24 Apr 2021
The KEHATI Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2020 KEHATI Award on November 27, 2020. Among several heroes of biodiversity, there are two figures who have contributed to preserving biodiversity through arts and culture.
The first is Samsudin, a figure from Indramayu who has been telling stories around Indonesia for years to campaign for the preservation of endangered species to young children. Second, namely Margaretha Mala, a Dayak woman from Kapuas Hulu who succeeded in combining and preserving local plants and typical Dayak weaving. Not only that, Mala has succeeded in improving the economy of women in the area.
Therefore, to provide inspiration, motivation, and new perspectives in biodiversity conservation activities for the community, especially the younger generation, the KEHATI Foundation held a webinar with the topic “Getting to Know Samsudin and Mala: Persistence in Preserving Biodiversity through Fairy Tales and Weaving.”
In addition to the two KEHATI Award 2020 winners above, the KEHATI Foundation also invited Marthella Rivera Roidatua, Founder of Inclusive Indonesia Connections (Konekin). The figure who is familiarly called Thella will provide an insight into the spirit of innovation, never giving up and the role of the young generation in sustainable development.
This event was also hosted by Windy Ariestanty, a literacy activist and founder of patjarmerah.
For the material that has been presented, it can be downloaded via the following link:
A Traveling Tale for Endangered Animal Conservation Education by Samsudin
Preservation of Tradition and Conservation Heroine by Margaretha Mala
Celebrate Difference, Build Strength, Protect the Environment by Marthella Rivera