Waste Management & River Conservation
Project Supporting local organization in garbage management and river conservation.
Background Citarum is the longest river in West Java runs over 300 kilometres from the Wayang Mountain to the Java Sea. There are 30 million people rely on the water source for agriculture, water supply, fishery, industry, sewerage, electricity, etc. However, unregulated factory growth since the area’s rapid industrialisation in the 1980s has choked the Citarum with both human and industrial waste. The 5 million people who lived in the river basin are directly affected. Over 200 textile factories line the river banks and contaminate the river with lead, mercury, arsenic and other toxins, changing its colour and lending the area an acrid odour. Moreover, the river is also polluted and filed with trash such plastic, styrofoam, even dead animals. In cooperation with Bening Saguling foundation working in Citarum river basin and Saguling basin since 2015, GREAT started the IVS intervention since 2017. We work together in the community development program through education, social, economic, and environment conservation. By using the trash as their potential product for making “TRASH BANK”, they also take advantage from the water hyacinth weed (pollutant plant) by making handicraft from that plant. Now, the community have their own forest in the river basin where they conserve some variant of bamboo trees and other local trees. Their home based has become a learning centre for garbage management and water hyacinth handicraft. Aims ? To support the foundaton program in environment, social and education ? To help garbage management project ? To raise the awareness of environment and river conservation to local people ? To manage the organic farm with local people ? To organize a non formal education for the local people and local children ? To exchange cultures among volunteers, local people, and local students.
Aim: To spread out the idea of voluntary service and international workcamp among the local people
Work Physical Work: Picking up garbage from Citarum river and saguling basin, doing garbage management, planting trees, making organic fertilizer, gardening and making handy craft. Non-physical Work: Conducting language class, Playing traditional music instrument, traditional games, taking part in culture class, doing school visits, organizing an environment educational workshop or socialization, arranging and preparing English Class, Cross Culture Class, and Recycling Class with local children.
Accommodation House of local people. Volunteers will share together sleeping space separately between females and males. No bed. Need sleeping bag. Shared bathroom. Self cooking by the volunteers. Volunteers will make common rules & daily teams for their collective living group. Study Theme Garbage Management and River Conservation.
Location and Leisure Cihampelas Village, Bandung Region. Village view.https://goo.gl/maps/wKp1GaRtGeF2
Nearest Terminal Husein Sastranegara International Airport Bandung, IATA Code BDO Soekarno Hatta International Airport Jakarta, IATA Code CGK
Starting Date Every month. Except June
Min. Duration >2 months starts
Requirement Strong motivation and interest in environment conservation especially river.
Remarks Be ready with extreme changing weather and mosquitoes.
Fee IDR 4.000.000 (about 259 EUR) for first month and DR 3.700.000 (about 241 EUR) per month for the next months.