<![CDATA[BLANK TITLE - Meet the team]]>Sat, 08 Sep 2018 13:40:08 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[interview with annga]]>Thu, 06 Sep 2018 06:51:24 GMThttp://staywild.co.nz/meet-the-team/interview-with-anngaHow old are you Angga?
36 years old.

Any sisters or brothers?
1 sister. 39years old, lives in Binjai, married with 3 children.

What is your favourite animal?
Cat, because national park has no problem with pet cats.

Do you have any pet cats then?
Just 1 cat.

Where does your family lives?
My family are from Bahorok and they still live there. But my father passed away when he was around 7 years old.

Are you married?
Yes, 1 year

Do you have childrens?
Not yet, but would like to have 3.

What do you like the most about your job in Stay Wild?
Learning about westerners, the jungle, how to manage students and learning how to be a better teacher. There is different teaching by locals compared to westerners. Westerners teach more fun with games etc. Can learn a lot from western teachers.

What do you like the less ?
Nothing because work is enjoyable and not too hard. If he was working elsewhere like a factory or plantation the work would be very hard.

What were you doing before Stay Wild?
Working at a pharmacy selling medicine and some teaching.

What are your parents doing at work?
Mother does not work

Have you ever taken wildlife or fruits from the jungle and why?
Never. 2012 was my very first time in the jungle.

What do you do in your free time?
Live music and community meetings about solutions to drug problems, mainly meth. As well as talking to schools about the danger of those drugs.

What would you do if you had a lot of money?
I would like to make a shop or restaurant/accommodation. Something to keep making money for my family.

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<![CDATA[Interview with triady]]>Thu, 06 Sep 2018 06:30:08 GMThttp://staywild.co.nz/meet-the-team/september-05th-2018How old are you?
26 years old.

Any sisters or brothers?
6 brothers of 20-23-28-35-37 and 42 years old and 2 sisters of 30 and 39 years old.

Where does your family lives?
I live in Batu Katak and my wife also live there. My father is in Batu Jang-Jang

What are your parents doing at work?
My father works in a rubber plantation. My mother stays at home.

Where are you from?
Batu Jang-Jang

Are you married?
Yes, since 5 months. So not very long.

Do you have childrens?
Not yet, but want 2 soon. More than 2 is too expensive! 

What do you like the most about your job in Stay Wild?
The trek in the jungle to check the cameras.

What do you like the less ?
Nothing because I can always learn new things.

What were you doing before Stay Wild?
Planted trees in the National Park. I liked it. Also, I have cooked for the team that did the tree planting.

What do you do in your free time?
I like to play volley-ball. I also would like to go on a holiday with my wife one time.

What would you do if you had a lot of money?
I would buy a fruit garden so I could sell the fruits
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<![CDATA[interview with sunan]]>Sun, 02 Sep 2018 08:56:52 GMThttp://staywild.co.nz/meet-the-team/interview-with-sunanHow old are you Sunan? Or any brothers and sisters? 
I'm 30 years old. 2 younger sisters and 1 younger brother.

Any cats or dogs?
Just one, his name is Manis.

Where does your family lives?
They live in Tusam Pinter.

What are your parents doing for a living?
My mother stays at home and my father works on rubber plantations.

So where are you from originally?
Bahorok.

Are you married? Kids?
Yes, 1 boy of 2 years old.

What were you doing before SW?
Working on rubber plantations.

What do you do in your free time?
I like to go to the chili gardens.

What do you like the most/less about your job at SW?
I like being in the jungle. There is nothing I don’t like.

What need to be changed in your community for a better future?
Everybody needs to have a better education. 

What would you do if you had a lot of money?

I would help the children go to school until University for free.
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<![CDATA[interview with boy]]>Sun, 02 Sep 2018 08:40:22 GMThttp://staywild.co.nz/meet-the-team/interview-with-boy How old are you Boy?
25 years old.

How many siblings do you have?
2 brothers of 35 and 37 years old and 3 sisters of 20, 27 and 30 years old.

Where does your family lives?
They live in Porli since 20 years old.

Does your family have any pets?
Just 1 dog. 

What do you like the most about your job in Stay Wild?
The trek in the jungle and learning about the GPS and the cameras. I like to learn more about the jungle and the conservation and learn to speak a better English.

What do you like the less ?
Nothing because I can always learn new things.

What were you doing before Stay Wild?
A long time ago, I learned about mechanics and worked in Medan and other villages but I did not really like to go at these places and I could not earn enough money. One day, a friend talked tom e about a job in an eco center. This is how I became a local guide at Batu Rongring. I liked it but there wasn’t enough tourists so I came back to Batu Katak. I like conservation and to talk to tourists cause it makes me learn a lot of new people and things

What would you do if you had a lot of money?
I would like to build an accommodation like Orchid Bungalow. I would also allow the kids to have access to more English classes and buy books for them so they can learn.

Have you ever taken wildlife or fruits from the jungle and why?
Only plants to make bracelets.

What do you do in your free time?
I like to make bracelets and rings. I like to swim and to be at Orchid’s Bungalow.

What must change in your community for a better future?
More education!

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<![CDATA[Interview with bukit]]>Sun, 02 Sep 2018 08:34:27 GMThttp://staywild.co.nz/meet-the-team/september-02nd-2018
SO LETS GET TO KNOW YOU A LITTLE BIT, HOW OLD ARE YOU BUKIT?
30 YEARS OLD.

