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Jakarta Post

Women taught green entrepreneurship

  • Severianus Endi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 14 2017   /  12:46 am

Precious waste: United States Ambassador to Indonesia Joseph R. Donovan (right) enjoys the uniqueness of handicrafts produced from recycled materials during the kick-off of the “Kalimantan Go Girls: From Waste to Wealth” event on Wednesday.(JP/Severianus Endi)Nasoba, a 20-year old woman, was busy arranging accessories made from recycled materials. The student of Tanjungpura University’s (Untan) School of Sociology in Pontianak, West Kalimantan, is one of 40 young women from the city who are in the process of becoming green entrepreneurs.

“We had to register and go through a selection process before we received five days of training on recycling waste. We spent two months collecting recycled materials and then created them into various marketable goods,” Nasoba told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.

About 100 people registered for the course titled “Kalimantan Go ...