The Orang Utan Republik Foundation (OURF), in conjunction with The Orangutan Project, is proud to announce the launch of their Student Sponsorship Program, a gifting platform that enables people to easily support OURF’s Orangutan Caring Scholarship (OCS) by becoming a Guardian and helping to save critically endangered orangutans in Indonesia.
This life-changing program has already awarded 172 multi-year scholarships to deserving Indonesian students attending university in the fields of biology, forestry, and veterinary science. Nearly 100 scholarship recipients have already graduated, with many now working for nonprofit organizations supporting orangutan survival.
“It is critical to involve local people in conservation efforts,” OURF Director Dr. Gary Shapiro explained in a statement to WAN. “The new Student Sponsorship Program will keep the OCS thriving in the years ahead.”
Potential donors can learn about six exceptional students who represent the entire scholarship program. The students were nominated by implementing organizations that locally promote and manage the OCS. The six students are pictured below.
“When you sponsor a student, you will receive a student biography and an e-Certificate of Guardianship,” continued Shapiro. “You can also follow your student’s progress as they submit periodic updates on their matriculation.”