Taking Part in The Merdeka Belajar 23rd Episode: High Quality Children Books for Indonesia’s Literacy

It’s undeniable that the low literacy rate among Indonesian children is largely due to the lack of access to interesting and engaging reading materials. The Merdeka Belajar Episode Ke-23 is a crucial step in addressing this challenge.

Today is a happy day for the Minister, Nadiem Makarim, where he is launching Merdeka Belajar Episode Ke-23, an episode that is also significant and relevant to himself as a parent who likes reading books for his daughters. Nadiem said that books are the most important pillar in bridging the interaction of parents and children, and also in developing the children’s literacy skill.

As an organization that believes in the power of education and literacy to create a better future for Indonesia, ProVisi fully supports this initiative. It’s undeniable that the low literacy rate among Indonesian children is largely due to the lack of access to interesting and engaging reading materials. The Merdeka Belajar Episode Ke-23 is a crucial step in addressing this challenge.

We are pleased to see that Kemendikbudristek has gone above and beyond in terms of the number of copies, titles, and types of books that are being sent out to schools, as well as the approach being used to distribute them. This year, Kemendikbudristek is providing over 15 million copies of high-quality reading materials, along with training and mentoring for more than 20,000 PAUD and SD schools that are most in need throughout Indonesia. This is the largest book delivery program in the history of Kemendikbudristek, and we are thrilled to see such a significant investment in education and literacy.

Moreover, we are heartened to learn that the program is also providing training for teachers and librarians in order to help them understand the value and utility of the books that they receive. This will ensure that the books are not left unused or gathering dust in the school library.

In addition to the efforts made by the Ministry, we are also contributing to the promotion of literacy in Indonesia by implementing several programs that focus on improving education and literacy in Indonesia. We collaborate with local and international organizations to develop reading programs and libraries in hundreds of elementary schools in Indonesia. These efforts are essential in ensuring that all children in Indonesia have access to quality education and the opportunity to develop lifelong reading habits.

All in all, we believe that initiatives like Merdeka Belajar Episode Ke-23 are critical for improving the literacy rate and overall education in Indonesia. We are proud to be part of a movement that is dedicated to creating a brighter future for all Indonesian children, and we look forward to continuing our support for initiatives like this in the future.

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