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Bandung Newsletter Maret 2024 Issue 7

On February 12, 2024, teachers at ISMILE Bandung gathered for a significant session on sustainability.

Welcome to the March 2024 edition of our Bandung newsletter! We have lots of exciting updates and stories to share this month.​

On February 12, 2024, teachers at ISMILE Bandung gathered for a significant session on sustainability. Led by Ms. Sharon and Ms. Jacque, the discussions centered on practical eco-friendly methods like worm farming and pile composting, emphasizing their positive impact on plant growth and environmental well-being.

This session wasn’t merely about knowledge acquisition; it was a call to action in our collective efforts to save the Earth. To instill awareness among our students and emphasize the importance of environmental conservation, the school initiated a sustainability project. The K2 class eagerly crafted their worm farming bin, while

other classes contributed to Ms. Jacque’s compost pile in the school garden. Additionally, teachers received expert guidance from eco-enzyme specialists on repurposing kitchen scraps for practical applications, further underscoring the importance of sustainability in everyday life.

We aim to inspire all members of the ISMILE communitystudents, parents, and teachersto embrace eco-conscious practices. Through sustainable approaches and education about their significance for the future, we are collectively fostering a culture of sustainability. This commitment will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact on our planet, paving the way for a greener and healthier future for generations to come.

Nafas To Install Clean Air Zones in 7 iSmile Pre-School Campuses in Indonesia

As pollution in Jakarta and many other Indonesian cities continues to get worse, Nafas has been appointed as the air quality partner for iSmile Family of Schools in Indonesia and is tasked with bringing healthy air quality to 7 campuses in Permata Hijau, Menteng, Kelapa Gading, Pantai Indah Kapuk, P. Antasari (for Alam Atelier & BazGym) and Bandung. As part of the partnership, Nafas will be providing healthy air quality management, analytics & reporting as well as leading educational programs for parents across iSmile, iShine, Alam Atelier and BazGym  to continue to raise awareness about air pollution and public health.

Over 800 students attend iSmile Family of Schools, one of the top pre-schools in Jakarta, Bandung and Bali. The dedication of iSmile administration to providing the optimal learning environment for its students extends to ensuring that healthy indoor air quality levels are always maintained. 

For their schools that already have a Clean Air Zone, Nafas successfully reduced indoor air pollution by over 80% in classrooms at the Kelapa Gading campus in April 2024.  Unhealthy indoor air quality in schools provides a sub-optimal learning environment for children and long term exposure to PM2.5 reduces concentration, focus and can impair cognitive development. Nafas even published an article about this – The Smog Effect: How Air Quality Could Be Affecting Test Scores.

Clean Air Zones by Nafas are a subscription based B2B service which provides companies with air quality diagnostics, healthy air management, data analytics and real-time reporting of indoor pollution levels. The end to end service is the first of its kind in Indonesia, and already serves over 100 clients in offices, schools, small businesses and residential locations.

Interested to learn more about turning your business into a Clean Air Zone – click here.