DAHANA introduced the Urban Agro Tourism Edu and Nursery Edu Park programs to 200 students of State Junior High School (SMPN) 4 Subang. The participants were guided by DAHANA’s Social and Environmental Responsibility (SER) Staff, Ruskalim that directly introduced the ecosystem in the DAHANA forest in Subang, Friday, 17 November 2023.
DAHANA’s SER Supervisor, Enok Eliyah, said that PT DAHANA’s Nursery Edu Park and Urban Agro programs are a form of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) pillars of education and the environment. It is hoped that this program can become a learning facility for Subang’s young generation.
“We hope that this program can be a facility for students and the younger generation of Subang where they learn to manage forests as an effort to deal with global warming and the climate crisis. We also hope that this can inspire students and develop interest in becoming young farmers in the future,” said Ms Eliyah.
Ms Eliyah added that currently Indonesia has a manpower crisis in the agricultural sector as the younger generation is not very interested in working in this important sector despite the fact that working in agriculture is the most important thing for maintaining the community’s food storage. Being a forest farmer is also the same as being a guardian of ecological sustainability.
During this activity, SMPN 4 Subang students were also introduced to procedures for managing organic and inorganic waste from the DAHANA SER team. As is known, the DAHANA SER team has been partnering with various community groups in organic and inorganic waste management. The collaboration can help protect the environment while improving the economy, such as the of maggots for organic waste and making of paving blocks for inorganic waste.
Meanwhile, the teacher at SMPN 4 Subang and the person in charge of the Project for Strengthening the Profile of Pancasila Students (P5), Langgeng, said, this visit was an implementation of the Merdeka Curriculum at SMPN 4 Subang for the 2023/2024 academic year under the theme of “Sustainable Lifestyle” with the topic of “Organic and Inorganic Waste Management”.
“We hope this field study program will allow the students to learn about organic and inorganic waste management, so that in the future they will have the awareness and ability to manage waste in a correct and beneficial way with sustainable economic value,” said Mr Langgeng.