Raden Adjeng Kartini was a prominent Indonesian national heroine during the Dutch colonial era. She was a pioneer in the area of education for girls and women's rights for Indonesians. Born into an aristocratic Javanese family, Kartini had the unusual opportunity to attend a Dutch school, which exposed her to Western ideas and made her fluent in Dutch. Javanese tradition at the time required girls to leave school after the age of 12. In her years of seclusion, Kartini continued to educate herself and began to correspond with friends in Europe and Dutch officials. Through her letters, Kartini voiced her concerns about the condition of women who were being left behind in education, culture and politics. In 1903, she opened the first Indonesian primary school for girls that did not discriminate on the basis of their social status.This project is intended to introduce Kartini's struggle and legacy, and to increase the enthusiasm for learning among local children and youth. The project activities include outdoor teaching, studying with kids, school visits, fun non-formal educational activities.
Volunteers' main work will include teaching activities (language classes, handicrafts, arts workshops, etc.). Volunteers are expected to encourage and motivate students and local residents to pursue educational opportunities and preserve their culture. The group will also promote the local youth center among youth clubs, high schools or university in order to attract local volunteers who could join the educational activities in shelters and in the community.
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Raden Adjeng Kartini was a prominent Indonesian national heroine during the Dutch colonial era. She was a pioneer in the area of education for girls and women's rights for Indonesians. Born into an aristocratic Javanese family, Kartini had…