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  • Sponsor | Bukit Lawang Trust

    Make a difference today! Sponsor Student Transport! £10 a month. One of our goals is to eradicate financial poverty by 2050. Our education programs directly work towards this goal, and to ensure that everyone has equal access to that education, regardless of financial capacity. We proudly provide a bus or Becak (kart) to transport all of our students to and from our Hub in Bukit Lawang. Allowing us to provide free education to nearly 300 students from 8 different rural communities along the border of the Tropical Leuser Ecosystem, and importantly get our students home safely after class! ​ You can help us by sponsoring the cost of transport for the students from one or more of these communities by signing up as one of our 'Transport Sponsors'. For a small monthly contribution you can personally ensure that our students have access to education. ​ ​ Sign me up! Sponsor a Teacher! £25 a month. We are now offering you the incredible opportunity to directly support one of our amazing Indonesian Staff by contributing towards their salary. This is one of the most impactful and sustainable means of supporting local people in Indonesia, which is why almost all of our staff are hired from the local community to serve the local community. ​ By sponsoring one of our incredible teachers, you are ensuring financial security and making sure that our staff and their families are supported. Sign me up! University Scholarship Scheme! £20 a month. Over the last 20 years, the Bukit Lawang Trust has made it its mission to ensure that financial poverty and other socio-economic factors are not a barrier to access to education. In fact it is our belief that everyone everywhere deserves equal and equitable access to education. That's why we have been seeking out Generous supporters, sponsors and good Samaritans to sponsor the tuition fees for our students to help them gain the very best opportunities they can, through access to good quality education. ​ In fact, since 2011 we have been sponsoring students from the local communities we serve, to go through higher education and gain a Bachelors degree! These successful students are an inspiration for the younger generation, giving our students something to strive towards! ​ Become a student sponsor today and make a significant difference to the life of our lucky scholarship recipients. Sign me up! Sponsor a Students Education! £5 a month. The Trust is proud to deliver free education to hundreds of students from rural communities across rural North Sumatra in Indonesia. ​ However without the support of generous and like minded individuals we would not be able to provide the basic resources needed for education. Such as books, pens, pencils etc. ​ For just £5 a month you can sponsor one of our students to receive all of the learning resources and equipment they need for school, Including pens, pencils books and a whole range of learning resources. Thereby directly supporting a child's access to education in Indonesia. ​ Do something truly amazing today! Sponsor a student! Sign me up! Plant a tree in the Jungle! £5 a Tree. We are working alongside our partner organizations to establish Tree nurseries and rewilding zones along the buffer zone of the severely endangered Leuser Ecosystem here in North Sumatra, Indonesia. ​ As part of this Initiative we are working to regrow and rewild some of the areas of Jungle that have been destroyed by unsustainable Human developments such as Palm Oil plantations. ​ As well as rewilding the buffer zone, the Trust works with local Indonesian expert guides to go deep into the tropical rainforest to plant trees deep in the forest. This helps to keep endangered species of animal such as the Sumatran Orangutan away from Human populations by providing a source of food deep in the Jungle. ​ Every tree we plant will absorb around 1 metric tonne of Carbon Dioxide from the atmosphere in its lifetime! why not plant a tree every month?! Sign me up! 3 easy steps to becoming one of our amazing monthly sponsors! 3 easy steps to become one of our amazing monthly sponsors! ​ Step I: Go to your online banking account. Select the account you wish the payment to come from and start to make a payment. ​ Step II: Input the details below for the recipient of the payment: ​ Bank - NatWest Bank Account Name - Bukit Lawang Trust Sort Code - 60-12-03 Account Number - 26193000 IBAN - GB24NWBK60120326193000 BIC/ SWIFT - RBOSJESH ​ Step III: Ensure the payment is scheduled to be a monthly recurring payment. Add your reference so we know what your sponsorship is going towards and that's it! You are now one of the Bukit Lawang Trusts family of sponsors! from all of us here at the Trust thank you! By choosing to sponsor us on a monthly basis, you have become a driving force behind positive sustainable development in rural North Sumatra!

