On the 19th of March 2016, 4 teachers from SOTA arrived at the village of Timbang Lawan, district of Bohorok, Sumatra. This assessment trip was to prepare and familiarise the teachers with the project of Nature for Change(NFC) and to get to know the community and crew. They were joined by 2 members of Singapore’s local NGO, PM. Haze who are doing factfindings for their new program.
They were brought to our project sites at the bufferzone and got the chance to experience our ‘hidden paradise’ when they camped a night at Camp 1.
As usual the community gives a warm welcome and first class hospitality to the visitors. They were also shown Rumah Baca Pintar Bersama NFC and got first hand look at the challenges and difficulties face by the centre and the students.
Overall they are happy with the visit and look forward to contribute to the project.