18 Projects from 9 ASEAN Countries

Total grants awarded: USD15,867.57

Brunei

Green Leaders Camp

Location: Brunei
ASEAN Youth Eco-Leaders: Muhammad Firdaus Bin Haji Ismail ([email protected])
Farhaanah Sabaraya ([email protected])
Grant: USD 540.00

In conjunction with the World Environmental Day, the Green Leaders Camp was conducted with the support of Heart of Borneo, Tourism Department, Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources, and sponsored by ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme and HSBC Brunei, at Hadfa Recreational Park, Rimba, Brunei. More than 30 youths between 16 to 23 years old participated in the Green Leaders Camp to gain understanding of the various challenges and mitigation efforts of environment issues in Brunei Darussalam, as well as to cultivate leadership and volunteerism skills. The environment topics were focused on waste management, renewable energy and wildlife conservation or eco-tourism. The youths were involved in gaining knowledge through different modes of learning: talks/ sharing sessions, workshops and field trips. Other local non-governmental organisations and not-for-profit organisations were also involved in supporting this event, including Beach Bunch, Society for Community Outreach and Training (SCOT), and BruWILD: Brunei Nature Society. Following participation in the Camp, Green Leaders are expected to conduct sharing sessions of their experiences with their respective schools or organizations, and organise a project within their team.

Cambodia

Youth4Green

ASEAN Youth Eco-Leaders: Soy Ratana ([email protected])
Channika Lay ([email protected])
Sar Sopheavy ([email protected])
Sangva Lim ([email protected])
Kal Reaksmey Nhim ([email protected])
Keithya Oung ([email protected])
Angtola Huy ([email protected])
Sareth Chum ([email protected]; [email protected])
Soknim Soeng ([email protected])
Grant: USD 450.00

Youth4Green joined hands with Drop Everything And Read (DEAR) and youths in Cambodia to raise the awareness of waste management and introduced the waste classification technique to Cambodian locals the most popular beach in Sihanoukville, the Ocheutal Beach. It has been recognised that trash and littering is a persistent problem. Youth4Green addressed the issue by constructing two rubbish collection-centres and organised an event that introduce the function of the centres by holding a beach clean-up activity at popular spots around the beach. The project aims to achieve a sustainable waste management system that actively promotes eco-tourism and cuts down littering on the beach by 70% in the long term. Youth4Green has a large group of followers on Facebook, and this project is part of the establishment of a larger movement that disseminates information and knowledge to the public through presentations and social media.

Indonesia

ASEAN Eco-School Project

ASEAN Youth Eco-Leaders: Ricky Sudiarto Putra ([email protected])
Rida Nurafiati ([email protected])
Grant: USD 650.00

The ASEAN Eco School Project is a sustainable programme for developing eco-friendly school that promotes ASEAN identity and ASEAN belongingness as a preparation towards ASEAN Community 2015. The Project aims to introduce ASEAN to youths, increase students’ environmental awareness through education and training, increase students’ skills in conserving the environment through learning-by-doing approach, enhance the school environment and maintain its sustainability through pay-it-forward approach. Following the Project, the students are expected to spread the environmental awareness and its values to families and relatives. At the same time, the pilot school is expected to implement the same project (ASEAN Eco-School Project) in other schools in the region through Multilevel Campaign or Pay it Forward approaches.

GreeNation Youth Project

ASEAN Youth Eco-Leaders: Sujardin Syarifuddin ([email protected])
Grant: USD 550.00

GreeNation Youth Project comes from the belief that the role of youths in the world today is crucial and inevitable, and aims to raise the awareness of youth on environmental issues. GreeNation organizes a series of activities that challenges youths to actively care for their environment, and involves volunteers from universities as its participants. The activities conducted under GreeNation centralizes on one theme: “Environmental Awareness for All”, which includes in-house training on handicraft making from unwanted items, education about environment, talks, and site visit to Bantimurung National Park in Maros Regency. The in-house training provides exposure to participants on how to transform garbage into something beneficial that has economic and artistic values by using unused paper, unused bottles, and others. Informal education on environmental issues is delivered during the in-house training. Talks are conducted to build awareness amongst students and the society about the importance of the environment. GreeNation works closely with the Hasanuddin English Community (HEC) and Student Volunteer of Hasanuddin University, as well as the Green Youth Coalition of Indonesia (KOPHI) Makassar Chapter, Global Peace Youth Corps Makassar Chapter and various CSR foundations from companies active in the region.

