How We Care
Enter as guest, be respectful to your host, and leave the place either the same or better than it was before
BORNEO ECO JUNGLE CAMP
PRISTINE RAINFOREST, CRYSTAL CLEAR RIVERS AND THE FRIENDLY
LOCAL DAYAK INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AWAIT YOU
IN THE NORTH OF KALIMANTAN
A 6 DAY ADVENTURE
Your money goes into a fund to be used for maintenance of the Jungle Camp Tane Olen,
so it can continue bringing a positive change to the region as well as education through environmental books.
Ransel Buku is an educational project that brings environmental education through books, reading and providing educational games to children in two villages. One village is on the Rungan River (Petuk Katimpun) and the other village is on the Kahayan (Bukit Rawi). 500 children directly benefit NOW from this program. Ransel Buku is supported by village elders, parents, fellow volunteers, professional photographer David Metcalf, donors and others who believe that it is the responsibility of everybody to support access to education for better future. Two teachers are employed full-time and we wish to hire more. Volunteer teachers currently required.
Short term goal
Expanding health and environmental classes twice a week in each village. Providing teacher training, increasing the graduation number of village teenagers from Senior High School. Promoting healthy food choices by building organic farming plots and sustainable farming methods.
Long term goal
Spreading the program to more villages, opening a floating library, developing learning centers in each village, encouraging sustainable economic alternatives.
Ransel Buku has been working for almost 3 years now in the river-side villages in Central Kalimantan, Indonesian Borneo, to help facilitate the children from these poor communities to get access to books.
A child friendly library providing books and learning space for the local community.
Bringing books to 5 remote villages on Rungan River.
FUND A STUDENT
Empowering a child to purse their his dream.
SPIRIT OF THE HORNBILL
Borneo’s forests and culture is fast disappearing. One way to raise awareness is through Cultural expression and Dance and communicating to people the Importance of developing this art form.
Based in Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, this dance academy promotes traditional Dayak dancing. Local dancer and teacher, Ibu Siti Habibah, runs the academy. Siti provides traditional dance and music instruction to young Dayak children. Plans are to expand this program to the more remote villages as a way for the children to express their culture and keep the Dayak dance tradition alive.
As the fund grows, it will provide a means for Dayak dancers to travel overseas and introduce their dance and cultural beliefs to an international audience.
Perform in Australia and New Zealand in 2016
Collaborate and dance with Native Americans in USA 2016
Dance and music academy centre to be built in Palangkaraya
Financial support to perform overseas and in Indonesia
Future dance collaboration opportunities in Bali with Indigenous
Cultures from Indonesia and abroad.
Ongoing programs to record Dayak music & dance
Provide dance teaching to children in remote villages in Central Kalimantan
Funding needed to train more teachers and larger dance facility needed
Siti started her Studio by saving for many months to raise the $ 500 required to pay for the rent on the Studio for the next 12 months.
Instruments for background music
Dance Uniforms (handmade)
Dayak accessories to demonstrate and express their culture.
Project url: http://spiritofthehornbill.com
Ranu Welum is a group of young Dayak consisting of more than 50 people.
At first we focus on film and video making aim to voice the voices of Dayak people in Kalimantan. Films and short videos we aim to create self-discovering and self-learning for the Dayak. Working together with NGOs and youth communities in Palangkaraya, we hold events and workshops to train young people how to use media as a tool to express the aspirations, culture and life of the Dayak in Kalimantan.
Last year, we joined anti-haze movement as an act to help people during forest fire and haze. We cooked for local firefighters who work 24 hours every day to extinguish the fire in the forest. We also went to villages in Central Kalimantan to distribute masks, medicine and nutrition to people who are unable to afford it. We also travelled on motorbikes, in the middle of dense smog to distribute masks to the villagers.
Working together with local doctors and health workers we conducted health service and medical check-up to the villagers, educate them about the haze and tell them how to keep their health during the haze.
There is a village, Gunung Karasik, it is about 8 hour from Palangkaraya. This village is very isolated, the villagers did not receive any help during the haze. Most villagers only eat once a day. We went there and distributed supplies, nutrition, conducted medical check up and health service. We realize there are so many people who desperately need help.
Project url: http://www.ranuwelum.org