  • Home | Bukit Lawang Trust | Education and Conservation | Indonesia

    We're a grassroots Conservation & Education charity dedicated to facilitating environmental conservation and sustainable Human Development in Rural North Sumatra, Indonesia. We are the BUKIT LAWANG TRUST What we do... We want to facilitate an economically and environmentally sustainable and conservative balance between Human activity and the severely endangered Leuser Ecosystem. We are creating a generation of Active Global Citizens who are taking action NOW. Through the delivery of our range of volunteer led environmental conservation and sustainable Human development programs. Providing equal access to education, meaningful and sustainable enterprises and business start ups, protecting severely endangered ecosystems and combatting climate change. Find out more about our work Take action! Volunteer with us on a range of Education & Sustainable Development programs to create lasting positive change. Join as a Trust volunteer today and see how our young leaders are leading the charge in environmental conservation, education and climate action! Volunteer Donate Stand with us! Support our young leaders taking climate action into their own hands. Directly facilitate the delivery of free education to hundreds people living in rural North Sumatra and support the Trust in continuing its environmental conservation efforts. Donate How you can volunteer with the Bukit Lawang Trust Active Global Citizenship Volunteer in North Sumatra Live and work in a Tropical Paradise! Experience a life changing cultural exchange on the very edge of the severely endangered Leuser Ecosystem, the last place on Earth you can find Tigers, Orangutans, Elephants, Clouded Leopards, Rhinoceros and Sun Bears living together in the wild! ​ Make a significant impact through our Active Global Citizenship Volunteer Programs. Choose your preference from a range of roles including ESL teacher, Youth Ranger Instructor, Entrepreneurship coach and Ecological Farmer! Tell me more! Tell me more! Volunteer in the UK! Check out our range of volunteer opportunities in the UK! from managing and coordinating volunteers and large scale events to creating content on your laptop at home, we've got something for everyone! Volunteer in the UK Tell me more! Become a Digital Nomad! Volunteer From Home Join our global network of Digital Nomads, and help create inspirational and informative content on important topics such as environmental conservation, sustainable Human development, recycling and actively reducing and many more! As well as assisting reporting on all of the amazing work our volunteers in the UK and in North Sumatra are doing! Join the Trust team from the comfort of your own home and help make a significant difference today! Tell me more! Expert Advisors Become an Expert Advisor Got a degree in Environmental Conservation, Sustainable Development, International Development or something similar? ​ Put your knowledge and skills to use as one of our Expert Advisors. ​ The Bukit Lawang Trust board of advisors guide us in everything we do. Working alongside the board of Trustees and the Operations team, as an advisor you would have significant input into our delivery, operations and international portfolio. Help to ensure the Trust continues to do good, as it has for almost 20 years! Tell me more! Our Impact Global Community of Alumni! Over 332,800 volunteer hours! Almost 2 decades igniting Youth Led Action 19 years of service in over 16 rural communities Partnerships for the Goals With over 19 years running volunteer lead environmental conservation and sustainable development programs in North Sumatra our volunteers have definitely put in the time! The Bukit Lawang Trust currently partners with 22 different environmental conservation charities and initiatives around the world. With volunteers from over 25 different countries the Bukit Lawang Trust has a growing global community of alumni and activists. Since 2003 the Bukit Lawang Trust has served the people of North Sumatra in a wide range of humanitarian aid, sustainable development, environmental conservation, education and natural resource management programs! More than 19 years experience in igniting volunteer led action! What makes the Trust special? United Nations SDGs: Since 2019 we've committed to working towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals in all of our programs. Making sure that our work is wanted, needed and sustainable. ​ Ecological Farming: We've teamed up with the wonderful people at Erna's Eco-farm to promote environmentally friendly farming practices to help protect the severely endangered Leuser Ecosystem in North Sumatra. ​ Offsetting Carbon Emissions: From 2021 we are committing to planting one tree for every single volunteer that joins us, as well as offsetting our volunteers flights by supporting a local tree nursery. ​ ​ Conservation Education: Environmental Conservation is at the heart of everything we do, that's why every single program we deliver, regardless of subject or topic, includes education about protecting the natural environment and reducing our impact on climate change. ​ Hit the button below to see more of the vital conservation work our dedicated team are working on right now in Sumatra! Lets Go! Get Involved Find a Program Make an impact, your way! With our wide range of environmental conservation, Education and Sustainable Development Programs we've got something for everyone! Be the Change. Sign up today! Take Action Lets go! Partner With Us.. We are always eager to work together with other organisations, NGOs and Societies. Email us to see how we can work together! info@bukitlawangtrust.org Partner With Us Support Us Click the donate link at the bottom of the page or check out other ways you can help by clicking the button below! Support Us Support Us Sign up for our monthly newsletter! The Trust Times A unique and refreshing look at the world of environmental conservation and the unsung hero's of the thin green line. Find out about the amazing people, charities and organizations working tirelessly in anonimity to protect and preserve our planet. Gain insights into life as a volunteer and join us as we visit some of the most remote and incredible places on Earth. This is The Trust Times! 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  • Building Page | Bukit Lawang Trust