KOPHI Goes to School

ASEAN Youth Eco-Leaders: Aulia Statham ([email protected])
Grant: USD 1,150.00

Kophi Goes to School (KG2S) is an environment awareness programme that focuses on educating teens about the importance and techniques of proper waste management. Working closely with the Indonesian Green Youth Coalition (KOPHI), the team visits schools to spread the spirit of environmental consciousness. Under the theme: “Green Up Your School (GUYS)”, the Programme ran for three months, consisting of three phases: project proposal submission, workshop, and project implementation. Commenced in January 2015, interested high school students submitted environmental project proposals to be implemented in their own schools. Two weeks later, students underwent a half-a-day environment conservation training and presented their proposals at the GUYS Seminar and Workshop, Department of Public Works, Banda Aceh. Out of 13 schools who submitted their project proposals, the top five projects were selected to be implemented in their respective schools under KG2S’ guidance. Overall, the Programme successfully reached out to approximately 140 senior high school students and the community, with support and collaboration from the teachers, school officers, environmental NGOs, as well as the government of Indonesia.

Local Hub

ASEAN Youth Eco-Leaders: Trini Yuni Pratiwi ([email protected])
Rindha Deviana Sari ([email protected])
Grant: USD 650.00

Local Hub, Ambassador of Indonesian Culture and Tourism (AICT), is a youth-run local organization dedicated to promoting culture and tourism in the region. Budding youth leaders from many cities in Indonesia use this platform to carry out exchange of ideas in nurturing and developing local culture and tourism, check on the latest events and developments among local hub cities, seek mentorship and advice, make new friends, build strong network, and search for potential partners to collaborate. Headquartered in Bandung, Indonesia, this network is maintained by both AICT main team and also students from leading Indonesian universities. Under Local Hub, two environment education programmes have been successfully organized: the Eduplant and Save Mugo. Eduplant is an educational project for students to learn and care for their environment. Save Mugo is a project that builds ecotourism tools in Muara Gembong, a coastal area in Northern Bekasi.

PFuze

ASEAN Youth Eco-Leaders: Ajanti Parwito ([email protected])
Grant: USD 200.00

PFuze is an initiative that promotes green lifestyle through the art of recycled fashionable bags. Plastic bags on their own are not really of much use, but when layers of plastic bags are fused together, the result is a durable, waterproof and smooth sheet of plastic that can be used for many new purposes. This fused plastic material, or PFuze, will be the main element for the creation of a line of eco-friendly bags. PFuze creates the opportunity to produce eco-friendly bags as an alternative way to reuse these plastics and enhances creativity of the volunteers to produce chic bags. PFuze does not merely manufacture bags, but also emphasises the role of a recycling service. The aim is to provide the community with a sustainable and safe technique to maximise the potential of used plastic. This is accomplished by working together with the local university, government/municipality and a community of women trash pickers at Sekre Angkring, who sorts out trash in Jatinangor. These women work almost 12 hours a day and earn a wage of only IDR 50,000.00 a week or USD 5.00 a week. This provides them an opportunity to earn a much needed additional income by being involved in the project. PFuze is a social enterprise that focuses on both a cleaner environment and the socio-economic well-being of the local community.

Sense of Belonging Programme

ASEAN Youth Eco-Leaders: Jepri Ali Saiful ([email protected])
Grant: USD 800.00

The Sense of Belonging Programme (SBP) aims to instill the concept of loving the environment, embed the virtues of local wisdoms, widen the understanding of today’s advanced technology, as well as create ASEAN and global cultural diversity awareness in young learners. SBP produces interesting teaching materials such as the Ecto English Software, environment awareness handbook with comic strips, and Android application to facilitate teachers in teaching environment education in the class. Teachers are trained to use the materials in the class, after which they can apply in their classes. Through the distribution of the teaching materials which includes teaching plans to the teachers, the project hopes to spread awareness on ASEAN identity and environmental issues. So far, SBP has successfully collaborated with at least 8 elementary schools in Surabaya and other cities in East Java as well as universities and youth organisations throughout Indonesia.

