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Jakarta Post

Paving the way to the future

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Tue, March 13 2012   /  09:00 am

Next generation: Citra Mentari Alrasyid, a member of the Nantu Forest Fans Club, poses with students at SDN 16 Wonosari in Boalemo. Courtesy of Nantu Forest Fans ClubCitra Mentari Alrasyid and Meldian Musa, both 20 years old and students of English at Gorontalo State University, are volunteer teachers at a remote primary school near the Nantu Wildlife Reserve.

Their monthly instruction at the school is part of the Nantu Forest Fans Club (NFFC) program, a division of YANI formed in March 2011 with 200 members comprising students of various colleges and schools in Gorontalo.

“On Friday and Saturday every month, six volunteers go there to teach all grades of primary school students and play with them,” said Citra and Meldi. Focusing on the environment, they teach English, drama and watch relevant films.

Citra said she had learned a lot from the children at that isol...