Manado Tua Satu Village sits on the fringe of an extinct volcano, along the shores of Manado Tua Island. The village has about 2,000 residents. About 300 students attend the village’s elementary school. The school building, however, is in such bad condition that it’s not usable when it rains. Instead, teachers must hold classes in a partially completed church.
Seacology is providing funds to renovate the school. In return, the village has endorsed a 118-acre rainforest reserve and a 160-acre no-take marine reserve for at least 10 years.