Education In Raja Ampat Is Alarming

Education in Raja Ampat is Alarming

Education In Raja Ampat Is Alarming

Education in Raja Ampat is Alarming – The condition of education in Raja Ampat Regency, West Papua. Is alarming. Some schools do not have adequate teachers. And classrooms.

In fact, we live in a regency where there is a lot of money. But, just to build an education, it is half dead.” Sayid, a resident of Raja Ampat, said yesterday.

Poor schooling and teaching and learning process, Due to bureaucratic apparatus not working seriously.

“There’s a lot of money being corrupted. If it’s like that, how do you want to build. A good education.” He said.

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Kalabia

With a ‘half-hearted’ educational condition, Conservation International. And The Nature Conservancy finally work together. To educate children in Raja Ampat. A ship named Kalabia was launched. To help children on the islands of counting and reading.

The 32-meter long vessel holds 24 passengers. Including 8 crew members.

Kalabia itself is the local name. For the North Papuan endemic shark species “walking shark.” This fish runs on the ground with fins. Which is a new type of the genus Hemiscylliidae.

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Travelling

The ship has spent all of its time travelling in Raja Ampat. Which has 88 villages. Every 3 days there are around 30 students participating in it.

Inside the ship, learning facilities are provided. Equipped with two canoes that. Can be used to bring children snorkelling. And reach mangrove areas.

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Besides that, there are also libraries and audio. And video equipment for learning purposes. Unfortunately, the ship is temporarily docked. But, the Sailing While Learning program is not lost. We keep going.

Said Indonesia’s Coordinator for Public Relations and Outreach Conservation International. Abraham Goram.

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Albert Nebore, CI’s Program Manager at Raja Ampat. Said that the Environmental Education Program on the Kalabia Ship was directed at shaping behavioural changes. That were pro-conservation.

Children are a long-term target. If we want to discuss the issue of changing behavioural conservation. For the availability of natural resources in a sustainable manner.” He explained.

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Raja Ampat

Raja Ampat itself has its capital in Waisai. The Regency has 610 islands.

Four of them, namely Misool Island, Salawati, Batanta and Waigeo.

Of the entire island, only 35 islands are inhabited, while the other islands are empty.

As an archipelago, the only inter-island transportation is sea transportation.

Likewise, to reach Waisai, the district capital.

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The available transportation facilities. There are fast boats with a capacity of 10, 15 or 30 people.

Historically, the Raja Ampat Islands have four traditional kingdoms, each of which is the kingdom of Waigeo. With the centre of its authority on Wewayai, Waigeo Island.

Then the kingdom of Salawati, with the centre of power in Samate, North Salawati island.

Sailolof Kingdom with the centre of power in Sailolof, South Salawati Island. And Misol Kingdom, with the centre of power in Lilinta, Misool Island.

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Raja Ampat Sea Area

The Raja Ampat Sea Area covers more than 85% of the Raja Ampat area. This condition is inversely proportional to the land area. This is, of course, the main attraction for Raja Ampat. Especially in the eyes of divers.

The famous diving spots in Raja Ampat, include Cape Kri. Which is not far from Mansuar island, the Blue Magic which has beautiful coral. Or the waters around Arborek island which is a Manta Stingray habitat.

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Fish species that live in these waters exceed the number of land animal species. The world’s divers love Raja Ampat. Because, of the biological wealth possessed by its underwater paradise. To call Raja Ampat the Underwater Sea of the World.

Many unique marine species such as wobbegong (a type of cuttlefish/squid), mini seahorses. Or even large fish such as sharks, manta rays, and legendary mermaids.

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Divers also often find and swim with a collection of Tuna, Giant Trevally, or Snappers.

In fact, dangerous fish such as Barracuda often accompany divers when enjoying the beauty of the Raja Ampat underwater ecosystem.

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