My name is Dian Anggraini, and I am assistant to Amanda Katili-Niode, the Manager of The Climate Reality Project Indonesia.
I am currently in Melbourne following the Climate Educators’ Skillshare, learning all about how our branches can better work together.
I am lucky to be working hard with Aditya Pundir of TCRP India here at ACF, as we have a 6 week Fellowship with Climate Reality Australia - part of an Australia Awards Fellowship funded by the Australian Government.
I wanted to share my amazing experience at the Skillshare with you, from my perspective as one of the 12 participants from Indonesia who completed the Skillshare program.
I think the most valuable experience for the educators from Indonesia was learning from the school principals, teachers and students we met here in Australia at the schools we visited - Merri Creek Primary School, Clonard College, St. Therese Catholic Primary School and Port Fairy Consolidated School, to name a few.
We saw first-hand that together they have set up creative, innovative, interactive, fun and simple lesson plans in terms of managing energy, water, land, biodiversity and waste to slow the effects of climate change.
Our challenge is to slow the impact of climate change. Our Indonesian educators want to convey information about climate change to students, their parents and society.
We have agreed three approaches to do this, and they are:
1.) Formal and Non-Formal Education: Providing material and various experiences to students, teachers and parents from the school visit in Melbourne.
2.) Social: Cooperating with the community and organisation to do the skills training and experience-sharing with them.
3.) The religious: Embracing the religious leaders to spread the information of climate change in terms of religion.
I think we overcame differences in language and culture in the Educators’ Skillshare and we can use that motivation achieve our plan. In fact some of my colleagues have started good work already at their schools.