Yes, we currently have programs both for local and foreign students. We often welcome groups of local students of all ages to the centre and we have a volunteer program that allows foreigners to come and work with us too. JM: What message do you hope the young people take away from the centre? Young Indonesians are not used to seeing people take care of animalsâ€Ś But by the time they leave our centre they understand that wild animals are not toys, and should live in their natural habitat. JM: Today, you are the operational Manager of the Jogja Orangutan Centre. What did you do before getting involved with the centre? I was an archeologist before but I have always known that I wanted to work closely with nature and do something that could really make a difference. JM: Are there currently any programs which aim to raise awareness amongst young people in relation to the conservation of animals?
JM: What projects do you have planned for the future ? In 2013 we will continue to put all of our efforts into making the centre better and better. All of the projects that we run are dependent on the donations we receive so hopefully over the coming years we will continue to receive donations and will be able to keep the centre growing and improving.
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Jogja Mag November Edition 2012