28 Dec

World Food Day: Feast in Forest!

World Food Day is a day of action against hunger. On October 16th, people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number in the world is zero.

The dependency between society and agricultural land in fulfilling food’s necessity is so high because there is no other option that could replace it. Along with the high demand on food, the area of agricultural land is decreasing. It leads to the conversion of forest area into agricultural area because it is considered that forest doesn’t have potency as big as the agricultural area in serving food while In fact forest has so much to give, for example insect and silvofishery. Those are the reason why IFSA LC UGM especially Human Resources Development and Forest Education Division hold a talk show and bazaar which called World Food Day: Feast in Forest! This project aims to introduce the potency of forest for the alternative in sustainable food. Read More

10 Dec

Press Release Cheerity: Cheerful Charity!

The youth as the future generation is the next leader in the future. The better quality of youth, the greater its country. Investing in youth and children education is the only way to build the better quality of youth and their future.

 

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Therefore, to actualize the great country we need a great quality of the youth. In fact, there are still great number of youth and children that don’t have proper facilities especially in education. In 2015, social minister said that 4,1 million children was being displaced. Displaced children were interpreted by the children who did not get any chances in education and proper life.

In this special occasion, Internee IFSA LC UGM was holding Cheerity: Cheerful Charity at Panti Asuhan Islam Putra on Monday, 28 November 2016. This event’s goal is to share happiness and motivate the children to chase their dream.

This project was started by 16.00 WIB. The first agenda was opening speech by orphanage’s nurse Mrs. Samiyati and project chairman Diky Hendriawan.

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10 Dec

Press Release IFSA Intensive Rural Teaching

Education is important in life because it gives people the skills and tools they need to navigate the world. Without education, people would not be able to read, write, calculate or communicate; they would also not be able to perform jobs competently, accurately and safely.

Education also teaches people about the world in which they live, including information about history, philosophy and culture. Above all, in this era, education is the key to lifting families out of poverty.

 

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The importance of education itself, bring Language Commission of IFSA LC UGM to do a charity project called Intensive Rural Teaching. Intensive Rural Teaching is an activity to teach elementary school’s students from rural area.

This project took place at Desa Somokaton, Kabupaten Magelang that was held once a week from September to November. Member of IFSA LC UGM was taking turns to teach the students voluntarily. There, we teach them English and Environmental Education.

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20 Sep

World Nature Conservation Day: Let Elephants be Elephants

World Nature Conservation day was celebrated on July 28th across the world in order to raise awareness to protecting nature and conserving our natural resources. Due to the rapid development process is putting pressure on the natural resources like air, water, forests, wildlife, fossil fuels & minerals, so that Nature Conservation management is the best way to  manage and utilize the natural resources.

 

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Group photo session in Creative Friday Discussion, Let Elephants be Elephants

 

Forestry Education Commission of IFSA LC UGM held Creative Friday Discussion (CIRCUS) with following theme “Let Elephants be Elephants”. This is the way we celebrate World Nature Conservation Day to challenge youth participation in increasing awareness of elephant conservation.

There are two great speakers, Mr. Alexander Markus Mossbrucker, founder of Sumatran Elephant Conservation Initiative (SECI) and Mr. Hari Palguna, consultant and culture expert in GembiraLoka Zoo, Yogyakarta. Mr. Mossbrucker as the first speaker shared his experiences about elephant conservation in Sumatra and what he and his foundation has been done in conserving elephant. Mr. Palguna as the second speaker explained about elephant ex-situ conservation that has been done in GembiraLoka Zoo.

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25 Jun

Biodiversity Heroes: The Real Heroes in 21st Century

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Indonesia is a country that has abundant biodiversity and called as megabiodiversity country. Based on data of LIPI, Indonesian fauna diversity of the world varies of 2-85 per cent, and the wealth of flora in Indonesia against the world varies of 2-65 per cent. The existence of endemic species such as Bubalus depressicornis (Anoa) from Sulawesi and endemic plant such as Amorphophallus titanium (Bunga Bangkai) from Sumatra approved that Indonesia is a country that has a high number of biodiversity.

Biodiversity plays an important role supporting life of Indonesian people. It can be seen from the majority of the Indonesian people’s livelihoods which are engaged in agriculture, forestry, fishery, and tourism. With biodiversity, people can get income to fulfill their daily life.

In fact, with a great number of biodiversity, Indonesia is still drowning in poverty. It is happen because Indonesian people cannot take advantage of biodiversity wisely. They are more oriented to economic sectors and somehow neglect the aspect of conservation. The impact of their actions is a source of community income will be reduced and the balance of the ecosystem will be disrupted.

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