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Peringatan Hari Peduli Sampah Nasional Dinas Lingkungan Hidup Kota Bogor

Hari Peduli Sampah Nasional

Pemerintah Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat memperingati Hari Peduli Sampah Nasional dengan menggelar talkshow pengelolaan sampah di Botani Square, Jumat 9 Maret 2018. Peringatan Hari Peduli Sampah Nasional tingkat Kota Bogor dihadiri Pelaksana tugas (Plt) Wali Kota Bogor Usmar Hariman yang mengajak masyarakat untuk mendukung program “Nol Sampah di Pusat Sumber Sampah”. talkshow diprakarsai oleh Dinas Lingkungan Hidup Kota Bogor dan dihadiri oleh berbagai komunitas dan relawan pecinta lingkungan termasuk Ecofunopoly.

salah satu anak yang mengunjungi stand ecofunopoly dan bermain ecofunopoly seri sampah

Acara yang dihadiri oleh kurang lebih 300 peserta tersebut berlangsung meriah dengan dipandu oleh pembawa acara kondang Kota Bogor, Igor Christof. selain talkshow acara ini diisi dengan berbagai kegiatan seperi kelas daur ulang, pameran dari berbagai komunitas, penampilan band akustik dari sekolah, serta tidak ketinggalan bermain Game Ecofunopoly raksasa seri sampah.

Tiba saatnya sesi bermain ecofunopoy raksasa, pengunjung yang hadir dalam acara tersebut yang mayoritas merupakan anak anak sekolah sangat bersemangat dan antusias ingin ikut bermain ecofunopoly. Permainan dipandu oleh kakak-kakak relawan ecofun community yang dengan sabarnya menjelaskan aturan permainan serta memberikan wawasan edukasi lingkungan kepada para pemain. salah satu pemain mengaku sangat senang setelah ikut bermain ecofunopoly, karena menurutnya setelah bermain jadi mendapat pengetahuan yang bermanfaat tentang lingkungan terutama tentang sampah.

Sowing the Seeds for ASEAN’s Bright Future

What could you do for your community if you had the funds and mentorship to make it happen?

That was the call to action for 2017’s Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative(YSEALI) Seeds for the Future grantees.  And all 20 responded by pulling off projects that not only impacted their local areas—they affected the ASEAN community as a whole.

Eco Life Cambodia YSEALI Southeast Asia
The 20 projects completed across ASEAN included EcoLife Cambodia, which trained young adults to advocate for local green businesses.

A small grants competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and funded through a grant from the U.S. Mission to ASEAN, YSEALI Seeds for the Future helps young Southeast Asian leaders turn their ideas for improving the world into reality.

Over the course of this past year, 20 projects took place in all 10 ASEAN member countries. Handling everything from illiteracy in Malaysia to teaching children about urban farming in Jakarta, these young leaders’ efforts will affect their communities for years to come.

Here are some of the greatest #YSEALISeeds successes of 2017:

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Green Lady Cloth Pad displays reusable feminine hygiene products at a street fair in Cambodia.

Many YSEALI Seeds projects chipped away at global problems by finding local solutions. For Green Lady Clothpad, that meant tackling the amount of plastic waste through teaching women in Cambodia and Vietnam about sustainable feminine hygiene products. In addition to selling over 900 reusable pads, the grantees held workshops to talk about menstruation, which can be a taboo topic in their countries.

“Menstruation is known as secret topic or talk in public and this is not only in Cambodia or Vietnam, it happens in most of the Asian countries and some others place around the world besides Asia.”

“Young at heart” farmers pose for a picture at one of Food SECURE Ph’s agripreneurship camps.

The issue of food insecurity is pervasive worldwide, and Food SECURE Phbelieves that one solution is to teach people to grow their own food. So, they started locally. Even though Mindanao is considered the breadbasket of the Philippines, farmers frequently don’t have enough food for their families. Food SECURE trained 95 farmers in home gardening techniques and sustainable farming.

Food SECURE Ph reached over 400 people through community lectures and activities, turned 2 hectares of unused lands into community gardens, and impacted 4 different rural communities in the Philippines

Equipping the Next Generation of Leaders

The YSEALI program empowers young leaders to make a difference in their communities, and they’re sharing the wealth by working to improve the lives of the generation even younger than them.

