As a result of the Coronavirus effectively destroying Bukit Lawang’s economy and isolating the village, causing food prices to rocket, in May we launched the #FeedTheFifty challenge.
Our goal was to hand out food parcels to fifty student's families before Eid al-Fitr. We are delighted that we massively exceeded this target and provided 120 families with food parcels in May and 80 families in June.
We are now taking donations for July and hope to provide support for at least 50 families again this month. Each food parcel costs just £11 (roughly 13 Euros or 15 US Dollars).
You can donate via our Paypal or email us for our bank details.
Elderly Community Members
As part of our Jungle Food Programme, we provide monthly food packages to 20 elderly and impoverished individuals in the local community, many of whom are disabled. These monthly food packages cost us £70 in total – including transport costs. We are looking for 7 individuals to commit just £10 per month to this project to ensure that it continues into 2021. If you are interested in supporting this cause, please e-mail us at
Our #lookbutdonttouch campaign was launched in October 2019. The campaign was the result of our frustration with pictures on social media of malpractice in the Jungle regarding wild animals. We felt that many tourists were unfairly placing pressure on guides due to a lack of education about animal welfare. The goal of this campaign was to educate people that touching wild animals can be harmful to them. We worked in partnership with Green Hill Bukit Lawang over this issue and we invite you to share our hashtags #lookbutdonttouch #badselfie #nofeeding and #keepwildanimalswild on all your social media if you see malpractice with wild animals.