    VIDEOGRAPHY & PHOTOGRAPHY INTERNSHIP: NEW! Use your Videography and Photography skills to bring the Bukit Lawang Trust to life, capturing education, conservation and endangered wildlife! All whilst living on the edge of the Leuser Ecosystem, the last place on Earth where Tigers, Rhinos, Elephants & Orangutans live together in the wild!! Duration: Price: Type: 8 - 16 weeks FREE! Internship QUICK! Only one place left on this Internship! VIEW Social Media Manager Oversee the Bukit Lawang Trusts online presence by managing its social media platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In TikTok & more. All whilst living on the edge of the jungle! This is one of our longer placements, and whilst working as our SM Manager you will be a fully fledged member of the staff team! ​ Oversee the management of our global network of digital nomads & take the lead on marketing campaigns and fundraising events! ​ Benefits include; Expenses stipend, ​ ​ - Applicants must have social media / marketing experience - Applicants will need conversational English (spoken & written). - This internship is a minimum of 6 Months. Location: Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra, Indonesia. ​ Salary: Competitive local salary. ​ Closing Date: 01/10/2021 11.59PM ​ Interviewing From: 01/10/2021 ​ Application Status: Open! Download the Job Description Here: Ready to apply? To apply, send your CV & Cover letter to us at info@bukitlawangtrust.org before the closing date. Program Coordinator - Conservation: Location: Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra, Indonesia. ​ Salary: Competitive local salary. ​ Closing Date: 01/10/2021 ​ Interviewing From: 02/10/2021 ​ Application Status: Open! The Program Coordinator for Conservation at the Bukit Lawang Trust is an exciting new part time role at our hub in Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra. ​ The Program coordinator for Conservation is responsible for the delivery of conservation education sessions as part of the Trusts Conservation Programs. They are responsible for beneficiary recruitment on all conservation programs & assisting with community selection, & liaison. ​ The PC for Conservation will work alongside the Program Manager to deliver the Bukit Lawang Trusts Programmatic Objectives, and assist in the management and Training of Conservation Volunteers. ​ Benefits include; competitive local salary, Accommodation, Food, Transport, Visa Sponsorship, Airport pick up and to top it all off, you get to live on the edge of the Leuser Ecosystem, a tropical paradise and the last place on Earth where you can find Tigers, Orangutans, Elephants, Leopards & Bears living together in the wild! ​ - This position is for Indonesian Nationals only. ​ - Local Applicants must have conversation level of spoken English, and have experience working in conservation, ideally with an NGO. Download the Job Description Here: Ready to apply? To apply, send your CV & Cover letter to us at info@bukitlawangtrust.org before the closing date. Program Coordinator - Education: The Program Coordinator (PC) for education is responsible for AOR identification & providing the Director of Operations with expert support in Community Selection. Additionally the PC for education is responsible for the recruitment of local volunteers under the guidance of the SM Manager, beneficiary recruitment & training and volunteer training and support. The PC for education is actively involved in the planning and delivery of sessions for all of the Trusts education programs. He/she is further responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of all education programs under the guidance of the Program Manager. The PC will also provide translation and communication support to volunteers and staff as required. The Program Coordinator is expected to work a minimum of 25 hours a week. ​ Benefits include; competitive local salary, Accommodation, Food, Transport, and to top it all off, you get to live on the edge of the Leuser Ecosystem, a tropical paradise and the last place on Earth where you can find Tigers, Orangutans, Elephants, Leopards & Bears living together in the wild! ​ - This position is for Indonesian Nationals Only. ​ - Local Applicants must have conversation level of spoken and writen English, and have experience in Education. Location: Bukit Lawang, North Sumatra, Indonesia. ​ Salary: Competitive local salary. ​ Closing Date: 01/10/2021 ​ Interviewing From: 02/10/2021 ​ Application Status: Open! Download the Job Description Here: Ready to apply? To apply, send your CV & Cover letter to us at info@bukitlawangtrust.org before the closing date. Tell me more! Oversee the Bukit Lawang Trusts online presence by managing its social media and recruitment platforms including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, TikTok & more. All whilst living on the edge of the jungle! Duration: Price: Type: 26 weeks FREE! Internship QUICK! Only one place left on this Internship! VIEW Samuel Oakes Director of Operations Having gained over 9 years experience in Operations Management, Samuel has undertaken a wide range of roles including Platoon Sergeant with the British Army Reserve, Team leader and then Deputy Operations Manager with Raleigh International in Tanzania & Nepal as well as Head of Conservation & Manager, Programme Manager and now Director of Operations for the Bukit Lawang Trust. ​ As Director of Operations, Samuel is ultimately responsible for providing strategic leadership for the Bukit Lawang Trusts operations, in accordance with their overarching global strategy. He takes the lead on the design and development of new programs, partnerships and relationships as well as working to develop the Trusts Indonesia Country Strategy, whilst ensuring compliance with legal policy, processes and standards. Samuel has overall responsibility for the quality, impact and safe delivery of the Trusts portfolio in Indonesia as well as community selection and program design in identified communities. ​ Clo é Dupont Program Manager - Conservation Since childhood, Cloé has been passionate about the natural world & the animals within it, particularly tthose living in Tropical Ecosystems. As a biologist, wanting to help others, she worked in Human health in France for 7 years. After some soul searching about her professional future, she decided to travel, Backpacking for 9 months around Sri Lanka, Indonesia & Chile. And now she is finally following her dream of protecting the environment and animals! ​ Cloé brings a lot of energy to the Jungle and the community of Bukit Lawang and is driven by a belief that helping to protect the jungle is linked to the local community, as we are all part of the same ecosystem! ​ 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 organizing the Sumatran Conservation Festival! ​ Butet Kindergarten Teacher Butet has been working as a Kindergarten Teacher for the Bukit Lawang Trust for the past 8 years. She works with Siti-Nur in our Big Stars 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 Big Stars class alongside our three other Kindergarten Teachers. She is also responsible for assisting in the delivery of the Education Program alongside education volunteers. ​ "I like being a teacher here, I love the kids and I LOVE THE TRUST!" SPONSOR BUTET Wati Cleaner & Site Maintenance Wati is one of our most senior staff members, having been part of our staff team 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. ​ "I love the Trust, not only because it is close to my home, but also because it allows me to learn English and gain many new experiences. I also love being able to see the children!" ​ ​ ​ SPONSOR WATI Fitri Hub Cook & TA Fitri is our longest standing team member, having been with the Bukit Lawang Trust for over 11 years! She has held a wide range of responsibilities during her tenure including cook, assistant teacher and even interim manager! She now works as our Transport & Logisics coordinator for the Trust community centre in Bukit Lawang. ​ As Transport & Logistics Coordinator Fitri is responsible for organising all transport and equipment our staff need to carry out their jobs. Fitri also looks after transport and logistics during emergency situations. An additional role Fitri has taken over in recent years is resident cook, so you can look forward to her amazing cooking during your stay with us! ​ "There are many reasons why i love working for the trust, but most importantly i love being here as its given me a chance to learn English myself and work with children!" ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ SPONSOR FITRI Ida Kindergarten Teacher Ida has been working as a Kindergarten teacher for the Bukit Lawang Trust for the past 8 years. She works with our Little Stars 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 'Little Stars' students for starting the Indonesian curriculum with 'Big Stars' through the delivery of a 'learning through play' pedagogy and running crafts and activity sessions alongside our other 'Little Stars' teacher Rasimah. ​ "My love of kids is what motivated me to work at the Trust, I love working hard and gaining new experiences. There are lots of lessons for me at the Trust, even as a teacher!" SPONSOR IDA Rasimah Kindergarten Teacher 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 'Little Stars' students for starting the Indonesian curriculum with 'Big Stars' through the delivery of a 'Learning through play' pedagogy and running crafts and activity sessions alongside our other 'Little Stars' teacher Ida. ​ "I try to help children realise their potential and be the intelligent good people that they are. At the Trust I can learn how to keep the environment clean and gain lots of experience. The Trust is the BEST!" Sponsor Rasimah

