About the project

Hatta Island in East Indonesia is one of the few remaining places in the world with pristine coral reefs that are home for hundreds of species of fish, turtles and sharks. People here have lived mainly from fishing for centuries. As overfishing becomes a growing issue in East Indonesia and as tourism is also arriving on Hatta, it gets more and more urgent to help Hatta’s inhabitants to benefit from tourism without harming the treasure they have, the island’s natural environment.

We contracted a small house at one of Hatta’s beaches to turn it into an environmental education center for kids. This will serve to purposes:

A) It will be a place where kids can come to learn about the secrets that the environment of their island holds. They will learn snorkeling to discover the beauty of the underwater world and will learn that everything in the fragile ecosystem coral reef is connected, depending on healthy interactions between all components. They will learn how to reduce and recycle waste and why they should not through it into the sea. With this, I want to prepare the kids to find a job in tourism or in conservation. The aim is to inspire them to think critically into the future.

B) The education center will be an example of a “green” building. It shall be equipped with a solar system to run exclusively on renewable energies. There is no public electricity network on Hatta but some houses use generators. I want to set an example of an affordable and environment-friendly way of producing electricity.

The environmental education center is the youngest project of Banda Sea e.V., being launched in February 2017. In March 2017 the first classes and environmental games will take place for the children on Hatta. To get regular updates, have a look at our gofundme campaign or follow us on social media.

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The environmental education center is the youngest project of Banda Sea e.V., being launched in February 2017. In March 2017 the first classes and environmental games will take place for the children on Hatta. To get regular updates, have a look at our gofundme campaign or follow us on social media.

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