With the help of Sir David Attenborough, we launched a crowdfunding campaign back in November 2016. The Books for Borneo campaign aimed to raise funds for a print run of our children’s book The Little Gibbon Who Lost His Song and to support our Education Team to provide storytelling sessions for Indonesian children.
On World Children’s Book Day (2 April 2017) the crowdfunder came to an end and we counted up how much money was raised. Our supporters very kindly donated $1,876 to the cause. These funds will be used to donate copies of the storybook to schools and charities across Indonesia, where there is currently a lack of environmental education resources. Teachers and organisations will use the book as a learning tool to teach children about Borneo’s wildlife and rainforests, and the serious threat of forest fires.
Thanks to the money raised through the crowdfunder, our Education Team will be visiting even more local schools to deliver storytelling sessions to bring the story of the Little Gibbon to life. The team have also designed interactive games and activities based on the book to maximise the educational potential of this resource.
Our hope is to provide knowledge to the younger generation about the importance of protecting biodiversity, so they can be inspired to take action to protect the environment.
Thank you to everyone who supported #BooksforBorneo. Over 30 people generously donated online; a sincere thank you to each and every person. Also, well done to the lucky few who got their hands on a Sir David Attenborough or Dr Jane Goodall signed copy of the book. We are now in the process of sending out rewards to all of the donors.
Don’t worry if you missed out on the crowdfunder! You can still get a copy of The Little Gibbon Who Lost His Song via Amazon OR if you would like to donate to our conservation, research and education work, please click here.