  • Support | Bukit Lawang Trust

    Make a difference today! Check out some more ways you can help! The Bukit Lawang Trust is a small scale grass roots charity, which means we can invest every penny you donate directly into the fantastic work that we do. It also means that we rely entirely on the kindness of strangers to keep providing free education for hundreds of students from eight different communities, it allows us to keep feeding our staff and their families and it ensures that our local community always has a safe place for learning and growth. Without you, nothing we do would be possible. ​ That's why we would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all of the kindness and generosity our sponsors and followers have shown us over the years. Our work however, is not yet done, and so we need your support to keep us running. take a look at some of the different ways you can make a real positive and lasting difference to the world we live in, by supporting us today. Sponsor Student Transport: £10 a month One of our goals is to eradicate financial poverty by 2050. Our education programs directly work towards this goal, and to ensure that everyone has equal access to that education, regardless of financial capacity. We proudly provide transport for all of our students to and from our Hub in Bukit Lawang. Allowing us to provide free education to nearly 300 students from 8 different rural communities along the border of the Tropical Leuser Ecosystem. ​ You can help us by sponsoring the cost of transport for the students from one or more of these communities by signing up as one of our 'Transport Sponsors'. For a small monthly contribution you can personally ensure that up to 60 students receive an education. ​ ​ Sponsor a business start-up: As part of the BRAND NEW Youth-Led Sustainable Enterprise program, we offer small, medium and large scale business start-up grants to our most successful and innovative entrepreneurs. ​ Were now offering you the chance to directly sponsor young aspiring entrepreneurs to establish brand new sustainable enterprises, and in doing so help them and their family raise themselves up out of poverty. ​ Here is what you can do! ​ Donations of £100+ could sponsor the establishment of 1 small scale sustainable enterprise in North Sumatra. ​ Donations of £200+ could sponsor a small scale cooperative helping multiple entrepreneurs achieve their dreams and earn a living for them and their families. ​ Donations of £300+ could sponsor multiple small scale enterprises and directly facilitate the establishment of new businesses within the community. ​ Donations of £500+ could sponsor all of our grant recipients for an entire program, effectively diversifying the livelihoods of a small community and raising many families up out of poverty. ​ For donations of £1000 or more please email us at info@bukitlawangtrust.org Change somebody's life today! Don't forget! ​ Put 'YSE' as your payment reference so we know what your sponsoring! Donate Be the change you want to see. Sharing is caring! It may seem small, but sharing our Instagram, our Facebook our website or even just talking about us with your friends is a BIG DEAL! ​ Every person you share us with is a potential volunteer, sponsor, climate activist and active global citizen of the future! Donate Sponsor a student! Here at the Trust we are committed to long term sustainable development. That's why we work hard to support our students by finding sponsorship to fund their way through education. So far we have sponsored 4 students through their education and we are only just getting started! In fact from 2021 our goal is to find sponsors for 1 student every year! Just one of the many ways we work towards facilitating equal access to education for all! Tell me more! Sponsor a Teacher! We're now offering you the opportunity to do something really special, by sponsoring one of our local teachers you would be directly supporting one of our amazing team by contributing to their salary. In doing so you are ensuring they continue to have the money they need to provide for their families. Tell me more!

  • Sponsor a Teacher | Bukit Lawang Trust

    Sponsor a Teacher! Over the last 18 years, the Bukit Lawang Trust has made it its mission to ensure that financial poverty and other socio-economic factors are not a barrier to good education, and employment opportunities. That is why we strive to support the local community by hiring all of our teaching staff from within the community. ​ ​ We're now offering you the opportunity to do something really special, by sponsoring one of our local teachers you would be directly supporting one of our amazing team by contributing to their salary. In doing so you are ensuring they continue to have the money they need to provide for their families. ​ Please sponsor a teacher's monthly salary, so that we can continue to provide free education to the children of Bukit Lawang and 12 other rural communities along the border of the Leuser Ecosystem. Most of our educators come from disadvantaged backgrounds and have struggled against the odds to put themselves through school and tertiary education. Now with the Trust, they are working to support others to do the same. ​ Make a real and lasting positive change. Sponsor a teacher today! ​ Sponsor a Local Teacher Meet our amazing local educators! Dea Ananda Kindergarten Teacher Lions Class Dea is our newest teacher in the Bukit Lawang Trust Kindergarten, she works alongside Butet as part of the Lions class! Dea is hoping to gain valuable experience as a teacher at the Bukit Lawang Trust that will one day help her to go to University and get a degree! ​ ​ Dea 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 'Lions Class' students for starting the Indonesian curriculum alongside the 'Roses Class' through the delivery of a 'learning through play' pedagogy and running crafts and activity sessions. Nurul Utami Social Media Manager & ESL Teacher Nurul has been working with the Trust for many years, first as a Kindergarten Teacher, then ESL teacher and now Social Media Manager. Nurul overseas the creation of all content on our online platforms, she manages a global network of digital nomads & content creators and assists with administrative tasks all whilst supporting our education and Conservation programs as a teacher and facilitator. Rerimna Lea Program Coordinator for Conservation As Program Coordinator for Conservation at the Bukit Lawang Trust, Rerimna works alongside our Program Manager to facilitate the delivery of a range of conservation programs and initiatives including the YSE and Youth Ranger programs. Rermina is our local expert in the field of conservation and works closely with our project partners on the ground to deliver outstanding and sustainable conservation and development initiatives. Additionally, as Program Coordinator Rerimna line manages our Conservation volunteers and helps to train and guide them through their placements with us! Renita Pelawi Program Coordinator for Education As Program Manager for Education at the Bukit Lawang Trust, Reni works alongside our program manager to facilitate the delivery of a range of education programs and initiatives. Reni is responsible for assisting with needs assessments & community selection as well as beneficiary recruitment and Post Project Visits (PPVs). Additionally, as program coordinator Reni line manages our education volunteers and helps to train and guide them through their placements with us! Fitri Hub Cook & Teaching Assistant Fitri is our longest standing team member, having been with the Bukit Lawang Trust for over 14 years! She has held a wide range of responsibilities during her tenure including cook, assistant teacher and even interim manager! She now works as our Hub Cook for the Trust community centre in Bukit Lawang, and a Teaching Assistant in our afternoon ESL classes! ​ As our Hub Cook, Fitri prepares outstanding Indonesian cuisine for all of our staff and volunteers five days! On top of this she volunteers her time supporting the teachers in the afternoon English classes and conservation classes. Fitri has been an integral part of the Bukit Lawang Trust for many years and is loved by all who visit! ​ ​ "There are many reasons why I love working for the trust, but most importantly I love being here as its given me a chance to learn English myself and work with children!" Ida Kindergarten Teacher Roses Class 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 alongside 'Lions Class' through the delivery of a 'learning through play' pedagogy and running crafts and activity sessions alongside our other 'Little Stars' teacher Rasimah. ​ "My love of kids is what motivated me to work at the Trust, I love working hard and gaining new experiences. There are lots of lessons for me at the Trust, even as a teacher!" Butet Kindergarten Teacher Lions Class Butet has been working as a Kindergarten Teacher for the Bukit Lawang Trust for the past 8 years. She works with Siti-Nur in our Big Stars 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. ​ "I like being a teacher here, I love the kids and I LOVE THE TRUST!" Rasimah Kindergarten Teacher Roses Class 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 alongside 'Lions Class' through the delivery of a 'Learning through play' pedagogy and running crafts and activity sessions alongside our other 'Roses' teacher Ida. ​ "I try to help children realise their potential and be the intelligent good people that they are. At the Trust I can learn how to keep the environment clean and gain lots of experience. The Trust is the BEST!" Ready? Ok lets go! Just send us an email with the name of the teacher you would like to sponsor and the amount you wish to donate each month and we will take care of the rest! To find out more about supporting one of our current local teachers or to enquire about a monthly sponsorship contact us on the email below! info@bukitlawangtrust.org ​ From all of us here at the Bukit Lawang Trust Terima Kasih, Thank you!

