PRCF Indonesia Associate, Fifiyati Hoesni, has been awarded a community entrepreneurship prize for her dedication to the Dayak weaving project in Indonesian Borneo. ‘Dayak’ is a loose term for the indigenous peoples of Borneo. Weaving, an ancestral art form practiced mainly by older Dayak women, is under threat of extinction because younger generations are leaving […]
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In October 2011, PRCF Indonesia’s work on protecting the remaining forests in West Kalimantan, was featured in the Pontianak Post. The article, written in Bahasa Indonesian, touches on PRCF’s work to ensure rural communities are granted management status of the forests surrounding their villages. (Photo: Stephanie Jung.)
On June 3rd through 5th, PRCF Indonesia participated, for the first time, in the Carassauga Festival of Cultures. The Indonesian pavilion was hosted by the Indonesian Consulate in Toronto, in partnership with the Indonesian Canadian Community Association (ICCA).
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Art For The Animals (AFTA) is a unique giving program that combines wildlife Donations and original folk art into extraordinary holiday gifts. The PRCF connected with AFTA during their California Campaign in 2010 to support both the weavers of West Kalimantan, and the Mueller Gibbon. Details about the initiative, can be found here.
Photo taken by Washang Photography “Dayak Ikat Weaving” is a traditional weaving process from the heart of Indonesian Borneo. “Ikat” meaning “to bind” involves tying and dyeing thread before it is woven into elaborate designs. The symbolic Dayak motifs incorporated into the woven patterns make every cloth unique: each depiction has a specific meaning, allowing […]
On December 8th 2010, the PRCF hosted their first public engagement event named “Cocktail for a Cause” in support of wildlife species and indigenous peoples’ projects in South-east Asia. The focus of the event was the “Tiger Conservation” project at the Lomphat Wildlife Sanctuary in Cambodia, and the “Ikat and Environment” project in Indonesia. Video displays were used to raise awareness of efforts in these two PRCF Country Programs. Visit the event’s blog for details on the event, and to have access to the images and videos relating to the cocktail.
In August 2010, the PRCF sent two representatives: Simi Bhagwandass (Program Development Officer) and Julie Cao (Governance and Communications Officer) on their first campaign in the United States aiming to raise awareness of, and funds for, the Foundations programming throughout South East Asia.