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A sailboat library in Sulawesi

Posted by somtam2000 on 22/10/2016 at 01:16 admin

Interesting story about a sailboat library in Sulawesi, which also points to Indonesia's very poor levels of literacy, saying:

"The Perahu Pustaka (Book Boat) is sorely needed. In a recent study of 61 nations for which data was available, Indonesia ranked second worst for literacy – only Botswana scored lower. More than 10% of the West Sulawesi's adult population cannot read, while in many villages, the only book available is a solitary copy of the Quran."

Well worth a read.

#1 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 8,093


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