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Mission Statement

The purpose of the Bukit Lawang Trust is to: 'Enhance the health and education of the community of the village of Bukit Lawang and the people of Bohorok region, North Sumatra, Indonesia' 'Engage in Environmental and wildlife projects in connection with the endangered orangutans of the Gunung Leuseur National Park and other such areas in Indonesia.'

Description

We run a free kindergarten every morning and have helped children to learn to read and write at all ages. We believe in education being the best route out of poverty and to the opportunity for a better life for the future.

After the tsunami Bukit Lawang Trust also helped in other areas such as Nias and the Mentawai islands to bring immediate aid to islanders.

Since that time we have had over 24 volunteers and taught more than 1200 children.

Aini was our first teacher who we then sponsored to go to University to study English and is a success story and inspiration to many children in the village.

The main ethos of the Trust is that education is the best route out of poverty and so we just offer the opportunity for young people to learn English and increase their knowledge of the world and the environment through our lessons.

Bukit Lawang Trust is also very focused on Conservation and wishes to empower and enable the local community to protect and look after the Gunung Leuseur National Park as it is right on their doorstep.

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