Campaigns

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; Indeed, its the only thing that ever has.

- Margaret Mead.

Here you can find all of the campaigns and online movements our staff, volunteers and alumni have launched! 

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- Mahatma Ghandi

Take part in exciting social campaigns as part of your placement with us!

"Be the change you want to see in the world.."

Programs...

    Give a gift that keeps on giving this festive season!

    A Gift that Goes Further

    Consider giving a present that goes further this festive season. By donating to the Bukit Lawang Trusts Festive appeal your gift will go all the way to North Sumatra, helping us to continue the essential work that we deliver in Bukit Lawang over the next year. 

    In return for your generous support you will recieve our limited edition gift certificate, ranging from £5 to £50 making them perfect for anything from stocking fillers to show stopping gifts.

    £5 could buy notebooks & pens for our two kindergarten classes. 

    £10 could pay for transport for one of our English classes to attend school for an entire week!

    • £15 can buy workbooks for our 250+ students!

    • £20 can keep the entire education centre running for a week! 

    • £25 could cover the salary of on of our phenomenal local educators at the centre, allowing us to provide free education to hundreds of children for an entire month!

    • £30 - £40 could fund the training of the next generation of Jungle Rangers as part of our 'Youth Ranger Program.

    • £40 - £50 can help our Entrepreneurs escape poverty by establishing their own micro enterprises on our YSE program. 

    OK ... I'm In! - what do i do? 

    To send a Festive gift certificate to your family or friends, follow these simple steps! 

    1. Decide on how much you wish to donate.

    2. Click the donate button below!

    3. Leave a payment reference of 'BLT Christmas Appeal' & make sure you share your email address so we can send you your certificate! 

    4. wait for your very own limited edition festive certificate to arrive in your inbox! 

    Its not too late! Why not give your loved ones a birthday gift that keeps on giving!?

    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 donate below and e-mail us at bukitlawangtrustcenter@gmail.com to confirm the purpose of your donation.

    Feed The Fifty!

    #FeedtheFifty

    As a result of the Coronavirus 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 In the three months in which Bukit Lawang remained closed to tourists (May-July 2020) we were able to deliver 339 food parcels, ensuring that those who normally relied on tourism for an income did not go hungry as a result of the pandemic.
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    Run to keep us running

    On the 29th of August our Head of Conservation and co-manager, Sam, took on the enormous challenge of running from Carlisle to Newcastle to raise funds to keep the Trust operating during these difficult times. Sam was able to raise £2,240, which was enough to ensure the Trust is financially secure until 2021.

    Look but DONT touch

    Launched in October 2019. Our #Lookbutdonttouch campaign was set up to re-educate people on the harm caused by touching wild animals.

    Anywhere you look online, you can find a mass of tourist selfies holding hands with orangutans or touching wild animals. 

    But there is very little information on what this actually causes...

    What many people don't know is that touching wild animals can be harmful and even deadly to them. A common cold for example is something that Humans have developed an immunity to over hundreds of years, however an orangutan living only in tropical rainforests may never have been exposed to it, its immune system may struggle to cope with the virus and ultimately without intending, our Trek in the jungle could be fatal to these endangered animals.

    Additionally in the Leuser Ecosystem and In Bukit Lawang, there is a growing concern that tourists feeding wild animals on Treks is teaching them a dependency that is unsustainable, and potentially harmful if the source of food from Tourists ever stopped, as it has in recent times with the outbreak of COVID-19, and the ban on travel. 

    We're calling on you to comment on any picture you see online of people touching wild animals with the #lookbutdonttouch to spread this vital message! 

    Thank you!

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    Yayasan Bukit Lawang Trust Dusun III,

    Timbang Jaya Jalan Besar,

    Bukit Lawang,

    Bohorok,

    Langkat Regency,

    Sumatra Indonesia 20774,

    Indonesia

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