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Sep 27, 2019

An Update from Nusa Lembongan!

MPLS Wisata Darma Senior High School
MPLS Wisata Darma Senior High School

JULY

SMA Wisata Darma

Bottle for Botol was asked to be one of the speakers for "Masa Pengenalan Lingkungan Sekolah (MPLS)" event. This  was an introduction for new students by Wisata Darma High School with student council as committee. BfB material was delivered by Dara as a School Support Staff at Nusa Lembongan. Dara explained about BfB history, general introduction about single-use plastic and how our program is run in schools. The material was delivered to 33 new students and several student council organizers.

 

AUGUST

SDN 1,2,3 Lembongan

In August, we held a Bottle Donation Day for all students from 1st-6th grade in three schools. BfB team held a mini workshop with game and story telling. We divided students into 4 groups. These four posts take place simultaneously. Every 15 minutes students move to another post so they participated in each activity. We donated 494 bottles for these three schools. Students were really excited with their new bottles.

SMA Wisata Darma

SMA Wisata Darma was another new school to join our program. They signed a first MOU with Bottle for Botol. Principal welcomed us with enthusiasm. He really appreciated our program.

In August, we had a Teacher Workshop for SMA Wisata Darma. The workshop was attended by 11 teachers and 1 school principal. They learned about impacts of plastic pollution on our oceans and what they can do to help. We collaborated with Lisa from Marine Megafauna Foundation (MMF). Lisa gave a presentation about manta’s life on Nusa Lembongan and how plastic pollution can ruin their life. After the workshop we gave all teachers and the principal BfB bottles, so they can become role models for the students and the community.

SDN 3 Lembongan

Teacher Training was held by BfB at SDN 3 Lembongan. It was attended by 8 BfB teacher candidates and a school principal. Our teacher training aims to provide teaching materials and explained about how each teacher can contibute to this issue. BfB team gave a presentation about the teaching program starting from 1st to 8th lesson. Teachers felt enthusiastic about learning the material for the BfB program. Hopefully teachers can teach well and engage students so that they gain useful knowledge about plastic for themselves and they inspire the community.

1st lesson going well! The principal divided students into 2 group. They learn in different classes with different BfB teachers so students can concentrate more for learning BfB material. The total from 4th,5th,6th are 89 students. All students so keen and happy to learn environmental knowledge. They also bring their bottles.

 

SEPTEMBER

SDN 1 Lembongan

Teacher Traning in September at SDN 1 Lembongan was attended by 7 BfB teacher candidates and a school principal. The BfB team who were present were Ajeng and Dara. Teacher training aims to provide teaching materials and explain teaching flow of the BfB Program. This workshop are about 3 hour long. We encourage the teacher candidates to asked questions. At the end of the training session we are confidence that the staff understand the material they will teach.

The students were very enthusiastic about starting their 1st lessons for BfB in September 21st at SDN 1 Lembongan. The teacher at this school teaches very communicatively so students understand their purpose of learning our program. The students are keen to reduce plastic in the community.

SDN 3 Lembongan

At September 7th we did second lesson. The process went well, students love the video and drawing section. Everything is going smoothly at SDN 3 Lembongan.

The3rd lesson was on September 14th. Students got an insight about how dangerous plastic waste is from many videos. They love every messages thats video bring. They enjoyed lessons greatly.

SDN 2 Lembongan

1st lesson start at 8am and they are really excited to join the lesson. The teacher said the BfB program is really good to students.They will know how dangerous plastic is for our environment. They bring their bottles everyday.

Delivery Bottle SDN 2 Lembongan
Delivery Bottle SDN 2 Lembongan
Delivery Bottle SDN 1 Lembongan
Delivery Bottle SDN 1 Lembongan
MOU Signing SMA Wisata Darma
MOU Signing SMA Wisata Darma
Teacher Workshop SMA Wisata Darma
Teacher Workshop SMA Wisata Darma
Teacher Training SDN 3 Lembongan
Teacher Training SDN 3 Lembongan
1st Lesson SDN 3 Lembongan
1st Lesson SDN 3 Lembongan
Teacher Training SDN 1 Lembongan
Teacher Training SDN 1 Lembongan
1st Lesson SDN 1 Lembongan
1st Lesson SDN 1 Lembongan
1st Lesson SDN 2 Lembongan
1st Lesson SDN 2 Lembongan

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Jul 1, 2019

Lembongan is going strong :)

Teachers at SDN 3 learning about plastic pollution
Teachers at SDN 3 learning about plastic pollution

We've great news from our school that was struggling. They signed an MOU On March 28th, 2019 to continue to run the program at school. This was an exciting day where the team were able to come together from Australia and Bali. In May, the school took part in a teacher workshop and we were really happy with the attendance. A total of 11 staff, teachers and school committee members attended to learn about the impacts of plastic pollution on our oceans and what they can do to help. We also collaborated with Marine Megafauna Foundation who shared their expertise on the local Manta Ray population and the impacts plastic is having on them. 

SDN 2 Lembongan just completed lessons 7 and 8 and we donated 17 bottles to graduation students from year 6. The students also created Symbols of Friendship which are messages they share with Australian students. Dara – our Lembongan School Support Staff led the process. Dara explained what the SOF are and why we create them. She led the process in fun way so the kids paid attention, were excited and enjoyed the writing process.

Signing the MOU with the principal of SDN 3
Signing the MOU with the principal of SDN 3
Students at SDN 2 writing symbols of friendship
Students at SDN 2 writing symbols of friendship
Students at SDN 2 receiving their bottles
Students at SDN 2 receiving their bottles
Mar 13, 2019

Welcoming Dara!

Welcoming Dara
Welcoming Dara

Welcoming our New School Support Staff on Nusa Lembongan

On January 15th , 2019, Bottle for Botol welcomed Dara Datita Ginting, our new School Support Staff for the Nusa Lembongan area. Dara has a Bachelor Psychology from Udayana University – Denpasar. She is passionate about environmental education and the plastic pollution issue.

Dara will stay on Nusa Lembongan Island and monitor the Bottle for Botol program at our schools schools. She will act as the support for our teachers, to bridge the communication between BfB and the schools and work with the teachers and students to ensure the program runs smoothly.

On January 30th and 31st Dara made her first visit to Lembongan to meet the teachers and introduce her as the new School Support Staff. The introduction went well and Dara is now following up the program progress at schools in Lembongan.

 

We've won a new grant!

We're really excited to be working with Surfrider Perth and MOERK water solutions to deliver a giant water filter to Nusa Lembongan. The funding for this work is from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia) through their Friendship Grant program. The tap water available in Nusa Lembongan is so salty that it shouldn't be drunk, so most of the drinking water on Nusa Lembongan is shipped from Bali Island. The new water filter will take ocean water and turn it into drinking water through a process known as desalination. Through this new project, we will be able to provide the community with plastic-free drinking water at a cheaper price than water shipped over from Bali. We look forward to beginning this project in the coming months.

 

Schools Update

SDN 2 Lembongan is up to lesson 7. Dara was was planning to join lesson 8, however the school cancelled at the last minute due to a Mid-Semester School Competition event run by the government. The lesson has been rescheduled to March. 

SDN 3 Lembongan are going to sign another MOU with Bottle for Botol in March.

SDN 1 Lembongan, the students already get their booklet but the lesson is not start yet.

 
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