OUR Approach


Through the Orang Utan Republik Education Initiative & TOP-USA, OURF has been providing grants to worthy education projects in Indonesia for the last 18 years, and to develop our vision has initiated and supported the following:

  • The Orangutan Caring Scholarship Program and LP Jenkins Memorial Fellowship for Orangutan and Rainforest Research.

  • The Orang Utan Republik Education Indonesia, the Orangutan Caring Clubs, the Orangutan Caring Foundation of Indonesia  and the Sustainable Green Sumatra Foundation as all-Indonesian conservation advocacy groups.

  • The Mobile Education and Conservation Unit (MECU) program and the Community Education and Conservation Program (CECP) to reduce human-orangutan conflict and improve villager livelihood through sustainable agricultural techniques.

  • Dozens of organizations throughout Indonesia and Malaysia conserving and protecting orangutans through TOP-USA support.

  • Annual events such as Orang Utan Caring Week (Pekan Peduli Orang Utan) internationally and Earth Day.

  • Petitions to take action on various issues, such as the illegal pet trade and illegal destruction of forests.

  • Conferences, workshops, symposia, and seminars for Indonesian educators and government officials.

  • Projects with other organizations that develop and deliver education curricula to reduce human-orangutan conflict.

  • Development of media in Bahasa Indonesia that will target Indonesian youth and adults through public service announcements, documentaries, booklets, posters, videos, and other materials.

  • Websites (orangutanrepublik.org) and social media to distribute information electronically.

  • A volunteer program that engages many people around the world to contribute towards the mission of OURF through their skills and commitment to the cause.