Indonesia’s Cleanup Heroes – In Pictures

Cleanup leaders from 34 provinces in Indonesia came together in Jakarta for an inspiring and motivational Regional Leaders Academy, from 6-9 May. The Academy aimed to bring together leaders from across Indonesia, to get a common understanding of the World Cleanup Day project, and how to plan and implement cleanup activities.   Haris Yudho Pratomo […]

Cleanup leaders from 34 provinces in Indonesia came together in Jakarta for an inspiring and motivational Regional Leaders Academy, from 6-9 May.

The Academy aimed to bring together leaders from across Indonesia, to get a common understanding of the World Cleanup Day project, and how to plan and implement cleanup activities.

 

Haris Yudho Pratomo (left), leader from Central of Java, and Agustina Iskandar (right), LDI Indonesia leader, with a dolphin mascot hand-produced by a community Central Java from recycled waste, in front of the Academy delegates.

 

A total of 80 people attended the academy, which took place at the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Jakarta. Here, Cecep Ginanjar & Giri Marhara (Leaders from West Kalimantan and Lampung) arrive to join the Academy.

 

Fun activities helped foster even greater fellowship and cooperation between the leaders, and keep energy levels high throughout. Pictured left, Theo Prastio, Leader from Lampung, and right, Agnesia from East Java.

 

Delegates trying out the “Wilah” board game by Ryan Sucipto, LDI leader of Banten Indonesia, which teaches children to separate out waste and see waste as a useful resource, and which launched to the public for the first time at the academy.

 

Handmade thankyou gifts were given to each of the inspiring speakers. Pictured right, Giri Marhara, who together with his team shared valuable insights from cleaning up Lampung, receiving his gift from LDI Indonesia leader Agustina.

 

Melati and her mother Elvira from Bye Bye Plastic Bags, receiving their gift for an inspirational speech, from LDI Indonesia leader, Agustina. Melati and her sister started this initiative in Bali when they were just 8 and 10 years old, and it has now grown into global movement.

 

Many other inspiring and informative speeches and workshops were also delivered. Pictured left, Ir. Sapta Putra Ginting, M.Sc,PhD from Ministry of Maritime & Fisheries, talking about Waste in the Indonesian seas. Pictured right, LDIF mentor and Zero Waste guru Pal Martensson, separating waste he had collected nearby that morning and discussing the benefits of segregation.

 

Annett Linno, LDI Regional Development Support for Asia, pictured second from left in this pre-workshop energiser activity, said: “A Leaders Academy is a place to inspire people and get inspired, to learn and share experiences, but most importantly, it is place where like-minded (or rather, ‘like-hearted’!) people meet, and understand that they are not alone. Knowing that you have a network of people to count on, and who share the same dream of a healthy and waste free world, is the most important thing for the people who are on this journey.” 

 

LDI mentor and Zero Waste Expert Pal Martensson giving a thankyou gift to Agustina, LDI Indonesia Leader, for the fantastic job she is doing in the region. Agustina said: “The Leaders Academy has become such a special event – it brings such togetherness and happiness for everyone! The leaders all bring such energy, to discuss their strategies, and support each other. With all these amazing leaders, we really believe we have 13 million people – 5% of the population – coming along with us. We say #kami13juta, which means ‘We Are 13 Million’!”

 

Want to get more involved with your country’s team? Find your team leader here: https://www.worldcleanupday.org/contact/