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Suku Mentawai Education Foundation inauguration event Last Friday, 15 September, the Yayasan Pendidikan Suku Mentawai was formally inaugurated along with their Mentawai Ecotourism and new office space in Desa Muntei. The inauguration event is an important step to establishing the Yayasan within the...
Mentawai Ecotourism to help sustain their cultural education program Working with the Mentawai community over the past 9 years, our focus has always been on empowerment – listening as they debate and develop strategies most relevant to their circumstance and determine which areas they need our...
#WAFSAC - 'watch a film, save a culture' gaining momentum Just a quick update to let you know how grateful we are for all your generous support over the past few months - you really are inspiring us. Since premiering the As Worlds Divide film and #wafsac campaign on March 24, you’ve invited,...
Suku Mentawai program officially underway! Due to the wonderful response and support we’re receiving via our As Worlds Divide #wafsac - ‘watch a film, save a culture’ campaign, Suku Mentawai’s Cultural and Environmental Education Program (CEEP) is now officially underway.After many years of...
As Worlds Divide screens in Redfern & Bondi Last week we shared Mentawai’s As Worlds Divide film and the #wafsac campaign with a packed audience at both 107 Projects in Redfern and the Bondi Pavilion, Bondi.The response from the people in these two Sydney communities was overwhelmingly positive,...
Party with a Plan, Torquay Hotel
Sunday, 30 April 2017
Party with a Plan, Torquay Hotel Thank you to Tom Robb and the Torquay Hotel for hosting Party with A Plan, a wonderful music festival that is generously donating all its profits to the Indigenous Education Foundation (IEF), and the incredible work of Friends of the Earth.The idea behind Party...


SUCCESS STORIES

The Indigenous Mentawai community are finally seeing their wants, needs and ideas for a sustainable solution to prevent and protect against long-term poverty become a reality.

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TESTIMONIAL

“It is so refreshing to see a model that allows Indigenous peoples control over the design of their own educational strategies”

Frank Turner

Events / Announcements

Suku Mentawai Education Foundation inauguration event Last Friday, 15 September, the Yayasan Pendidikan Suku Mentawai was formally inaugurated along with their Mentawai Ecotourism and new office space in Desa Muntei. The inauguration event is an important step to establishing the Yayasan within the Mentawai community, giving them opportunity to formally introduce their cultural education program and staff to Mentawai’s government, village leaders and the wider community. It was inspiring to see...
Mentawai Ecotourism to help sustain their cultural education program Working with the Mentawai community over the past 9 years, our focus has always been on empowerment – listening as they debate and develop strategies most relevant to their circumstance and determine which areas they need our support. As a result, the Mentawai founded their Cultural and Environmental Education Program (CEEP), the implementation of which is now underway. Another key aspect conducive to this approach is...