Indonesia: construction of two schools through the partnership established between the ars86care Foundation and the Nexans Foundation
Last December 2015, ars86care foundation held a Hand Over Event for two schools located in the periphery of Yogyakarta, Central Java. These two schools have been funded by the Crédit Suisse and the Nexans Foundation. “This year marks the first ever Green Feature school in our projects and with the help and contribution from the Nexans Foundation, we were able to move forward with our Green Feature concepts. These features include solar energy system, LED lighting, rain water harvesting reservoir (water tank, water reservoir, water pump), surface water absorption (biopori holes), vertical garden, and trash management (indoor and outdoor), said Dessi Rajino, in charge of the project “The importance of Green Feature concepts lies in the climate change issues that we need to answer. Seeing the level of awareness that people in Gunung Kidul have concerning the issue, we strongly feel that these schools can set an excellent example for their community and the region”.
This event was attended by several Head Officers including, representative from section of sub district authority, Head officials from Tepus and Purwodadi Village and two School Principals. Muslih Arifin, Nexans’ Country Manager in Indonesia also attended the event as a representative from the Nexans Foundation.
The objective of ars86care Foundation is to build and create a safe space for children and this school is one of the results. In the spirit of raising awareness towards green living, the event follows a series of activities which includes planting endemic plants (Dadap tree: Erythina crista-galli), creating vertical garden (consisting of medicinal plants), and organizing surface water absorption (biopori holes).