About the Luminocean Foundation
Yayasan Cahaya Samudera Indonesia is a foundation registered in Bali, Indonesia. It was founded as the non-profit equivalent to Luminocean and is the literal translation of Luminocean in Indonesian. As the name says, the aim of Cahaya Samudera Indonesia is to bring brightness and light to the ocean and its future. This is done by facilitating environmental education for children and young adults living on remote islands in Indonesia. By educating about the impacts that human habits can have on the environment and by teaching about the alternatives every one of us can choose to lead a more environment-friendly and sustainable lifestyle, Cahaya Samudera Indonesia hopes to contribute to the conservation of sensitive ecosystems, such as coral reefs. Fulfillment of the aim is approached by teaching about waste reduction, -separation and -recycling, about the role that coral reefs play for the ecological balance in the ocean and for the provision of oxygen to our atmosphere, about the utilization of solar energy as alternative to diesel generators, about how and why to build waste water gardens, and much more. Cahaya Samudera Indonesia also aims at inspiring children and young adults to read books, open up their minds, think critically and understand that every single one of us can make a difference.
By supporting Yayasan Cahaya Samudera Indonesia you will give somebody a chance to decide her or his own future and the future of the environment where she or he grew up.
What we currently support
Recycling and Waste Management
Together with our German partner BandaSEA e.V. we aim at creating a rubbish-free ocean and island. We, for example, have initiated the recycling of plastic packages into beautiful wallets. It is now done by a group of women and is working as a self-sustaining concept.
We are also setting up a recycling facility to reduce undisposable waste to a minimum.
Download this info sheet to read about how it all started till where we are now.
Together with BandaSEA e.V. we are setting up an environmental education center for children at Hatta Island. This non-profit project is contributing to a future in marine conservation at the Banda Islands. We also funded the first green school of Banda to become disposable-plastic-free. Here, children learn a responsible way of handling and reducing plastic waste.
Computer Classes for Children
Computer classes for young children are extremely important to keep up with the quickly changing world. Nonetheless, most children on Banda don't have access to computers. We helped launching first lab Kali-Kali in Nusantara village in 2016 and then started classes in Kampung Baru village in 2018.