Call for Participant Weekend Workcamp Mangkang 20-21 Sept 2014

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 facilitate local people to find solutions for this situation.
This time, we proceed the process from meetings and discussion to ACTION. Local people of Mangkang and IIWC volunteers are to build an integrated management landfill in Mangkang area.

To contribute in building Garbage management system in Mangkang

Socialization to local mothers and fathers gathering the idea of Garbage management system

Date and place:
Saturday – Sunday 20 – 21 September 2014
Rumah relawan IIWC, Mangkang

Saturday 20 September 2014
13.00 Arrival, team building, Campsite orientation
15:00 Preparation of Socialization
17.30 – 18.30 Dinner
18.30 – 21.00 Socialization to local mothers and fathers gathering the idea of Garbage management system
21.00 Reflection
Sunday 21 September 2014
06.00 Join Gotong Royong Warga: Building fence of the integrated management landfill
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 sharing and evaluation, Bye bye weekend work camp participants

Volunteers needed:
10 volunteers, all 18+ years old

Participant Fee
60.000 IDR (We will use the participant fee for meals, accommodation, project material and local transport)

What to bring?
• Bathroom kit
• Spare clothes for planting
• Sunblocker
• Mosquito repellent
• Umbrella/raincoat
• Sleeping bag and mattress!!!
• Games/materials for intercultural exchange

How to join?
Apply via sms: send sms to 0857-2794-4252 (Nofi) with format: WEWMangkang_Name_City_Email_Arrival Date and Time_Transportation.
Example: /15.00_Motorcycle.
The participation fee is Rp. 60.000 payable after you get the approval email & message to Bank account: BRI Bank, Account Name: Siti Maimunah, Account No: 6660-01-001149-50-0

Please inform your participation fee transfer to 0857-2794-4252 (Nofi) 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: Saturday, 20 September 2014 at 13.00, please be on time!