Orang Utan Republik Foundation Launches Student Sponsorship Program

Innovative online support program helps Indonesian youth become conservation educators
By: Orang Utan Republik Foundation, Inc.
Three students that can be sponsored
Three students that can be sponsored
KUTA, Indonesia - Dec. 17, 2019 - PRLog -- The Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF), in conjunction with The Orangutan Project (TOP), is proud to announce the holiday launch of the Student Sponsorship Program, an e-certificate gifting platform that enables you to easily support OURF's Orangutan Caring Scholarship (OCS) program by becoming a Scholarship Guardian. This life-changing program has already awarded 172 multi-year scholarships to deserving Indonesian students attending university in the fields of biology, forestry, and veterinary science. Nearly 100 scholarship recipients have already graduated, with many now working for nonprofit conservation organizations supporting orangutan survival.

"It's critical to involve local people in conservation efforts," OURF Director Dr. Gary Shapiro explains. "The new Student Sponsorship Program will keep the OCS thriving in the years ahead."

Potential donors can learn about six exceptional students who represent the entire scholarship program. The students were nominated by the implementing organizations that locally promote and manage the OCS.

"When you sponsor a student, you'll receive a student biography and and an e-Certificate of Guardianship," Shapiro says. "You can also follow your student's progress as they submit periodic updates on their matriculation."

Patterned after the orangutan adoption programs, funds collected by this program will be used to support all of the students who are receiving fiscal support.

For more information about the OCS program, visit the Orangutan Caring Scholarship Program web page at https://www.orangutanrepublik.org/what-we-do/orangutan-caring-scholarship-program/.To become a Scholarship Guardian, visit https://www.orangutanrepublik.org/sponsor/.

About the Orang Utan Republik Foundation

The mission of the Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF) is to save the critically endangered orangutans from extinction by supporting, coordinating and facilitating conservation education, outreach programs, and other innovative collaborative projects in the species' host country of Indonesia. Established as the Orang Utan Republik Education Initiative in 2004, OURF received its foundation status in 2007.

OURF seeks to transform the attitudes, values and beliefs of local Indonesians who impact wild orangutan populations in culturally appropriate ways such that they become the caretakers of the species and their rain forest habitat.


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