National Adiwiyata is a program that aims to create a more comfortable, safer, and more harmonious school for learning activities. This program aims to develop students to become a generation that cares with their surrounding and the environment. Furthermore, this program can create a better manpower in the future that are educated in economy development, social, and environment in order to develop our nation. This program also select the best schools that fit their criterias and award them the Adiwiyata National Award of the Year.
This year, two schools from Papua have won Adiwiyata National Award of 2016. Those school are 2 Public Junior High and 2 Public High Schools. Two of them are from Biak Numfor Regency. The award will be given directly by the Minister of Environment and Forestry and the Minister of Education and Culture on Tuesday 13 December 2016 in Wanabakti Auditorium, Jakarta. Those schools are selected because they can create a clean, healthy and green school environment.
The Regent of Biak Numfor, Thomas Ondy are proud of those achievements. He said that those are one of the proofs that they are successful in managing a good school environment for the students. He also hopes that he can maintain those achievements by continuing to better manage a city that is clean, beautiful and comfortable for the people.
The Education Agency of Biak Numfor Regency and the street cleaner staffs will also continue to work together to maintain the cleanliness of Biak City,” he said, cited from AntaraPapua.
This is not the first time that the schools in Biak Numfor Regency have been awarded. On 2015, there are five schools from Biak Numfor regency that have won Adiwiyata National Award, which are Inpres Samofa Elementary School, Angkasa Public Elementary School, Biak City Junior High 1, Public Junior High 5, and Vocational High School 1.
Adiwiyata is the highest achievement in environment that is given to schools in Indonesia that have high environmental awareness. The selection of the winners is being conducted directly by the Ministry of Environement and Forestry and the Agency of Counseling and Human Resources Development.
Environmental sustainability is crucial for the continuation of life. Therefore, we must be aware of our environment and maintain its sustainability. The efforts and achievements of Biak Numfor Regency are the proofs that they the local government is aware with the environmental sustainability. We must follow their example and care for our environment to create a better Indonesia for our future generation.