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Yayasan Konservasi Pesisir Indonesia

Mangrove Program

Global warming is happening everywhere. Illegal logging and even forest fires often make headlines in various parts of the world. As a young generation, today’s children must be taught and given direction about the importance of living “green” from an early age. YAKOPI approaches the younger generation by creating planting programs for children with the help of Voulentir. Trying to make programs that give birth to the mindset of loving the environment to children since childhood because the mindset is easy to shape. One of them is by teaching them to plant mangrove trees.
We make the children feel cool and have fun with the mangrove planting program, planting may feel boring, but if modified in a fun way the children will definitely be excited and that can be seen when the YAKOPI team sees the joy of the children in  joint in mangrove planting program. . The tree planting activity aims to teach the right way to plant trees, as well as provide knowledge about the importance of planting trees. “We want children to be educated from an early age to know the functions and benefits of planting trees, so that they are embedded in them to always protect and protect their environment.
YAKOPI and the volunteer team try to instill this spirit in children from an early age, and teach, what are the benefits and why we should plant and maintain Mangrove Forests, explaining that mangrove forests can protect settlements from sea wind storms, resist coastal abrasion that threaten their homes , and mangroves are also home to wildlife and marine life, because one tree can provide oxygen for two people. And we don’t forget to remind them “It took decades of the plants we planted to survive the tidal waves and coastal abrasion, and in just 5 minutes people could cut mangrove trees” that’s why we need to protect and preserve mangroves.

Introducing Mangroves to Children

YAKOPI also taught how to plant trees properly, planting trees is also not just ceremonial after trees are planted there is no more supervision and care because if planting is only ceremonial we will not know whether our plants can adapt to their environment or not. To evaluate the mangroves that have been planted, the program is designed with a maximum of three meetings and every two weeks the children can see the results of the plants they have planted.

At the end of the program voulentir and the YAKOPI team always explain to students that without plants we cannot live because we will lack oxygen and humans need a lot of oxygen to breathe in order to live. It’s time for us to thank plants and we have to preserve plant life by planting various plants around us.

We can conclude that program planting mangrove can provide positive energy in itself for children and parents who are involved in planting mangroves because the trees we plant and care for will provide benefits to our environment in the future.

 The best time to plant trees was 20 years ago. The second best time is now, so from now on we teach future generations to protect the environment from childhood.