Teens Go Green

ASEAN Youth Eco-Leaders: Bambang Sutrisno ([email protected])
Sri Rizki Kesuma Ningrum ([email protected])
Grant: USD 2,000.00

Teens Go Green, through the development of Jakarta young green leaders, aims to contribute towards making Jakarta city more environment-friendly. The project aims to facilitate young people in the area with the concepts of biodiversity and green lifestyle through volunteerism and edutainment. Participants are developed with the knowledge, skills, and capacity as green agents of change. The project is designed to use an ecosystem approach, which is interlinked upstream, midstream, and downstream ecosystem. The project focus is based on 3 principles: I Learn (group empowerment), I Act (action project), and I Share (public campaign). Over 200 applications were received for this programme, where only 100 were selected to undergo a weekend training, campaigning activities, a project camp and a sharing knowledge session, all leading up to a grand celebration in December 2014. The programme is supported and mentored by the National Kehati Foundation, Ancol Dreamland, and various other organisations.

Laos

Environmental Education and Forest Conservation (2EFC)

ASEAN Youth Eco-Leaders: Khonesak Keomaneevong ([email protected])
Grant: USD 550.00

Environemental Education and Forest Conservation (2EFC) is a 3-day workshop for academics and students, which included a research activity at the Dongnatat Forest. Laos faces serious forest degradation and deforestation at an alarming rate, despite the large number of its inhabitants relying on the forest for its resources and food. Through the workshop, 2EFC promoted awareness on environment and forest conservation, as well as waste management techniques such as rubbish classification in selected schools in the region. Along with experts in the field, 6 groups studied the biodiversity of the forest, where they also did tree planting activities. The research activity was documented by the Sannakhet Teacher Training College.

Malaysia

Ocean Awareness Week (OAW)

ASEAN Youth Eco-Leaders: Quek Yew Aun ([email protected])
Grant: USD 750.00

Ocean Awareness Week (OAW) is an annual event organised by the Scuba Diving Club of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) to advocate the importance of the marine ecosystem among students and staff of the university. The OAW 2014, under the co- sponsorship of AYVP, consisted of five different events taking place over a period of one month. The events include CinemOcean, Run for the Ocean, Ocean Awareness Week itself, Beach Cleanup and Turtle Release. All events took place at the USM Main Campus, Penang except for Turtle Release, which took place in Kerachut Beach of Penang National Park. The project successfully reached an estimated 600-700 people in the span of a month. The project has spread awareness on the threats to the ocean and what people can do to combat these threats. The message of ocean preservation was conveyed via direct (beach clean-up activity) and indirect action (documentary viewing) by the participants of the event. This is with hopes that the participants learn to make educated decisions regarding daily activities. OAW is co-sponsored by Pacific West Malaysia, and has been featured in several local media.

Together, We Go Green!

ASEAN Youth Eco-Leaders: Nurul Nabilah Binti Mazlan([email protected])
Fazlinda Bt Kamarudin ([email protected])
Nurul Nadrah Bt Mohd Said ([email protected])
Grant: USD 1,150.00

Together, We Go Green! is a one-day programme involving 30 facilitators, 20 university students, and 20 students from four secondary schools in Penang, Malaysia, with the objective of promoting environment sustainability culture in everyday life. Through various fun and engaging activities conducted during the programme, such as group assignments, singing, sketches, and treasure hunt, students learned about practical methods of environment sustainability, including energy and water conservation practices. Following the programme, schools are expected to replicate the programme by implementing environmental-based projects under the supervision of Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Myanmar

Assessing Baseline Knowledge, Attitude and Practice on Environmental Conservation of School Students from No (5), Basic Education High School in Nay Pyi Taw

ASEAN Youth Eco-Leaders: Dr. Tin Aung Win ([email protected])
Grant: USD 550.00

This is primarily a research project that aims to assess the baseline knowledge, attitude and practices of schoolchildren with regards to environmental conservation issues, for the enhancement of policy, curriculum and knowledge on environmental education in primary and secondary schools. Through the use of questionnaires, this study took place at No. 5, Basic Education High School in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. Following the survey, a series of activities was conducted with the participating students, which sought to raise their awareness on environmental conservation, along with support from officers and experts from the Environmental Conservation Department of the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, and teachers from the school. These activities included discussions and distribution of environment education reading materials to the students. Through the project, the students demonstrated awareness, attitude and practice in environmental conservation. Similar projects are expected to be carried out in other schools in Myanmar.

