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Promoting Equality and Conservation by telling stories

Help these Sumatran Women Warriors Protect the earth, the trees, and the animals that call it home.

      Goals: Promote Equality, Foster Responsible Consumption, Create Sustainable                      Communities, and Contribute to Quality Education

Through the NURAGA BHUMI INSTITUTE, a group of Sumatran Women Warriors are on a mission to protect the earth by training and teaching women how to live in, amoung, and with nature.This powerful group of women provide opportunities, experiences, and education to empower Indigenous women and LGBTQ+ to be active participants in conservation and to help make their own paths to protect the earth from extractive forces such as deforestation and poachers. This organization promotes the indigenous literacy movement, education programs, and gender equity and strives to decolonize and indigenize the conservation space in Sumatra, Indonesia.

I will travel with the team each day, documenting several project sites in three distinct locations – Medan, Bukit Lawang, and Lake Tobo.

In Medan, I will learn about the multicultural Sumatran people that form the plantation & industry. As I study how colonialism has brought changes to Sumatran indigenous people, I will meet with the grassroots NGO team to understand conservation issues, employment initiatives, and community action in addressing the challenges of the extractive industry deforesting and destroying a large part of the rainforest. In Bukit Lawang, I will trek through the forest to witness the habitat of Sumatran orangutans, elephants, tigers, and rhinos to see how they co-exist in the wild. While in Lake Tobo, I will learn more about the daily life of indigenous Sumatrans by visiting the cultural practices of the palm sugar industry and tempe home industry.

Please help me promote the power of women and LGBTQ people in Conservation.


From PWB:

Every year, our Associates donate hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of their time to document the work of our Community Partners (grassroots NGOs, charities, and community initiatives) that are making real change in this world where it is most needed. By honoring and witnessing humanity at its best, we hope to inspire and forge new narratives of what is possible. 

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Each of our Associates is given a GroupRev fundraising page by PWB upon being selected for an Assignment. We offer this platform to make our programs accessible to all and enable our volunteer Associates to subsidize these necessary assignment-related expenses:

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We are a community of storytellers uniting to support our community partners on volunteer assignments through the PWB Programand inspire new generations of storytellers through PWB School and our other initiatives and resources. Our mission is to make storytelling more accessible for communities around the world who are contributing to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and UNDRIP. PWB is registered as a charity in the United States with 501(c)(3) status and is registered as a not-for-profit organization in Canada. All donations are calculated in US Dollars and are tax-deductible for Americans and Canadians with US income.

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Thank you fir sharing your talents!
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John Wayne
Thank you for showing the world how handsome I am. I am pretty sure most people knew, but now EVERYONE knows. I think I would like an orangutan as a friend. Their hair color is gorgeous, and I suspect that they are much smarter than my owner.
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