PESISIR MENGAJAR: FOSTERING COMMUNITY AWARENESS THROUGH SCHOOL CHILDREN EDUCATION IN TANGERANG REGENCY
The two main problems in Tangerang Regency are poverty and deterioration in the quality of the environment, to overcome this, Tangerang Regency develops and implements the Gerbang Mapan, one of its programs is the Pesisir Mengajar program. The aims at the program to increase public awareness through education and dissemination of information specifically in primary schools on coastal environmental conservation issues. Learning activities are aimed at providing a new atmosphere in the teaching and learning process of elementary schools in the coastal areas of Tangerang Regency. Until now, this program has been able to recruit 60 volunteers and reach 30 coastal elementary schools. The official slogan of the program is: "Informal Schools in Formal Classes". This program is able to provide a positive experience in the formation of student character. The values instilled in students, such as caring for the environment and personal hygiene, are evident in their actions. The students develop the habit of throwing garbage in its place and awareness of protecting the environment, a sign of increasing students' sense of responsibility towards the environment. This program produces educated and enthusiastic members of the community to preserve the coastal environment.
Pesisir Mengajar, extra school education, ICM and Tangerang Regency