We still can’t believe that We have gone too far than we have been expected before. Here, we are very happy to pass our first year and now we still growing the seeds.
As a part of celebrating our first year, we want to back to when we started. But this is not interesting story. heuu
Actually, it just happened like we did nothing. But it started in the coffee shop (we will review it later, maybe). There, we talked about coastal issues, its something that relates to our field, fisheries and marine, as our major in college. Because, one of us just graduated and another is like a final year student, and we have nothing to do, so we decided to try work also learn with the community. Then we choose Desa Jarangan, our very first site, a small village in Rejoso side river, Pasuruan. And here, we -not really- officially start our work with the community.
Rejoso is like a perfect site. There are mangrove forests, aquaculture, children, youth and an interesting view in the afternoon. Then in the next week, we start our first education program in SD Jarangan. Boom! That’s how we started Schoove. Sounds not interesting right? Yes, indeed.
So After a year later, What is Schoove? (Trying to serious in this part)
The School of Coastal Environment (Schoove) is a non-profit organization working on Sustainable Marine and Fisheries education for the coastal community. Founded in 2017 by a collaboration of college students in East Java, Schoove is committed to work and become a new movement which aims to tackle environmental challenges and involve more people in rebuilding a sustainable and profitable marine ecosystem. Schoove provides a training and develops comprehensive marine and fisheries educational materials for elementary students, coastal housewives, and youth.
The curriculum that is constructed to represent the culture of each coastal area where they are composed of three core values. The core values that will be implemented during the education process are (1) Leadership, (2) Cultural Understanding, and (3) Environmental Knowledge. We try to dig deep the culture and local wisdom, then re-introduce it as their way to protect the environment while contributing to micro-economic development. This strategy makes us easier to work with the community. Schoove uses various fun-learning methods aiming to deliver the subjects in a more effective way.
Woohoo~ so long. So that’s Schoove after a year we run this little project. We only did a simple thing, and we are nothing. We just give a little contribution as part of a community. Stay tuned for the next Story, yaa~~