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 community (CAMAR) in Semarang. 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 with local community and others 2. Organizing and Promoting environment educational (especially Mangrove issue) activity with local schools and university 3. Creating English learning activities with local community 4. Supporting local home industries on promoting local products 5. Planning and organizing campaign about environmental Issue through direct campaigns or social media 6. Organizing weekend workcamp for mangrove planting and education 7. Raising awareness among community, contribution and join Workcamp in Mangrove for Java.
Local accommodationVolunteers will stay with a host family, shared room, toilet and bathroom. Food is provided by and in host family. If volunteers would like to eat outside, they must cover it by themselves. Please notice that the living standard is lower than your life standard.
About the project locationSemarang Coastal Area, Central Java, Indonesia
RequirementsVolunteer has to cover their own 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 will be supportful. Good physical endurance is a must!