1. StGIG: Austrian students running service projects virtually in Indonesia!
Note: all experiences displayed on this page are YEP-GO, VOCIP and CAS compliant.
St Gilgen is an IB school in Austria.
Follow their students when they e-visit a family in Bintan who didn’t have a toilet and bathroom and see how they make a huge change over a Zoom connection!
2. Companies are making a difference too!
Mr Pier Luigi Sigismondi, President of Dole Packaged Foods, was the first executive of Dole to take a virtual journey. Just like the students from St Gilgen (video 1), he discovered that families in Indonesia typically don’t have running water – and the problems that causes for successful crop growing and COVID prevention.
But thanks to them, we discovered that we can solve this problem together over the Zoom, as this video shows!
Thank you Dole, and may many companies be inspired by your lead!Click here to see the full video!
3. 120 NYP students & staff making a difference on their e-journey!
Nanyang Polytechnic made history when they ran the first-ever 3-day long fully virtual school camp in Dec 2020, for a whopping 120 students and teachers!
In 4 separate project groups, they planted mangroves; cleaned a historic neighbourhood and recycled all the plastic; and delivered life-saving sanitation to Indonesian families.
The video here is the first draft created by LooLa (check back next week for the final version), and below are the students’ own videos.
4. NYP student group A's own vlog of their experience!
Referring to video 2 above, the awesome video here –contrasting life in Indonesia and Singapore– is the testimonial created by NYP’s group A.
5. NYP student group B's vlog!
In this video produced by NYP’s group B, the students show how they used recycled plastic to bring lifelong safe sanitation to a Bintan family!
6. Supporting a family - Live, over zoom!
Here is a video of our very first online Eco Journey, in June 2020:
Mieke and Frans –the parents of LooLa’s founder– e-travelled to Indonesia to connect with two local families.
They helped one local family repair their house, while joining another family in the process of installing a lifelong lifesaving sanitation system (see examples 1 & 5 above for more details!)
7. Be a planet-hero: plant a mangrove forest!
Did you know that you only need to plant around 20 mangrove trees to be carbon-neutral for life?
But why stop there? Go one step further and become a planet hero! Follow Cherie and James and plant 250 mangrove trees so as to carbon-offset your whole extended family, and help us to expand our knowledge by revisiting regularly via Zoom.
You can have this whole experience –and make all that impact– for the price of an pre-covid weekend getaway…
8. Igor visits his mangroves again!
A planet Hero – Igor – returns, a month after planting 1000 mangrove seedlings, to see how the mangroves are doing.
As the video shows, the results were much better than we expected, and we learned valuable lessons!
This illustrates the power of virtual travel: our guests can remain involved and contribute profoundly to climate/eco science. We hope to welcome many more guests like Igor, who follow up on their eco e-journey and help us measure and document the impact of our eco actions!
9. Cooking with LooLa
One of America’s leading Eco travel agencies, Ecomadic teams up with LooLa on a cooking journey!
With everything going on in the world right now it was the perfect opportunity to e-visit an Indonesian family and learn how to cook a famous local Indonesian dish while gaining an exciting new cultural experience at the same time!
10. SJII school e-meets a local family
The grade 7 (Sec 1) students of SJII present their signature community project – the Safe Water Garden. In this video they share with us how they first got to know the family via Zoom!
11. SJII decides how to help the family, virtually
In this video, the SJII grade 7 students explain more about the Safe Water Gardens and they explain how they won’t let COVID get in the way and how they will still continue to support this project!