Philippines

Cordillera Junior Environment Scientist Programme (CJESP)

ASEAN Youth Eco-Leaders: Ace Mark Bacayo Aniceto ([email protected])
Grant: USD 2,000.00

Cordillera Junior Environment Scientist Programme (CJESP) aims to train young environmental leaders from different secondary schools around Baguio City with the purpose of creating the “ripple effect”, as inspired and initiated by ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme in the thematic area of the environment. The 1st CJESP was held from April 7th to 13th, 2014, in Sagada, Mountain Province with the theme, “Reconnecting Young Leaders to Nature and Culture through New Perspectives in Science and Sustainability.” Twenty nine high school students, from 11 high schools around Baguio City, and six student facilitators from Philippine Science High School (Cordillera Administrative Region Campus) were selected to participate in the inaugural CJESP. The programme emphasized on the importance of conducting environmentally-sound projects and research that are socially and culturally relevant.

Cordillera Youth Eco-Leaders

ASEAN Youth Eco-Leaders: Sonny Peru Cosme ([email protected])
Alanna Tan ([email protected])
Grant: USD 1,300.00

The Cordillera Youth Eco-Leaders (CYEL) aims to involve youth in community engagement towards green nature. The Cordillera region is prone to natural disasters and landslides due to heavy storms. To mitigate the risks of landslides, the Philippines government has initiated a large reforestation campaign. In line with this, CYEL contributed to this campaign by educating 3rd and 4th year high school students in a series of lectures and activities related to concepts of climate change advocacies, community engagement and the value of volunteerism. A total of 135 participants took part in the programme, including youth volunteers, experts, partners, and guests from the Benguet Department of Education, Benguet Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Climate Smart Agriculture Centre, Benguet State University, Philippine Information Agency, Aboitiz Power Hedcor, and M. A. Camilo Freight Services. During the programme, a total of 300 coffee saplings were planted by the participants and guests at the Tallinguroy site of Climate Smart Agriculture Centre as part of the reforestation campaign, while a further 542 coffee saplings and 20 pine trees were distributed to participants to implement the tree planting project and replicate CYEL in their own schools, thus continuing the AYVP multiplier effect.

Sustainable Development Youth Corps

ASEAN Youth Eco-Leaders: Jose Mateo R de la Cruz ([email protected])
Kyle Esperanza Rafanan Zuleta ([email protected])
Jasmine Suleik ([email protected])
Laurence Lumagtas ([email protected]; [email protected])
Grant: USD 1,300.00

The Sustainable Development Youth Corps (SDYC) is a joint initiative of AYVP alumni with alumni of YSEALI and Youth Beyond Disasters. The project aims to provide an avenue for young leaders and advocates to be trained, to form relevant networks and to be familiar with policy-making and community-building. The focus is on the environmental and health needs of the community, thus creating staunch advocates for sustainable development, health and education. SDYC has conducted a facilitators training on the role of youth in policy-making on issues of environment conservation and disaster risk reduction.

Thailand

Youth Empowerment via Environment Context

ASEAN Youth Eco-Leaders: Rungtip Junlah ([email protected])
Boonsiri Chutidamrongpan ([email protected])
Noorulhuda Chalermtai ([email protected])
Patwira Narasri ([email protected])
Grant: USD 227.57

Youth Empowerment via Environment Context is designed to help and raise awareness of environment for the youth in Mai Root, Trat Province, Thailand. Young participants are fostered with essential knowledge and encouraged to come up with iedas through activities and workshops. Themed “Waste Management and Sanitation” this year, the team worked with the secondary schools and the municipality in Mai Root to achieve the highest result. The programme was successfully held on the 8th to 9th of February, 2014, at Mai Root sub-district with 50 secondary school students, to educate youths in the village on waste management and sanitation, with support from the U.S. State Alumni in Thailand, South East Asia Youth Environmental Network (SEAYEN), and Thailand Sustainable Development Foundation (SDF).

Vietnam

Spread Out Academic Club

ASEAN Youth Eco-Leaders: Ton Nu Tuong Vy ([email protected])
Grant: USD 1,050.00

Many young people in Vietnam desire for academic freedom and knowledge for self-development, which their school does not provide them with. The Spread Out Academic Club is dedicated to gather like-minded youths, organize voluntary-based activities with the aim of forming an academic community, where people can have self-study and learn from each other. Therefore, it aims to spread together more knowledge and promote critical thinking; leading to action initiatives in the near future. A small number of determined and well-educated people can make changes. Through the club, eight activities, such as talk-show, movie screening and discussion, and expert lectures, as well as a field trip to a community are conducted to enhance mutual understanding, learn about, and volunteer with indigenous cultures. The club works together with many stakeholders that provide experts for the activities and is governed under the Vietnam Centre for Economic and Policy Research (VEPR) at the Vietnam National University. VEPR also promotes the youth’s critical thinking by VEPR Summer Schools for Students and Journalists.