(2009-11-19)

Establishing community conservation programs for conflict affected youth

*Aceh Conservation Corps

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- The Aceh Conservation Corps provides hands-on environmental stewardship and service-learning opportunities to conflict affected youth and young adults while accomplishing priority cost-effective conservation, natural resource management projects and emergency response work.

Developing the knowledge, skills, and abilities of corps members is at the heart of the ACC mission. Young Acehnese of all backgrounds are given an opportunity to develop natural resources and conservation interests and skills by combining employment, service and learning in one of four exciting programs administered by the Aceh Conservation Corps (ACC). These programs focus on the development of job and life skills through conservation and community service work in Marine, Jungle, Urban or Rural settings. Challenging projects and hard work help corps members develop a work ethic, leadership skills, self confidence, team work, and a working knowledge of of conservation.