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Spreading Literacy in Eastern Indonesia

Monday, January 16, 2023

Literacy activist Nila Tanzil set up 206 Taman Bacaan Pelangi reading parks, mostly found in the remote areas of eastern Indonesia.

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Nila Tanzil (center) with students from Elementary School 1, Sorong Regency, Papua. Personal Doc. . tempo : 172147580698.

LITERACY activist and writer Nila Tanzil recalled the time when she noticed a house with rose pink walls, a spacious yard and a shady tree in Roe village, West Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara, 13 years ago. Without hesitation she got off the motorcycle taxi and entered the house yard to knock on the door. In fact, she did not know anybody in the small village located in that mountainous region.

The 46-year-old woman was indeed determined to build


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