  • Meet The Team | Bukit Lawang Trust

    Meet The Team Rebecca Coley Founder & Trustee 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. ​ ​ ​ ​ Samuel Oakes Director of Operations As Director of Operations, Samuel is ultimately responsible for providing strategic leadership for the Bukit Lawang Trusts operations, in accordance with their overarching global strategy. He takes the lead on the design and development of new programs, partnerships and relationships as well as working to develop the Trusts Indonesia Country Strategy, whilst ensuring compliance with legal policy, processes and standards. Samuel has overall responsibility for the quality, impact and safe delivery of the Trusts portfolio in Indonesia as well as community selection and program design in identified communities. Program Manager: Conservation Cloé Dupont 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 organizing the Sumatran Conservation Festival! ​ ​ Program Manager: Education Harry Gunn 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 organization of our TK graduation! ​ ​ Renita Pelawi Program Coordinator: Education As Program Coordinator for Education at the Bukit Lawang Trust, Reni works alongside our program manager to facilitate the delivery of a range of education programs and initiatives. Reni is responsible for assisting with needs assessments & community selection as well as beneficiary recruitment and Post Project Visits (PPVs). Additionally, as program coordinator Reni line manages our education volunteers and helps to train and guide them through their placements with us! ​ ​ Rerimna Lea Program Coordinator: Conservation As Program Coordinator for Conservation at the Bukit Lawang Trust, Rerimna works alongside our Program Manager to facilitate the delivery of a range of conservation Programs and initiatives including the YSE and Youth Ranger programs. Rerimna is our local expert in conservation and works closely with our project partners on the ground to deliver outstanding and sustainable conservation and development initiatives. Additionally, as program coordinator Rerimna line manages our Conservation volunteers and helps to train and guide them through their placements with us! ​ Nicki Claydon Transport & Logistics Coordinator Nicki manages the transport and logistics for all of the Trusts operations on the ground here in North Sumatra, as TL Coordinator she ensures that everyone gets to where they need to be, when they need to be with the right equipment to do the job. Nicki literally makes it all happen! ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Nurul Utami Social Media Manager As Social Media Manager Nurul directly line manages our global network of Digital Nomads and content creators. Additionally, Nurul manages all of the trusts marketing and social media platforms and is the first point of contact for enquiries. ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Fitri Madewi Hub Cook Fitri is our longest serving team member, having been with the Bukit Lawang Trust for over 13 years! She has held a wide range of responsibilities during her tenure including cook, assistant teacher and even interim manager! She now works as our Hub Cook for the Trust community centre in Bukit Lawang. ​ As Hub Cook, Fitri is the heart and soul of our Hub in Bukit Lawang. She prepares outstanding Indonesian cuisine for all of our staff and volunteers every day! ​ "There are many reasons why I love working for the trust, but most importantly I love being here as its given me a chance to learn English myself and work with children!" ​ Butet Halimah Kindergarten Teacher Butet has been working as a Kindergarten Teacher for the Bukit Lawang Trust for the past 8 years. She works with Dea 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. ​ "I like being a teacher here, I love the kids and I LOVE THE TRUST!" ​ ​ ​ 'Ida' Apridayani Kindergarten Teacher 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. ​ "My love of kids is what motivated me to work at the Trust, I love working hard and gaining new experiences. There are lots of lessons for me at the Trust, even as a teacher!" Dea Ananda Kindergarten Teacher 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 is gaining valuable work experience as one of the Trusts Kindergarten Teachers in preparation for Higher education and University. ​ As a Kindergarten teacher in the Trusts 'Lions Class' Dea is responsible for supporting the other staff in the delivery of the Indonesian 'Saya Suka Membaca' kindergarten curriculum. She is also responsible for preparing our students for primary education. ​ "The Bukit Lawang Trust has so many positive activities and is good for the local community" ​ ​ Rasimah Kindergarten Teacher 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. ​ "I try to help children realise their potential and be the intelligent good people that they are. At the Trust I can learn how to keep the environment clean and gain lots of experience. The Trust is the BEST!" Wati Hub Caretaker Wati is one of our most senior staff members, having been part of our staff team 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. ​ "I love the Trust, not only because it is close to my home, but also because it allows me to learn English and gain many new experiences. I also love being able to see the children!" ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Apply Today 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! Join the Team!

