Mangkang is a fisher and farmer village located in west Semarang. This project has become annually and continuously project organized by IIWC in answering the needs of preserving the coastal side of North Java Sea in Mangkang. About 1,1 km costal line in Mangkang area is now in danger due to the abrasion of the sea, cutting mangrove by local people and heavy force from the river flows. Before, many kinds of fish and shrimps are living there, but now since the condition of the mangrove forest is getting worse, it is quite difficult to find the species anymore. Fisherman also needs to go further to the ocean to fish and it means much work they need to do to earn money. Mangkang is the project site for IIWC’s World Tanabata Action since 2008. It is a global project initiated by NICE Japan then was adopted by CCIVS UNESCO in the beginning of 2008 where volunteerism all over the world through IVS planting trees and hang their wishes in Tanzaku paper on abamboo leaf. Mangrove preservation is not a single activity but it is very complicated and consists of multiple dimensions. The project will provide a more meaningful impact if it is followed by an awareness raising activity focused on the local people to invite them to care or even to take part in planting. IIWC Volunteers will do a campaign with a focus on the local people in Semarang (city centre).
Another problem in Mangkang is most of parts Mangkang’s village do not have a proper garbage management system and garbage is mainly thrown into the river, burned or just thrown outside, IIWC volunteers are trying to find solutions for this situation.
Apart from creating a method to deal with the waste that already exists, another extremely important aspect is to reduce the amount of anorganic waste which is causing disastrous consequences for the environment, animals and human beings.
A large part of anorganic waste is made up of plastic! Plastic is being used in daily life for all kinds of functions. A relatively easy way to tackle this issue is by starting to refuse plastic bags! Instead of receiving a new plastic bag for each and every shopping it is very easy just to bring your own bag!
- Protecting the sea shore
- Increasing awareness amongst the local community
- Cultural exchange
- Reducing of plastics use
- Planting mangroves
- Intercultural night
- Campaign and fundraising
Date and place:
Friday 5 – Sunday 7 September 2014
Rumah Relawan IIWC, Mangkang Wetan Gang Tawes
15:00-17:00 Campsite orientation
19:00-20:00 Sharing home visit
20:00-22.00 Intercultural night
08:30-12:30 Planting mangroves
13:00-15:00 Free time
15:00-17.00 Make mangrove cakes
19:00-22.00 Prepare for campaign
05:30 Go to Simpang Lima + breakfast
06:00-08:30 Campaign and fundraising on car free day (simpang lima)
08:30-10:30 City tour and back to campsite
10:00-12.00 Sharing discussion and evaluation
12:00-…. Bye bye weekend workcamp participants
10 volunteers, all 18+ years old
75.000 IDR (We will use the participant fee for meals, accommodation, project material and local transport)
What to bring?
- Bathroom kit
- Spare clothes for planting
- Mosquito repellent
- Sleeping bag and mattress!!!
- Games/materials for intercultural exchange
How to join?
Apply via sms: send sms to 08979490451 (Tony) with format: WEW1403_Name_City_Email_Arrival Date and Time_Transportation. Example: WEW1403_Tony_Semarang_antonysatria@gmail.com_5September/15.00_Motorcycle.
The participation fee is Rp. 75.000 payable after you get the approval email & message to Bank account: MANDIRI Bank, Account Name: T Antony S, Account No: 136.00.0672422.0. Please inform your participation fee transfer to 08979490451 (Tony) or just come directly to IIWC office: room 1.04 1st floor PKBI Central Java Building, Jl. Jembawan Raya No. 8 Semarang, Central Java – 50145 Indonesia. Next, IIWC will process your application and send you the welcoming e-mail for the work camp.
Meeting Point: Rumah Relawan (Volunteer House) IIWC Mangkang, Mangkang Wetan Gang Tawes
Meeting Time: Friday, 5 September 2014 at 15.00, please be on time!
We are waiting your participation. Thank you.
“Individually We Change Ourselves. Together We Change The World”