SELAMAT HARI KARTINI!
On 21st April every year, Indonesia commemorates “Hari Kartini” (Kartini Day). This is the day we celebrate The Indonesian heroine of women’s empowerment – Raden Ajeng Kartini. To commemorate this day, we sat down with Eka, EBPP English Teacher, to give her views about the importance of women’s empowerment.
Eka, from Lombok, joined EBPP in 2011 as our Head English Teacher. “I joined EBPP because I know that, finally, I can do something beneficial for the communities around me.” Before EBPP’s education programmes started, very few children went to school as the government schools are located too far away from all of the 6 hamlets. “You can definitely see the improvements every year, with more girls staying on at school, determined to graduate senior high school and go on to further education. They are clever kids. And many of them even teach their parents at home!” When asked about women’s role in the community, she smiled. “Oh, where do I begin?” She continued. “Women are the main caretaker of the children. A good mother will educate her children wisely so they will grow up to be valuable members of society. Women decide how a society will progress!” She added, “There are many women out there who are doing great things. Like Sri Mulyani, Indonesia’s current Finance Minister. She is smart, brave, and hardworking. I admire her”. She closed the conversation by stating her hope for all EBPP students. “Kartini Day is meant to remind us that boys and girls are created equal. Everyone can be successful as long as they work hard. And I hope someday our students, regardless of their gender, can be successful, and bring with them a better future for the community.” #empower #girls #women #gender #bali #balinese #community #eastbalipovertyproject
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