Dedicating Self for Environment and Education

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Planting mangroves in Wonorejo Mangrove Eco-Tourism. (Photo: Special)

UNAIR NEWS – College time is the best time to do a lot of useful things. Beside studying and learning the science, a lot of students spare their time to share to others. A week prior to end of semester exam (UAS), Rizky Yanuar Rhama and seven of his friends held a community service in Wonorejo Mangrove Eco-Tourism, Surabaya on Tuesday, December 27.

With his friends in Faculty of Fisheries and Marine (FPK), students known as Yanuar held a community service focused on environment and education. There were about 15 orphans of Al Qomariyah Orphanage, Medokan Ayu Surabaya enthusiastically following the activity.

The participants were educated on mangroves then they were invited to plant them. One of the participants, Alfito Wahyu said that even though they often visit mangrove eco-tourism spot, it was his first time planting them.

“We often here, but it was our first time to plant and be introduced to its uses,” he said.

After planting the mangroves, Yanuar and team took the participants to look around the conservation. The student from Surabaya said that the activity was initiated by his team. He also explained that through this activity, the participants from the lower to middle class can also participate with taking care of the environment in the future.

“Hopefully through this event they will understand the importance and functions of mangroves,” said Yanuar.

Before the end of the activity, he said that it was a simple idea which in the future will be developed.

“For a start, it was simple. But hopefully in the future can be bigger in scale,” he said. (*)

Author: Nuri Hermawan
Editor: Dilan Salsabila

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