UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize - Indonesia

Improving quality of literacy education through entrepreneurship literacy, reading culture and tutor training, Directorate of Community Education Development

Commended for its wide outreach to close to three million people, this programme operates community reading centres in public spaces such as markets and worship areas in over 75,000 villages throughout Indonesia. In order to create and sustain a learning society, the programme provides basic and digital literacy, entrepreneurship literacy, reading improvement programmes, tutor training and has invested in adult literacy. Through its integrated components including functional literacy in the mother tongues, it enhances the literate environment of communities and particularly endeavours to empower women through a combination of life skills and basic literacy and through capacity-building for gender mainstreaming in education at provincial, district and municipal levels. More

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