Meet the Team
We pride ourselves on employing our international staff on a volunteer basis, to ensure that all of the money donated truly goes to the local community we serve here in Bukit Lawang.
In 2003 Rebecca founded the Bukit Lawang Trust as an emergency aid station. In response to a disastrous flood that destroyed much of the community. Now almost 18 years on, she overseas the Trusts global growth strategy, manages donor and grant acquisition & is responsible for the Trusts vision and ethos.
As Operations Manager, Charlie runs our community hub in North Sumatra as Kepala Sekolah. She manages volunteer recruitment and coordinates all volunteers throughout their journey with us. She works closely with our trustees, donors and partners and also leads training sessions here at the Trust. As she also manages our website, social media and marketing, it will likely be Charlie that says hello if you message us on any social media platform!
As Program Manager for the Bukit Lawang Trusts Conservation Programs, Cloé is directly responsible for the delivery of a range of comprehensive environmental conservation & sustainable Human development programs and initiatives in communities throughout rural North Sumatra. Cloé is also responsible for volunteer management for all of our Conservation volunteers and taking a leading role in organising the Sumatran Conservation Festival!
As the Program Manager for the Bukit Lawang Trusts Education Programs, Harry is directly responsible for the delivery of a range of comprehensive education and sustainable development programs and initiatives in communities throughout rural North Sumatra. Harry is also responsible for volunteer management for all of our Education and ESL volunteers and taking a leading role in the management of our kindergarten, and the organisation of our TK graduation!
Sifa was actually a member of the Trust as a high school student! She then went on to study Public Health at the University of North Sumatra. As Program Coordinator at the Bukit Lawang Trust, Sifa works alongside our Program Managers to facilitate the delivery of our English teaching and business programmes. Sifa works closely with our project partners on the ground to deliver outstanding teaching and facilitate high quality learning for children and adults in the communities we serve.
Additionally, Sifa helps to train and guide our volunteers through their placements with us.
Gita is our most experienced Programme Coordinator at the Trust. She has worked across all of our programmes and recently started working with Harry, our Education Manager, to deliver our newest programme in Sustainable Business Development.
Additionally, Gita works closely with Cloé, our Programme Manager, to run a weekly women's group at the Trust; Obrolan Wanita.
Gita line manages volunteers who have joined her programme and supports the team by training new coordinators in their role.
Dea studied in medical school as well as learning German in her spare time before shifting over to working in the field of education. Dea gained valuable work experience as one of the Trust’s Kindergarten Teachers and is now one of our Programme Coordinators. She is responsible for delivering high quality sessions in the communities we serve so can often be found river crossing at the eco-farm and on jungle treks!
Additionally, Dea helps to train and guide our volunteers through their placements with us.
Ghina is one of our Programme Coordinators. Since she was in school, she has been very interested in working in the humanitarian sector. During her studies in social sciences at Gadjah Mada University, her interest in the humanitarian field grew stronger. She has been a a volunteer for community development, particularly in the field of gender equality in rural areas.
Additionally, Ghina helps to train and guide our volunteers through their placements with us.
"I am passionate about conservation and hope to be able to develop programmes for conservation and education."
The vast majority of Rasimah's work experience has been based around delivering education to children of all ages. Rasimah has also worked to adapt educational curriculum through the implementation of conservation attitudes and the ideals of equality and independence into pre primary education. Rasimah is responsible for supporting the other kindergarten teachers in the delivery of the Indonesian 'Saya Suka Membaca' curriculum. She is also responsible for preparing our 'Roses Class' students for starting the Indonesian curriculum with 'Roses Class' through the delivery of a 'Learning through play' pedagogy and running crafts and activity sessions alongside our other 'Roses Class' teacher Ida.
Butet has been working as a Kindergarten Teacher for the Bukit Lawang Trust for the past 8 years.
She works with Selvia in our Lions Class and also delivers weekly fitness classes for all of the Kindergarten Students and Parents to take part!
Butet is responsible for delivering the Indonesian 'Saya Suka Membaca' kindergarten curriculum to our Lions class alongside our three other Kindergarten Teachers.
She is also responsible for assisting in the delivery of the Education Program alongside education volunteers.
Ida has been working as a Kindergarten teacher for the Bukit Lawang Trust for the past 8 years. She works with our Roses Class and also delivers craft and circus sessions for the Kindergarten students. Ida is responsible for supporting the other kindergarten teachers in the delivery of the Indonesian 'Saya Suka Membaca' kindergarten curriculum. She is also responsible for preparing our 'Roses Class' students for starting the Indonesian curriculum through the delivery of a 'learning through play' pedagogy and running crafts and activity sessions alongside our other 'Roses Class' teacher Rasimah.
Selvia is our newest member of the kindergarten teaching team as she joined the trust in August. She is one of our kindergarten teachers and is responsible along with the other kindergarten teachers in the delivery of the Indonesian ‘Saya Suka Membaca’ curriculum.
Selvia also helps organise transport for the kindergarten trips and loves taking them out to explore outside of Gotong Royong.
Wati is one of our most senior team members, having been part of our family for over 10 years. Wati looks after the school building and the grounds as well as looking after all of us! Wati is responsible for cleaning and site maintenance, She also assists with cooking and preparing class materials and events for the Bukit Lawang Trust.
Wati is one of our newest team members, having joined us in early 2022.
Wati looks after the staff team providing excellent Indonesian and international meals every day for the volunteers and staff.
She also looks after the many tropical plants in the Trust watering and caring for them daily , and assists our Hub Caretaker with the cleaning of the Trust.
We are looking for passionate, and hard working conservationists with a interest in conservation and a determination to make the world a better place! If that sounds like you then hit the button below to see our amazing opportunities!