  • Eco Farming (NEW) | Bukit Lawang Trust

    Ecological Farming Our Ecological Farming programs works in partnership with one of our longest standing project partners 'Erna's Eco Farm'. As an Eco farmer you will maintain an active and diverse Eco farm, whilst facilitating training in best practices under the guidance of 'Ibu Erna' herself. Placement Overview: Travel to the very edge of the wilderness to our Hub in Bukit Lawang. Situated on the edge of the Endangered Leuser Ecosystem, the last place on Earth where you can find Elephants, Tigers, Rhinos, Bears and Orangutans living together in the wild! ​ You will contribute towards our program objectives by reducing human caused climate change through the use of unsustainable farming practices. ​ You will spend most of your time at Erna's Eco Farm overseeing the maintenance of this vibrant and diverse ecologically friendly farm. You wont need experience in Eco Farming as your host 'Ibu Erna' is a Guru of all knowledge and will guide you through your placement. Your Impact: During the course of your placement you will be directly contributing towards the maintenance of the local ecosystem by looking after this rare and impactful Eco Farm. ​ You will be supporting Ibu Erna and her family in maintaining and running a fully operational eco friendly farm, as well as helping to deliver coaching to other farmers in best practices. ​ Our Eco Farming program is designed and ran by our Indonesian team and is a perfect escape from the busy modern lifestyle in the west whilst still making a considerable positive impact to the natural environment. Placement Highlights Make an Impact... your way! Food is in our family, it is in our culture, it connects us to nature. But do we know where our food is grown, how it is grown and by whom? The answer is Eco-Farming. ​ Become one of our amazing volunteer Eco Farmers and help contribute directly and significantly towards the food security and health and wellbeing of a range of rural communities across North Sumatra whilst working on our Ecological Farm. ​ ​ Receive bespoke career training & support! Our YR program is an outstanding stepping stone for a career in environmental conservation. We pride ourselves in our bespoke staff training and support. As a volunteer on the YR program you will receive comprehensive training at the beginning of your placement & 1 to 1 support from our experienced management team, throughout your placement! Majestic Giants As part of our new and improved volunteer placements we have partnered with the Tankahan Elephant Sanctuary to provide an amazing expedition walking with Sumatran Elephants through the Tropical Jungle! Live & Work on the edge of Paradise! Our community centre is situated in the small community of Gotong Royong near Bukit Lawang, on the very edge of the Gunung Leuser National Park. One of the most severely endangered tropical ecosystems on the planet & a UNESCO world heritage site. ​ The Leuser Ecosystem is the last place on Earth where one can find Orangutans, Tigers, Rhinoceros, Elephants, Clouded Leopards & Sun Bears living together in the wild. ​ And the best part is, every one of our placements includes a 2 day expedition into the Tropical Jungle! ​ ​ "5 stars out of 5 stars!" - Nuria Golter, Conservation Volunteer Experience Traditional Sumatran Culture! Alongside your work as an YR Instructor, you will also have the opportunity to participate in a range of traditional workshops including organic soap making, bamboo weaving, tree planting, Eco brick making and traditional Indonesian cooking classes! "Being Able to volunteer with the Bukit Lawang Trust was the experience of a lifetime! United Nations Sustainable Development Goals: - Tony Damico, Conservation Volunteer Gallery Dates & Placements Orangutan Cycle: Friday 7th January - Sunday 6th of March ​ Tiger Cycle: Friday 6th of May - Sunday 3rd July ​ Elephant Cycle: Friday 8th July - Sunday 4th September ​ Leopard Cycle: Friday 9th September - Sunday 6th of November ​ Rhino Cycle: Friday 11th November - Sunday 18th December Life at the Trust: Whilst volunteering with us you will be staying in one of the three volunteer rooms at the trust, these rooms have three or four beds to a room (bunk & single bed). Each room has electricity, and WIFI is available on every floor. Your Hub staff will provide you with bedding, However, you are advised to bring your own bedsheets and pillowcases. ​ There are four washrooms at the school, two located on the ground floor, with traditional Indonesian Mandi (bucket shower) and Long Drop (squat toilets). And two on the first floor, with European style shower and toilets. There is no hot water, however, you will learn to love a cold shower! The kitchen is equipped with two hobs, an oven, a fridge and freezer plus a blender. We are lucky to have running water at the school; the water is pumped up from a well in the back garden. ​ Our building is fitted with WIFI. We do have a volunteer laptop, but this is for lesson planning & preparation, therefore you may wish to bring your own. There is a printer and many teaching resources as well as a television with an HDMI to connect your laptop. Additionally, we have two bright afternoon classrooms, a playgroup and kindergarten classroom, a library, a handicrafts rooms, a staff office and a large and colourful roof space with hammock to relax in the warm tropical evenings. Out of gallery Training: First Aid Training: During your volunteer Induction you will receive First Aid refresher training as part of standard volunteer training. Requirments: Language Skills We have Eco Farmers from all over the world volunteering with us, and that's why we require a good level of spoken English Comprehension. Type - Volunteering Duration - 8 Weeks Fundraising target - £1500 Got a Question? No worries! we love to hear from you! You can email us at info@bukitlawangtrust.org or chat with us live by clicking the chat icon in the bottom right of your screen. APPLY NOW

  • Volunteer Online | Digital Opportunities

    Volunteer at Home! Digital Opportunities Want to do your bit, but cant commit to a placement in Indonesia? ​ Why not check out our Digital Opportunities in the Program profiles below! All of our digital opportunities give you a chance to make a difference in your spare time from the comfort of home! Digital Nomad Location: Remote ​ Salary: Volunteer ​ Closing Date: 01/12/2021 ​ Interviewing From: 15/12/2021 A pplication Status: Open! As one of our digital nomads you will be on the front line of climate activism. Your role will require you to put your people skills, your organisation skills and your social media skills to the test! ​ In this exciting new role you will inspire and inform the next generation of volunteers, organising fundraisers, information and social events, as well as sharing, launching and growing social movements and campaigns online. ​ This brand new role is both challenging and rewarding and will give you lots of valuable experience in organisation, social media management, social activism and climate activism. ​ Join our team of Digital nomads today! and help spread the word about our movement and our fight to protect our shared home... Earth. ​ Benefits include; Comprehensive training and support throughout placement. 10% discounted fundraising target for all placements in North Sumatra, Opportunities for career development within the organisation & a professional reference letter and Certificate at the end of your time with us! ​ ​ Want to find out more? Email us at info@bukitlawangtrust.org or live chat with us to find out more! Ready to apply? To apply, send your CV & Cover letter to us at info@bukitlawangtrust.org before the closing date. Expert Advisor Location: Remote ​ Salary: Volunteer ​ Closing Date: 01/12/2021 ​ Interviewing From: 15/12/2021 ​ Application Status: Open! We are currently looking for experienced graduates in the fields of environmental conservation & international development to join our growing team as an Expert Adviser ​ The Expert adviser is responsible for guiding and supporting the Board of Trustees in strategic planning and decision making, as well as directly supporting the director of operations in ensuring that all of the Trusts operations are in line with current best practices. Additionally the EA is responsible for aligning the Trusts programs and initiatives with the UN decade for sustainable development and the 17 sustainable development goals. ​ Benefits include; Working alongside a team of professionals in the field of environmental conservation and sustainable development. 10% reduction in fundraising target for all placements in Indonesia. Career progression opportunities. Professional reference letter and Certificate at the end of your tenure, should you choose to leave. Want to know more? Email us at info@bukitlawangtrust.org or live chat with us on the button at the bottom of your screen! Ready to apply? To apply email us your CV and a brief motivations letter to info@bukitlawangtrust.org before the closing date. Got a Question? No worries! we love to hear from you! You can email us at info@bukitlawangtrust.org or chat with us live by clicking the chat icon in the bottom right of your screen. To Apply - Email your CV & Cover Letter to us at info@bukitlawangtrust.org Remember to put the job title of the role you are applying for in the Subject.

