Teaching green education
Teaching green education, sustainable living, community awareness
Weekly cost (approx USD):
Direct benefits you gain:
- conservation awareness
remote scenic location
Noteworthy conservation points:
- contributes to environmental policy
- development goals (supporting local community)
When does the project run?
April - September
food included, accommodation included, electricity, local shops, nearby medical facilities, phone signal, cooking facilities, local town, wifi at the project house, transport within the project
How long can I stay?
minimum 1 week volunteering
Details of the day-to-day life on the project:
Conduct English and Roots and shoots clubs each week for the children on the island. Help to prepare fun, educational activities and deliver these exciting sessions alongside our Fuze Ecoteer staff.
In 2012 Ecoteer initiated the ‘Perhentian Islands Ladies Association’ (PILA) to engage local women in environmental issues whilst offering them a chance to increase their income. You can support these ladies by giving talks around the resorts and encouraging more tourists to attend the weekly ‘Kuih’ making sessions to sample their delicious home-made snacks and cakes.
Although tourism is a fantastic way to increase income for the island it also comes with its own problems; large groups of snorkelers can cause serious damage to coral and marine life. With this in mind, we have collaborated with the local snorkel guides and plan thorough interactive eco-snorkel briefings before they go on the tours. We also conduct beach cleans and talk to tourists about how they can reduce their environmental impact.
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