• Orangutan Caring Scholarships

    Championed by: The Orangutan Project

    Orangutan Caring Scholarships

    Championed by : The Orangutan Project

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    The Orangutan Project
    Community Action
    Orangutan Protection
    12 Supporters
    Pledged to date
    $450.00 AUD
    $16,000.00 AUD

    Orangutan Caring Scholarships

    Through community engagement, The Orangutan Project gives Indonesian people the knowledge and power they need to be guardians of their own forest resources.


    Orangutan Caring Scholarships

    Education enriches all our lives in many ways, but for a talented disadvantaged Indonesian student, an education is a life-changing catalyst to end discrimination and to become a future leader in conservation.

    The Orangutan Project provides Orangutan Caring Scholarships to address the barriers faced by disadvantaged Indonesian students, particularly women, to access higher education in the fields of forestry and biology. A higher education will advance gender equality, including empowering students to access a better income and to contribute to decision making about their local environment.

    The Scholarships develop a cadre of graduates to become leaders in their community, who are knowledgeable and sympathetic to the conservation of orangutans and their rainforest habitat. Without local engagement for conservation, the orangutan’s forest homes cannot be saved - we need to empower and build the capacity of the local people.


    Working with our partner organisation, the Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF), we have awarded 112 scholarships through a competitive process since 2006! Over sixty students (the majority are women) have graduated and are now conducting research or working in their chosen fields.

    Each scholarship provides an Indonesian student with a total of AUD $2,000 to study biology, forestry or veterinary science for four years at a college or university in Aceh, Northern Sumatra or West Kalimantan.


    Please help us raise $16,000 for the Orangutan Caring Scholarships needed each year to support eight students! Or fundraise $2,000 to support an individual student!


    You can:

    1. Start an online Individual Fundraising Page or create a School/Team Fundraising Page and share with your friends, family, class members or colleagues on social media!

    Become a Fundraiser now and start your own fundraising page in minutes!


    2. Donate NOW and make a straight tax-deductible donation to the Orangutan Caring Scholarships!


    Fundraising Information for Schools

    By fundraising and sponsoring a scholarship, students will benefit from learning about the conservation of a global biodiversity hotspot, and of course experience the gratification of altruism. The Orangutan Project can provide ideas and assistance for fundraising, give a presentation to your students, and even help you arrange an educational tour to Indonesia (see www.orangutanodysseys.com). Unfortunately we cannot provide direct contact for your students with the Indonesian scholarship awardee, but the awardee will provide your school with a letter of appreciation. For more info, send an email to therese.obrien@orangutan.org.au.


    Thank you!

    The Orangutan Project Team

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    Helen - $20.00 AUD - 4 months 1 week ago