  • FAQs | Bukit Lawang Trust

    Frequently Asked Questions Got questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to find your answer. How much does it cost? All of our placements are completely FREE, however we do ask our volunteers to fundraise a minimum target of £1500 or equivalent in a different currency before coming out to Sumatra. This money helps to keep our programs running on the ground and allows us to continue to protect the severely endangered Leuser Ecosystem and the magnificent animal species that call it home! What additional expenses should I expect? Whilst your placement fees cover a lot! you will need to arrange your own flights, personal Insurance, and visa expenses. Visa costs are typically around £50 and flights typically range from £400 - £600 from most European Countries. Can I choose the dates I want to volunteer? Our placement dates are fixed, however we offer a wide range of placement opportunities and up to 5 different cycles to choose from each year. We also offer full flexibility with your bookings. With free cancellation and rescheduling until 30 days before your arranged placement start date. What's the acomodation like? During your placement you will be staying at our Hub in the village of Gotong Royong near Bukit Lawang, in North Sumatra Indonesia. You will be staying in one of our four volunteer dorm rooms, which are fitted with bunk beds and single beds. You will likely be sharing your room with volunteers on other programs so you will get to meet lots of lovely people during your stay. You can find a full description of the volunteer accommodation on any of the program pages by selecting a program from our Make a Difference page. Just look for the 'Life at the Trust' section. Do I need a VISA & whats the application process? To legally volunteer in Indonesia, you will need a 60 day Social Visa. This can be applied for at your local Indonesian Embassy. You can find all of the details and an application form on your local embassy's website. There are two ways to apply; - In person: This typically takes 1 - 2 days. - Via Post: This typically takes 7 - 14 days. ​ After you have been accepted onto your chosen placement and you have sent us your fundraising money your Volunteer Coordinator will guide you through the visa application process and provide you with visa sponsorship. ​ **IMPORTANT - please check your local embassy's website for COVID-19 updates and restrictions.** Do I need to be a qualified teacher to volunteer with the Trust? In short... no. Here at the Trust we value experience equally to qualification as we understand that not everyone has equal access to qualifications. That's why we accept applicants with relevant experience, Qualifications or both. We also provide Comprehensive in country training for all of our volunteers when they arrive at the start of the placement, so no need to worry if its been a while since you've taught a class. You can find a detailed requirements section on each of the program pages for more info. How long will it take to get there? Naturally, this depends on where you are coming from. However, typically flights from most European countries range from 14 - 21 hours. This may also depend upon your layovers, stops and departure airport. Do you have WIFI? Yes! we have good WIFI at our Hub in Bukit Lawang. There is also WIFI available at many of the guest houses and restaurants around the village, so you wont have any trouble staying connected. Volunteers on our Eco-Farming placement do not have WIFI. However, The Hub is just a short 10 minute walk from the HUB. What is the current information regarding COVID-19 We are constantly updating our COVID-19 information to keep you informed. Make sure you check the Corona Virus updates section on the home page for up to date information. Prior to joining us in Indonesia you will need to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and share your vaccination certificate with us. Additionally during your placement we have many procedures in place to keep you safe, These are continually changing in response to the most up to date information from the WHO and the Indonesian Government. What kind of time commitment should I expect? All of our volunteers typically work 08:30 - 17:00, Monday to Friday. You will have weekends free to go out and explore! However we have arranged some activities for your weekends that are so amazing we know you wont mind giving up your weekend for! Including visiting the Elephant Sanctuary in Tankahan, A 2 day expedition into the Tropical Rainforest, White Water Rafting and more! Can I pay the fundraising target myself? Yes! A lot of applicants are working full time in the lead up to their placement with us and don't have time to organise a fundraising event. If this sounds like you then don't worry! you can also pay the fundraising target yourself to save your placement! Can I continue travelling in Asia after the placement finishes? Yes! Lots of our volunteers catch the travel bug after their time with us in Indonesia and go on to travel all over South East Asia! All you need to do is sign off of our program after the placement is finished and you are good to go! If this applies to you, let your Program Manager know before the end of your placement. Cant find what your looking for? Not a problem! Email us at info@bukitlawangtrust.org or chat with us live using the chat icon in the bottom right of your screen. ​ We're always happy to hear from you, and one of our dedicated team of team will respond as quickly as possible. kEEP UP TO DATE - FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA To get regular updates on what our fantastic team in Sumatra are doing, be sure to follow our Trust Facebook & Instagram pages. Here you can find updates from our volunteers, staff and alumni, as well as lots of interesting posts about conservation & climate change! ​ You can now chat to our team on Facebook messenger, Instagram messenger and WhatsApp too! Find out what its really like... from the people who have done it! Check out our volunteer ran blog 'The Bare Necessities' Coming in January 2022 And get the low down on live as a volunteer from the people who are doing it! ​ A unique and refreshing look at the world of environmental conservation and the unsung hero's of the thin green line. Find out about the amazing people, charities and organizations working tirelessly in anonymity to protect and preserve our planet. Gain insights into life as a volunteer and join us as we visit some of the most remote and incredible places on Earth. This is the Bare Necessities. ​ The Bare Necessities Find out who you will be working with! Take a look at our meet the team section on the About us page to find out all about the staff you will be working with during your placement with us! Out of gallery Meet the Team! Not sure if you have the time or the money? Not sure if you've got the time or the money for a volunteer placement in North Sumatra. Don't worry! we've got you covered! ​ The Bukit Lawang Trust are now offering two BRAND NEW and unique 'Digital Placements' for those passionate environmentalists who want to do their part but cant commit the time or the funds to a placement overseas. ​ Having a full time job no longer has to get in the way of volunteering for a charity and lending a helping hand! ​ Interested? click the picture below to check out our exciting new opportunities. Digital Opportunities COVID-19 SAFETY Get COVID-19 safety updates by clicking our germ logo anywhere on our site...

