Inspiring the Young: CASE Indonesia Teaches the Importance of Energy Transition in Sekolah Bogor Raya

Bogor, 4 April 2023Project Clean, Affordable and Secure Energy for Southeast Asia (CASE) together with Sekolah Bogor Raya kicked off the long-awaited Teaching for the Future (T4F) Program which focuses on the importance of energy transition as a subject in formal education.

CASE Teaching for the Future Program visited Sekolah Bogor Raya as we launched the T4F program, after our great and inspiring experience Sekolah Santa Ursula BSD in 2022. This year, T4F has a completely different agenda, as the students from grades 7, 8 and 11, totaling 150 participants, were involved in  active learning, with 15 mentors facilitating, to increase the understanding and challenge them to find solutions towards problems faced by Indonesia in transitioning to clean energy. 

There were 5 different topics facilitated by the mentors, including sustainable energy access, energy efficiency, just energy transition, sustainable transportation and sustainable agriculture. By the end of the session, all students were given a task to create a campaign/project proposal on each specific topic. These ideas/proposals will be presented by the students on 14th April 2023 during Sekolah Bogor Raya Earth Day’s Exhibition.

Dominic, one of the participants of the program mentioned, “One thing that I learned from the session is about the drought in Danau Toba. I critically think of how the drought impacted the communities, especially in acquiring clean water. Education like this is very important for us, to raise awareness and improve our understanding about sustainable energy.”

Agus Tampubolon,CASE Indonesia Project Manager, emphasized the importance of energy transition as a subject in formal education. 

“Education about climate change and clean energy should be informed to the younger generations, as they are the ones who will make energy transition in Indonesia succeed in the future,” said Agus.

Aditya Rao,  the Curriculum Coordinator of Sekolah Bogor Raya, told us that most subjects taught in SBR are integrated with the principles of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and since elementary school, the students have already learned about climate change and energy transition. He further mentioned that through this project, SBR hopes its students will be able to understand the theoretical cases of energy transition and climate change in Indonesia in a more practical way and could be inspired to find solutions. 

Note: CASE for Southeast Asia is a collaboration project between the Institute of Essential Services Reform (IESR), GIZ Indonesia and the Ministry of Development Planning (Bappenas) with a mandate of shifting the narrative of energy transition in Indonesia that focuses on decarbonization on the power sector, upscaling renewable energy and energy efficiency, achieving just energy transition and sustainable finance.