Australian Independent School Donation to Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation
On August 21, the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) visited the Australian Independent School (AIS) to share the importance of their work in helping save the orangutans. Orangutans are very closely related to humans as they share 97 percent of human DNA and are extremely patient and intelligent mammals. They are critically endangered due to logging, fires, expansion of palm oil plantations and poaching. Students Isabelle, Anusha and Ananya from AIS’s Helping Hands were very excited to hand over a cheque amounting to Rp.10,959,400 raised by the students’ coin collection buckets last term.
BOSF discussed the human impact on orangutans on campus earlier this year, and AIS students volunteered to help. BOSF also managed to fundraise by selling lovable orangutan merchandise at AIS.
For more information regarding BOSF, please visit: www.orangutan.or.id.