  • Our Work | Bukit Lawang Trust

    Our Work We at the Bukit Lawang Trust believe that taking care of the natural environment and protecting planet Earth is not just an occupation of a few individuals, but the responsibility of every single one of us. That is why, every one of the programs we run are built around the United Nations 17 sustainable development goals. By doing this we ensure that the amazing work that our volunteers do on our programs not only makes a long lasting positive change, but also works towards the preservation and protection of our natural environment. So what exactly are the SDGs? In September 2015, the United Nations created a '2030 Agenda' for Sustainable Development that includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. This Agenda emphasizes working together not as a religion race or nation, but as a species. United in our common goal of achieving sustainable development for everyone everywhere. ​ ​ Click on the Icons below to find out more about each goal . Look like a paradise? ​ Look again.. More than 2.4 million acres of Indonesian rainforest is cleared and lost each year Rainforest Action Network Most of this destruction is just to grow one plant. Palm Oil. ​ Large areas of tropical forests and other ecosystems with high conservation values have been cleared to make room for vast monoculture oil palm plantations. This clearing has destroyed critical habitats for many endangered species—including Rhinos, Elephants and Tigers & the Sumatran Orangutan . Burning forests to make room for the crop is also a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. Intensive cultivation methods have resulted in soil pollution and erosion and water contamination. ​ ​ WWF The Sumatran Orangutan: In the last 100 years, the population of Orangutans has gone from approximately 230,000 to just 7,500 currently living in in the Leuser Ecosystem in North Sumatra. And with a decrease in population of around 1000 every year, the Sumatran Orangutan is on the verge of Extinction. Most of this is caused by the destruction of their natural habitat. ​ Orangutan habitat in north Sumatra is being lost at an extremely high rate, mainly due to fire and conversion of forests to oil palm plantations and other agricultural development. This species depends on high-quality forests. Widespread forest fires, many set deliberately to clear land for plantations, are becoming a regular disaster. Not only do fires destroy vast areas of orangutan habitat, but thousands of these slow-moving apes are thought to have burned to death, unable to escape the flames. WWF What the Trust is doing: Sedikit Demi Sedikit lama lama Menjadi Bukit What is this? ​ Our motto, "Sedikit demi Sedikit lama lama Menjadi Bukit" translates in English to "Little by Little we climb the mountain" . It speaks of the challenges we face as a species in tackling Human caused climate change, and our willingness to push forward through adversity to preserve our shared home on Earth. ​ We at the Trust believe that tackling climate change and preserving our natural environment is not only important but vital for our species survival, and the survival of all other species we share this planet with. It is not a occupation of a few dedicated individuals, but the responsibility of every human on earth. Only together can we thrive. ​ Below are just some of the vital conservation initiatives we run in North Sumatra Indonesia, and we are only just getting started! Support Us Sustainable Development Goals: Since 2019 we have aligned ourselves with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, adapting and developing all of our programs to work towards these vital objectives. In doing so, we are ensuring that the impact our programs, volunteers and staff have in Indonesia, is positive and long lasting. Ecological Farming Project: Through the delivery of our Ecological Farming Program we teach local farmers about sustainable best practices, and how they can have a successful farm without harming the natural habitat. We also promote the use of natural farming practices and permacultures, and help to educate communities on the harms of pesticide usage and palm oil crops. Tree Planting: We have teamed up with the amazing people at Erna's Ecological Farming Project and their Tree Nursery to help promote regenerative conservation. Having Planted over 200 trees already in collaboration with several land owners the Tree Nursery has been a huge success. Whats more! From 2021 we will be planting 1 Tree for every single volunteer that joins us on our programs. Conservation Education: For 13 years, we have been providing conservation education to all of our students from over 7 different rural communities along the border of the Leuser Ecosystem. This includes education in topics such as; - Climate Change - Habitat & Species conservation - Deforestation & Reforestation - Recycling (incl Eco Brick Production) - Pollution & Carbon emissions Guardians of the Forest: In 2019 we teamed up with the amazing people at Darwin Animal Doctors to develop the 'Youth Ranger Program'. This program teaches our students about Jungle Ranger patrol duties, wildlife conservation, protection of the natural environment and sustainable living. The program aims to inspire in our students an empathy for the natural world and in doing so facilitate its long term preservation. Offsetting Carbon Emissions: We've teamed up with our consortium of local partners to offset the carbon emissions produced from our volunteers flights, by supporting reforestations initiatives along the boundary lands of the Leuser Ecosystem. ​ Did you know.... on average 1 tree removes a tonne of CO2 from the atmosphere in its lifetime. Bukit Lawang Trust Conservation Festival! Each year in August, the Bukit Lawang Trust runs a large scale conservation festival, based in or around the community of Bukit Lawang in North Sumatra. 2020s Festival was unfortunately cancelled due to safety concerns with the global COVID-19 Pandemic, however our festival in 2019 was a huge success. The festival brought together hundreds of people from all over the world to discuss approaches to tackling climate change in Indonesia. This included over 23 NGOs and 40 different organisations. ​ 2019s festival saw organisations, charities and individual make over 40 public pledges for Funding resources and support towards conservation efforts within the Leuser Ecosystem. ​ Not to mention a guest appearance from Farwiza Farhan, a committed climate activist and conservationist as well as chairperson of Haka Sumatra. ​ Preparations have already begun for our Conservation Festival in 2021 and you are invited! Next year promises to be bigger and better than ever before! So if you or your organisation would like to participate drop us an email! Sustainably Sourced Palm Oil - Shopping List! That's right! our brand new Sustainable Palm Oil shopping list is now here! just click the logo to see which brands from your local store only use sustainably sourced Palm Oil in their products! ​ Think that's good? well there is more! Our 100% Palm Oil FREE shopping list is coming soon!!!