Thanks to Mercia Inkiriwang (Mimi), the Rotary Club of Nusa Dua, the Swiss consular Jon Zürcher and the environmentalist Supardi Asmorobangun the TOPtoTOP project is a big success in Bali. Many thanks also to the Conrad -, the Westin – and the Nikko Hotel providing us with the best facilities to organize all events. It was honor for us to talk to the staff and share our experiences regarding a sustainable tourism industry from our home country Switzerland and from the many countries we visited.
On the 7th of October TOPtoTOP in collaboration with the Mangrove Information Center made a big clean up in the Mangroves near Dempassar. 250 students from 7 schools were participating.
More than 500 kg were collected. Congratulations!
A big challenge for us was the SLB School. The students are unable to hear and speak! Mimi was translating Dario’s speech and Sabine’s workshop into Indonesian and a teacher further into the sign language. At the end they performed a dance without hearing the music, only watching the teacher in the back giving signals (see first picture of this report)!
On the way to visit the schools we were amazed to see the beauty of this island with its rice fields and couldn’t resist to climb Mount Batur with our friends on SY Magnum and watch the sunrise:
Here a selection of some more schools we already visited:
Charity English school in Lovina, N-Bali.
Students of the Taman Kanak-Kanak Montessori School participating in the Climate Solution Contest.
The Green School of Sibang Kaja has students between 3 to 15 years from 20 countries. All immersed in a world of sustainability.
At the moment the whole family is fighting against an ugly eye infection. From REGA and Irmala we get the best advises what to do. Thank you REGA and Irmala!