About the local hosting organizationMangrove for Java is a project targeting all endangers villages or area located in coastal cities and regencies in Java Island. This project is a sustainable project organized by GREAT in cooperation with local fisher and farmer communities in each city/village to answering the needs of preserving the coastal side of Java Island. Java coastal area is one of the directed affected by global climate change among many of islands in the world. The project is preserving natural diversity and sea shore from the erosion because of no more mangrove and too strong waves from the ocean will be the main focus of the project. This project implemented by collaboration between GREAT Indonesia and local communities. More than 1000 km coastal line in Java Island is in danger of erosion. At least 20 km of costal line in Mangrove for Java in these four cities area is now in danger due to the erosion 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. Now since the condition of the mangrove forest is getting worse, it is quite difficult to find the species anymore. Fisherman also needs to go further to the ocean to fish and it means much work they need to do to earn money.
About the volunteer work1. Planting Mangrove at coastal/green belt in muddy habitat 2. Organizing environment educational activity with local schools 3. Promote Mangrove issue to some local school and university 4. Planning and organizing campaign and fundraising for environmental Issue 5. Organizing weekend workcamp for mangrove planting and education 6. Raising awareness among community, contribution and join Workcamp in Mangrove for Java.
Local accommodationVolunteers will stay in host family with private room, shared bathroom, toilet, and kitchen. Food is not provided. Volunteers need to take care of their own food.
About the project locationPekalongan City, Central Java, Indonesia
RequirementsVolunteer has to cover their personal expenses during their free day, leisure time, health matters, and visa matters.
Extra info about the projectHigh Motivation, patient, is prepared to work in slum area and muddy pond. Some basic knowledge about mangrove and environment education will be supportful. Good physical endurance is a must! Ready to live in the different standard of lifestyle.