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The Spirit of Conserving Sumatran Tiger in “Paws the Hunt, Charity Carnival”



Posted on 10 April 2017   |  
“Paws the Hunt, Charity Carnival” in Raffles Christian School (08/04/2017).
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By. Natalia Trita Agnika
Are you ready, Tigers?” asked one of the teacher of Raffles Christian School Pondok Indah, Jakarta Selatan. Excitedly, the students that were in the lineup shouted, “T.I.G.E.R.S! Who are we? We are Sumatran Tigers. We are here to home. We are here to roar!

The students of Raffles Christian School parade marched around the school area in a series of “Paws the Hunt, Charity Carnival” event on Saturday (April, 8th) in Raffles Christian School Pondok Indah, Jakarta Selatan. This 9th annual charity event was special because contributed to Sumatran tiger conservation through a donation to WWF-Indonesia.

In her speech at the opening ceremony, the principal of Raffles Christian School Pondok Indah, Maureen C. Montero said, “We are collaborating with WWF-Indonesia because we believe in the mission of WWF to stop environmental degradation through various conservation program that they have. This is not the first time Raffles Christian School collaborating with WWF-Indonesia. In 2012, we held similar activities for the conservation of the Javan rhino.” Maureen also explained that in Charity Carnival, participants will raise funds through a variety of activities that will be donated to WWF-Indonesia conservation program, especially for the conservation of Sumatran tiger.

WWF-Indonesia represented by Director of Conservation, Arnold Sitompul, highly appreciate what has been done by Raffles Christian School. “We are very happy and confident that your support contributes significantly to the Javan rhino population recovery,” he said responding to the collaboration that had once been performed by Raffles Christian School towards the Javan rhino conservation. More Arnold explained about various  programs of Sumatran tiger conservation that have been done by WWF-Indonesia. He also told about the Rimbang Baling Game Preserve, which is a natural habitat of Sumatran tiger in Indonesia. “Many thanks to Raffles Christian School for the support to WWF-Indonesia conservation programs. Now, it is the time for us to save the charismatic megafauna that became the pride of our nation. We have lost Javan tiger and Bali tiger. We can not afford to lose the Sumatran tiger,” ended Arnold.

Paws the Hunt, Charity Carnival” was filled with various activities that engage students. After the opening ceremony, the participants had Zumba exercise together then did a parade with various attributes that describe the Sumatran tiger.The elementary school students wore tiger costume. The kindergarten students brought tigers painting made by themselves. The invited guest from Tanjung Barat Orphanage also participated in the parade wore tiger headbands and face painting.

WWF-Indonesia also participated in the art festival activities in the gymnasium. Tiger Papier Mache that made from pre-used paper by Bali Artgasm were displayed there. Some enthusiastic visitors asked about the conservation message that carried out through the creation of Tiger Papier Mache. There was even a participant who adopted Tiger Papier Mache as his contribution to the Sumatran tiger conservation and his support to #DoubleTigers Campaign.

Panda Mobile, the education truck belongs to WWF-Indonesia, also took part in the “Paws the Hunt, Charity Carnival”. Through the Sumatran tiger storytelling by Kak Rian and Kak Biyong, the students knew about this charismatic animal. They were also interested in water laboratory facilities in Panda Mobile. The students were invited to test the water quality by using pHmeter, litmus paper, as well as saw the microbial content through a microscope. Near the Panda Mobile truck, there was a face painting booth opened by WWF-Indonesia.

Joy in the spirit of the Sumatran tiger conservation was further seen with various games with Sumatran tiger theme developed by students. For every game in every post, the visitors had to buy the entrance ticket. The proceeds from ticket sales will be merged with the auction of paintings by students and will be donated to WWF-Indonesia.
 
“Paws the Hunt, Charity Carnival” in Raffles Christian School (08/04/2017).
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“Paws the Hunt, Charity Carnival” in Raffles Christian School (08/04/2017).
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“Paws the Hunt, Charity Carnival” in Raffles Christian School (08/04/2017).
© WWF-Indonesia/ Natalia T. AGNIKA Enlarge
“Paws the Hunt, Charity Carnival” in Raffles Christian School (08/04/2017).
© WWF-Indonesia/ Natalia T. AGNIKA Enlarge
Panda Mobile in
Panda Mobile in “Paws the Hunt, Charity Carnival” Raffles Christian School (08/04/2017).
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Tiger Papier Mache adoption in “Paws the Hunt, Charity Carnival” Raffles Christian School (08/04/2017).
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