Be an Orang-U-Friend

Orang-U-Friends Schools Program


Orangutans could be extinct in the wild unless we take urgent action! Would you like to help save them?

Your school can join Orang-U-Friends and help BOS to rescue injured and orphaned orangutans and teach them how to survive in the wild so that they can be released back into the rainforests.

Orang-U-Friends is a program which enables schools to sponsor an orangutan infant at the Nyaru Menteng Reintroduction Project. They can then follow their progress as they move through the rehabilitation process, learning forest skills such as climbing, finding food and nest building so that they can live free in the wild again.

As sponsors, schools will receive a certificate of sponsorship, a photograph and profile on their chosen infant along with a certificate of appreciation. We'll also provide you with a pack of fundraising ideas and activities for students. Your school will receive updates on your chosen orangutan twice a year.

All you need to do is hold a fundraising event (aiming to raise $120 or more), send in the proceeds and choose which infant you would like to sponsor – it’s that simple. We can even provide you with suggestions and support for a great fundraiser if you wish.

More information:




Orang-u-friends Orangutan Awareness Week November 2012

Fundraising Ideas