Sponsor a Teacher!
Over the last 17 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 6 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 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.
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.
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!
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!
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 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 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!"
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!"
Not sure you want to commit?
Not sure you want to commit to becoming one of our amazing Sponsors? Become a contributor instead! and join other contributors around the world by supporting a part of a teachers salary. Every little helps and your support goes a long way for our staff in Indonesia!
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!
From all of us here at the Bukit Lawang Trust Terima Kasih, Thank you!