HUTAN’s Environmental Awareness Project – HEAP
In Malaysia, environmental education is readily available in urban areas but is sadly lacking where it could have the most impact, rural communities. After all, rural communities are usually the “ones living next to nature” and have the most potential effect on it.
Recognising this, it was HUTAN-KOCP staff themselves (hailing from the local community) that came up with the idea and concept of having environmental education for rural communities such as their own and HEAP was created!
Today, HEAP runs programmes for kindergarten, primary and secondary students within the Kinabatangan region with emphasis on Kampung Sukau. HEAP has also begun carry out such programmes for other rural schools outside Kinabatangan in other parts of the State of Sabah.