most interesting part is drawing as group project. There are all together ten groups. In this one, the children can express their ideas and feelings about “the environment which they want to live in” and “the environment which they don’t want to live in”. After that, they give the presentation about their drawings. We feel really amazed when we see their brilliant presentation.

We create EcofunGo Myanmar Shopping activity. We arrange different things that can be harmful /can’t be harmful the environment. By Letting the children go shopping as a group project, we check their actions how they apply the environmental awareness that they’ve learnt last weeks.We selected the best drawing groups for two topics, the best presenter and the best shopping group.They are energetic to participate in all activities. In the last day, we celebrate the closing ceremony.The principle of local government school, volunteer teachers and the children attend the event. The activities of the children talent shows, group photo shooting, awarding prizes and certificates are included. Our EcofunGo Myanmar project is finished successfully.

Written by Lwin Lwin Myo (Volunteer of Ecofun Go Myanmar)

 

Festival Peduli Sampah Nasional 2016

On February 21th 2016 , Indonesia has been celebrated National Day of Garbage Concern (Hari Peduli Sampah Nasional). Last February 20-21th, Kebun Raya Bogor and LIPI held an event called Festival Peduli Sampah Nasional 2016. This festival provide many events such as workshop, bazaar, kids entertainment, etc.

Ecofunopoly was invited to be a guest in this festival. We open the giant Ecofunopoly board with the big dice, and offers the visitor to play. The playing activities were led by Annisa Hasanah (Founder) and Siti Wulandari (Volunteer).

The Mayor of Bogor, Dr. Bima Arya was also atrracted to Ecofunopoly after Read more

Ecofunopoly di Pekan Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan

Bersama Taman Nasional Gunung Leuser, Ecofunopoly mengguncang Pekan Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan.

Jakarta, 11 Juni 2016, merupakan Pekan Lingkungan Hidup dan Kehutanan terbesar pada tahun 2016. pada kesempatan tersebut, Ecofunopoly dan Ecofun Community diundang untuk bergabung dengan Taman Nasional Gunung Leuser untuk memainkan permainan edukasi berbasis lingkungan yang selama ini dikenal dengan nama “Ecofunopoly”. Tim Ecofun Community yang ikut bergabung pada acara tersebut antara lain Read more