LCF Youth Climate Change Hero - Youth Camp on Climate Change

This project aims to raise awareness about climate change, promote civic engagement for students, and increase the capacity for future leaders to solve environmental issues in their community. These camps will enable the next generation to create solutions to curb carbon emission and mitigate the negative impacts of climate change. Our integrated learning through action approach will empower high school and university students to become agents of change in their local communities.

The camp will host 4 interactive climate change youth camps for 100 campers. Our camps in West Kalimantan and Bali will last 3 days and focus on building conservation, adaptation and leadership skills as campers develop solutions to daily environmental problems. Lessons will include collaborative lectures, case studies, documentaries, skills-building workshops, and informal discussions. As a final project, campers will divide into small groups and formulate an Action Plan and Voluntary Commitment to tackle an issue in their community.

We are hoping to see an increased in awareness and leadership skills among the 100 students from 10 Indonesian provinces who participate in our camps. Students will be required to design a mitigation project in their local communities. As a direct result, at least 8 projects will be locally implemented, creating local change while raising awareness about adaptability and mitigation. As campers share camp lessons and implement projects, family, friends, and community members will increase their climate change awareness and better understand the link between their actions and the environment’s wellbeing.

Finally, these camps will hopefully empower the next generation of leaders, social-entrepreneurs, and change-makers by building their capacity to design, implement, and evaluate projects. The camps will also establish a community of like-minded youth who can continue to work together and discuss climate change challenges through social media and in-person well after the camps conclude.


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