Blog Belantara Crowdfunding: Granted of Notebooks for Talang Mamak Children

Belantara Foundation handed over notebooks to the children of the Talang Mamak tribe who went to school at MDTA Nurus Sabil, Talang Children's Village, Kec. Batang Cenaku, Kab. Indragiri Hulu Riau Province on Tuesday (10/05/22) through Riau Region The Alliance of Indigenous Peoples of the Archipelago (AMAN). This activity is a follow up crowdfunding campaign, gathered through Kita In 2019, Belantara conducted a fundraising campaign to invite Kawan Belantara to participate in supporting learning activities for Talang Mamak children, especially those in Talang Children Village, Kec. Batang Cenaku, Kab. Indragiri Hulu, Riau Province.


Postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the distribution of funds from donors through was finally able to be distributed in mid-2022. Fundraising for Basic Education for Talang Mamak Children reached IDR 1,896,322 which was then spent on learning purposes such as notebooks and other school equipment, such as pencils, erasers, rulers, etc. There were 62 packages in total.


Apart from opening donation channels for supporting learning activities, we are hoping that we can also carry out educational activities through Jungle Schools which will prohibit basic knowledge such as reading, writing, and counting. 


Some of the Talang Mamak children live nearby and even live in the inland forest area of Bukit Tiga Puluh National Park (TNBT), Riau Province. This closeness makes them one of the front guards in the forest. Knowledge about forests such as the main reason why we need to protect the biodiversity in it, good forest management, and how to deal with conflicts with wild animals are all the basic knowledge we can learn from them. 


Belantara Foundation gratefully appreciated all the donors for their participation in this activity. We will invite you to participate in other activities regarding forest conservation and community empowerment, especially the people living around the forest on the next occasion. Don't forget to follow Belantara Foundation's Instagram at @belantara_found for the latest info from us. 


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