Kawangkoan is a large village in the Minahasa highlands of North Sulawesi, consisting of 1,206 households. Most people work as farmers or as laborers on coconut plantations.
The village government will create at least 75 acres of permanent no-take rainforest.
Kawangkoan’s elementary school, like many public schools in Indonesia, is severely dilapidated, and the village cannot get funding for renovations. Seacology is funding the rehabilitation of the village elementary school building.