Pesantren Teungku Chiek Oemar Diyan, Aceh Besar, Indonesia


 

Protection of Oceans and Marines Areas: Shimmering sands and turquoise waters make these beaches local and international treasures. They are threatened, however, by careless practices of community residents. Students show two simple solutions to ensure that these marine environments are preserved so that present and future generations can enjoy their beauty and bounty.

 

Increasing Women’s Economic Participation: Traditional opinions placed men and women in separate economic spheres, but today many women are crossing gender lines to pursue occupations in what used to be considered men’s realms. It’s a good thing too, because one of the jobs these students showcase is so big that everyone has to roll up his and her sleeves to jump in.