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Indonesia: Using Natural Resources Responsibly
A number of indigenous groups live in the remote mountainous region of the island of Sulawesi and some of them belong to the Indonesian Protestant Church in Donggala (GPID). Climate change is increasingly challenging their traditional way of life. Many people find it difficult to adapt to changing conditions. For example, even the traditional rather extensive use of forests is now gradually causing serious environmental problems such as soil erosion and flooding. There is often a lack of ecological awareness and knowledge about sustainable agriculture in harmony with nature. This is where GPID's project work comes in.
Adolescents are taught about the negative effects of illegal deforestation through lectures, seminars and practical training that focuses on alternative methods of cultivating food crops and the benefits of organic fertilisation. The Synod Assembly plans individual activities to be carried out jointly by pastors, environmental activists and other facilitators. The aim is to awaken and strengthen an understanding of the natural environment as God's creation.
255 million inhabitants with a youth unemployment rate of 20%
Taking responsibility for building the future
The GPID's programme for empowering adolescents in indigenous communities intends to awaken an awareness for taking responsibility in creating their own future. Young women in particular are to be encouraged to take a more active role in planning their future. The aim is to create awareness of how to approach marriage, family and earning a living with knowledge, responsibility and planning - and also the realisation that such a better life should not negligently exploit the environment where all this is to take place.
We are pleased to hear that you are interested in this project. If you have any general questions, please use the contact form below. We are also happy to help you personally if you have any questions or require further information – by phone or by E-mail.
Djoko P. A. Wibowo
Liaison Secretary Indonesia
+49 711 636 78 -36
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