Recently the Mobile Education and Library Unit (MELU), from our EC funded Lamandau Project, visited a local school to give a lesson about forest and orangutan conservation. More than 200 students of SMP 7 Middle First School in Pasir Panjang Village, Central kalimantan assembled in front of their school.
Enthusiasm was etched on their face as they listened to what Fadlik, our educator, had to say. The school yard, though clean, was barren with no big trees growing. So under the hot morning sun, Fadlik enthusiastically invited all the students to learn and understand the important of the forest and orangutan.
Many questions were asked by the children including why forest and orangutan must be conserved, and what was the difference between orangutan and monkey?
Teachers watched the interaction between Fadlik and their students with interest. The teachers said their students must learn about conservation. We hope the student’s love for their forests, their orangutans and other wild animals will increase with these efforts.