HOW MANY SIBLINGS DO YOU HAVE?
NONE

DO YOU HAVE ANY CATS OR DOGS?
ONE CAT NAMED PINKY (IT’S A MALE).

WHERE ARE YOUR PARENTS LIVING?
MY FATHER IS IN JAKARTA, MY MOTHER LIVES NEAR LAKE TOBA. I SOMETIME VISIT MY MOTHER BUT NOT MY FATHER, HE LIVES TOO FAR AWAY. PLUS, I’VE BEEN LIVING WITH MY GRANDMOTHER SINCE I WAS 2 YEARS OLD. AT THAT AGE, MY PARENTS SPLIT AND I NEVER SAW MY FATHER AGAIN. I DIDN’T REMEMBER HIM AND DIDN’T KNOW A THING ABOUT HIM UNTIL I SAW A PICTURE OF MYSELF AS A CHILD ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE. I MESSAGED HIM TO KNOW WHO HE WAS AND WHY HE WAS POSTING PICTURES OF ME AND HE SAID HE WAS MY FATHER. I DIDN’T BELIEVE HIM AT FIRST BUT THEN HE HAD PROOFS THAT MADE ME BELIEVE HIM. I AM NOT IN CONTACT WITH HIM ANYMORE.

THAT'S INTENSE, TELL ME MORE ABOUT YOUR GRANDMOTHER?
SHE IS 78 YEARS AND STILL STRONG. SHE HAS A GARDEN AND SELLS THE FRUITS. SHE LIVES CLOSE TO BAHOROK. I LIVED WITH HER FOR 24 YEARS. SHE IS NEVER ANGRY AND SOMETIMES MAKES JOKES. BUT KNOW THAT SHE IS GETTING OLDER, SHE MAKES LESS JOKES AND IS GETTING A LITTLE CONFUSED.

WHAT DID YOUR GRANDMOTHER TEACH YOU THAT IS STILL IMPORTANT FOR YOU NOW?
SHE TAUGHT ME TO BE HONEST ALWAYS. ALSO TO WORK HARD AND TO BE LOW PROFILE.

ARE YOU MARRIED? KIDS?
YES, I HAVE A 3 ½ YEARS OLD DAUGHTER NAMED AYUDIA AND A 1 ½ YEARS OLD SON NAMED ZHEIN. MY WIFE’S NAME IS DESI PERMATASARI. SHE IS 25 YEARS OLD. WE GOT MARRIED WHEN SHE WAS 21 YEARS OLD AND I WAS 26. MY FAMILY NOW LIVES IN MEDAN, ABOUT 4H FROM HERE. I TRY TO VISIT THEM ONCE EVERY 2 WEEKS.

DID YOU EVER TAKE WILDLIFE OR FRUITS FROM THE JUNGLE AND WHY.
NO, NEVER. EVEN WHEN I HAD NO JOB.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE/DISLIKE ABOUT YOUR JOB HERE?
I LIKE EVERYTHING, I WANT TO STAY HERE! I LIKE TO HELP THE COMMUNITY, I LIKE TO BE IN THE JUNGLE AND I LIKE LEARNING ABOUT NEW THINGS. I ALSO LIKE MAKING FRIENDS FROM EVERYWHERE AND MEETING NEW PEOPLE. I REALLY WANT TO KEEP THIS JOB FOR A LONG TIME.

WHAT WERE YOU DOING BEFORE YOUR JOB AT SW?
I WORKED IN A FACTORY, IN PALM OIL PLANTATIONS, AT ORCHID BUNGALOW CLEANING ROOMS AND COOKING. AFTER MY MARRIAGE, I HAD NO JOB FOR A LONG TIME, ABOUT 4 MONTHS. THEN I STARTED WORKING HERE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK NEEDS TO BE CHANGED IN YOUR COMMUNITY FOR A BETTER FUTURE?
EDUCATION ABOUT WILDLIFE NEEDS TO BE BETTER FOR THE KIDS AND THEY NEED TO GO TO SCHOOL LONGER AND LEARN ENGLISH.

DO YOU ALREADY TRY TO TEACH THIS TO YOU KIDS?
YESS! I GO IN THE JUNGLE WITH THEM AND TEACH THEM WHAT TO DO OR NOT TO DO, WHAT IS GOOD FOR YOU AND WHAT IS NOT.

​WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE TIME?
I SPEND TIME WITH MY FAMILY. I GO IN THE JUNGLE WITH THEM BECAUSE THEY ALL LOVE IT AND WE GO TO THE ZOO. I ALSO VISIT MY GRANDMA AND MY MOM.

WHAT WOULD YOU DO IF YOU HAD A LOT OF MONEY?
I NEVER HAD MUCH MONEY SO I WOULD CRY AND DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT! (LAUGHS) I WOULD PROBABLY MAKE A BUSINESS. MY WIFE DREAMS OF HAVING A SOAP SHOP. SHE WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SOAP AND SELL THEM. SO I WOULD MAKE HER DREAM COME TRUE.

AND WOULD YOU SELL SOAP WITH HER?
NO, I WOULD STAY IN THE JUNGLE AND WE WOULD BOTH HAVE OUR JOBS!]]>