Besides taking his science classes, he is involved with extracurricular activities including the Biology Students Association, the University Student Executive Board, and one of the martial-art organizations at the university.
Primanda comes from a family whose journey has taken them from the island of Java where he was born, to West Borneo, then finally to the island of Riau off of Sumatra. His parents worked hard as teachers so he could attend the university. Receiving the Orangutan Caring Scholarship has alleviated a financial burden to his family for which he is grateful.
Primanda’s fascination with biology extends to herpetology where he has provided leadership for the University in the annual hatching and releasing of baby turtles in Aceh. Additionally, he is working with the Indonesian Herpetologist Association on a project, “Our Amphibian and Reptiles” where he has provided his scientific observations to the project.
Primanda’s interest and involvement in the monitoring of biodiversity within the Leuser Ecosystem along with his academic and extra-curricular achievements led to his being chosen as one of the recipients of the 2020 Orangutan Caring Scholarship and a representative for the Sponsor-a-Student program.
By sponsoring Primanda you are helping fund local Indonesian students to further their careers in biology, forestry, environmental science or veterinary science - building capacity of young scientists and contribute to sustainable development within Indonesia and the world.