ORANG UTAN REPUBLIK FOUNDATION INC
Rating: 4.8 stars 35 reviews
Location: 2461 Santa Monica Blvd. #828 Santa Monica CA 90404 USA
Results: Funds raised and administered have provided: * 77 scholarships to Indonesian students over the past 9 years; * 7 fellowships to Indonesian and international students over the past 8 years; * programs to thousands of grade school students in N. Sumatra and Jakarta; * formal and informal education programs to villagers in 16 communities near Gunung Leuser National Park; * Orangutan Caring Week activities in Indonesia and venues around the world (since 2005) * support for the Sumatran Orangutan Education Conference, Workshop and Summit (2006) that crafted curricula specific to reduce the killing of orangutans; * support to the Orang Utan Republik Education Initiative Indonesia and Orangutan Caring Clubs to build institutional capacity to further the mission of the foundation (since 2006).
Target demographics: low-income college bound students in North Sumatra, Aceh and West Kalimantan, Indonesia; grade school through high school students in N. Sumatra and Jakarta, Indonesia; people at all levels of Indonesian society that threaten the survival of orangutans.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 14 college students with scholarships;
Geographic areas served: Indonesia
Programs: * Orangutan Caring Scholarship program, a collaboration with the Orangutan Information Center in Sumatra & Yayasan Palung in Borneo that provides 4-year scholarships to needy students in Biology, Forestry and Veterinary Science; * LP Jenkins Memorial Fellowship, provides funds to graduate students conducting field research on orangutans and rain forest; * Mobile Education & Conservation Unit, a program with the Orangutan Caring Club of N. Sumatra provides education and training to villagers living near orangutans to reduce the human-wildlife conflict and improve their quality of life; * Orangutan Caring Week, a collaboration with orangutan groups, zoos and others to call attention to the plight of the species each November;
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I am on the board of this orangutan foundation for two reasons: it has a solid approach for making long-lasting change by working at the grass roots' level in Indonesia: and the president of the foundation, the orangutan scientist Gary Shapiro, is a man of sincerity and integrity.
Prof. Shawn Thompson, author of The Intimate Ape: Orangutans and the Secret Life of a Vanishing Species
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