Environment Education

Tomohon is a group of mountain villages in the Indonesian province of North Sulawesi where 70% of the families are farmers. Many of these families cannot afford the (low) cost to send their children to (secondary) school. The Masarang Foundation selects children for the scholarships from poor families who live closest to degraded natural environments. These children receive a monthly allowance. They also participate in extracurricular activities relating to the environment and get additional English lessons from native speakers. They also write essays about the environment, collect climate data and take part in nature clubs and tree planting.