I am happy to announce that the first student group has begun their Greenworks project. The student team of Erlena, Kurniawan, and Azzahra, completed their diplomacy curriculum in the summer and we have been working with them over the fall to refine their community project to be sustainable and have a long-term impact. The team is building upcycled trash cans that will be installed in local elementary schools and be accompanied by a curriculum to teach kids about waste management which will be developed by our faculty facilitators, Halik and Lily.
On March 22nd, we'll induct our next cohort. Eight new students have been recruited by Halik and Lily and will be completing the five-week program on science, governance, and diplomacy. Afterwards, we anticipate to be able to fund an additional three student group projects based on remaining funds. Students will continue building on Erlena's trash can project, with the goal of establishing pipelines to process the waste that is collected (composting for food waste and upcycling for plastic waste) to divert it from the local landfill and keep the waste out of local waters.
I anticipate a great future for this project and am happy to have Khairun University as a partner as we empower student-led community change. Thank you for all your support in helping bring this project to fruition!
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