Arus Academy teacher Mei Ching piques students’ interest by showing up to class in a space suit.

Arus Academy is a free after-school program for low-income children in Malaysia. Using a curriculum based on Maker, STEM, and TED-Ed philosophies, Arus seeks to get unmotivated students interested in school by harnessing their natural creativity. In 2017, they directly worked with 19 students and reached over 450 others through free workshops. At the end of the year, students used what they learned at Arus to solve a societal problem. Ideas included an anti-bullying phone app that connects with teachers to inform them when you’re being bullied and automatic brakes designed to improve traffic jams.

Meanwhile, EcoLead focused on an older demographic: high school students in Vientiane, Laos. Though they only chose 22 EcoLead agents to train on environmental issues, their effect on the community was vast. The teens took the lessons they had learned on sustainability, ecotourism, and carbon footprints back to their schools through follow-up projects which reached over 3,000 people.

EcoLead Agents led a trash separating activity in their high school.

The Multiplier Effect of Training the Trainers

Several YSEALI Seeds for the Future projects hosted workshops with the idea that participants would bring what they learned back home with them. This “train the trainers” approach creates a multiplier effect, expanding the overall impact of the workshops and projects to reach a greater number of people.

Let’s Include All did this through teaching training programs in Northern Laos. Students in this area who have disabilities or speak a minority language often face additional problems in school. That’s in part because local educators frequently don’t have the training to teach these students. But after being exposed to Let’s Include All’s curriculum, 100 more teachers now know how to create more inclusive learning environments in their classrooms.

Let’s Include All teacher trainees learn how to put together a more inclusive classroom.

During the XX/XY Project’s summer workshop, young adults from Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand were trained on gender equality issues. Its impact has been extended well beyond the initial workshop. All 12 participants were paired with a mentor to help them create follow-up projects in their local communities.

Bringing ASEAN Together

Spanning 10 countries and four time zones, ASEAN’s diversity allows for the kind of inspired collaboration that has come to define YSEALI. Several of this year’s projects stretched across the region. By creating a platform to exchange ideas with other young people in ASEAN, YSEALI Seeds for the Future continues to bring the region a little closer together.

Y-Farm interns at a farm in Ubon, Thailand

Mekong Youth Farm Network, or Y-farm, was one such project that has fostered an ASEAN identity. They successfully created a network of organic farms in the five lower Mekong countries of Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. To tie the farms together, Y-farm created an exchange program where interns could spend time in another country learning about their farming practices. Additionally, the project held training courses for over 250 children across the network to learn about farm philosophy, soil protection, and the value of food.

“We envision a new generation of young farmers and consumers who are adopting sustainable practices on their farms, in their purchases, and in their communities.”

EcoFunGO ASEAN’s regional workshops had a secret weapon: a life-sized board game which both entertained and taught children about environmental issues. Ecofunopoly was created in Indonesia as an educational tool for youth to learn about carbon emissions and waste management. But its founder Annisa Hasana thought the game was relevant on a larger scale, and made Ecofunopoly a component of 68 workshops and events under the name EcoFunGo ASEAN.

EcoFunGo ASEAN has reached more than 3,000 people in 16 cities in Indonesia, Myanmar, and the Philippines. Ecofunopoly even made its U.S. debut in the spring of 2017.

The EcoFunGo! ASEAN Festival in Bogor, Indonesia was the project’s biggest event of the year, with nearly 100 students in attendance.

Enduring Impact

While the YSEALI Seeds for the Future program does fund some established projects, in many ways it functions like an accelerator program, helping provide its grantees an initial boost before they continue on their own. Almost all of the 2017 projects have plans to keep going or even expand in 2018 and in years to come.

For Green Lady Clothpad, that means starting to create sustainable feminine hygiene products themselves in an effort to create jobs for women in Cambodia and Vietnam. Dress the Dream plans on putting the money raised on their newly created e-commerce platform towards women’s issues. MYReaders hopes to expand their literacy toolkits to a larger number of schools in Malaysia and across Southeast Asia.

To learn more about the successes of 2017’s projects follow along at #SeedsSuccess and ysealiseeds.org. Stay tuned for the announcement of this year’s grantees!

Source : https://culturalvistas.org/blog/features/yseali-seeds-2017-successes/

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.

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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! 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)