Grenzeloos Milieu, Indonesia
“What if your country is home to uncountable wonder trees but nobody sees the potential?”
In the great lands of Indonesia plentiful Moringa (Kelor in the local language) can be found. Fun fact about Moringa? It’s a miracle tree: it contains extremely high nutrition values and has medicinal power. Despite its superpowers, people call it “poor man’s food”, because there are so many Moringa trees. Due to this bad reputation, Moringas are left aside and nutrition and food security in the region is very low.
“Can you unveil the wonder tree with us?”
You see the problem there: there is a super hero hiding around every corner, but Lombok residents have trouble finding them. It is our mission to shine the light on Moringa and change its image drastically.
You will be working with a team full of superheroes. The local partner organization Yayasan Lingkungan Tanpa Batas Indonesia strives to reduce ecological impact and to improve quality of life. They do this in various fields, ranging from waste management to birth control sensibilisation.
What: Set up strategies to restore moringa’s true values
When: Preparation Phase: October – June
Implementation Phase: 6-8 weeks in July and August
Where: Lombok, Indonesia
Applications are closed
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About the project
The main goal of the project is to improve Moringa’s general image. A first aspect of the project focuses on raising awareness regarding the true value of Moringa. In an ideal world there would be a big mentality change at the end of the project. To achieve this goal, various events ranging from long-term projects to smaller activities should be organised. A second aspect is using marketing strategies to stimulate local consumption of Moringa and its products, like oil and soap. This includes involving aspects of Moringa’s entire life cycle, such as the necessary processing of the leaves, fruits and seeds to the final product. An extra challenge would be to create a source of income for poor local people. How? By finding a way to get dry Moringa leaves meet export standards.
From October till June you will be working hard, brainstorming and finding new solutions to reach these goals. In Summer you will leave Belgium and go to Lombok for 6-8 weeks to implement everything you’ve worked for.
Who are we looking for?
Our A-team consists of 4 to 5 high-skilled and extremely motivated students with good knowledge of the English language. A superhero is open for multicultural experiences and is willing to work and live with the community in Lombok. Students of all academic backgrounds are allowed to apply. However, for this project we are especially looking for students with backgrounds or special interest in: