Indonesia Mengajar sends 50 young teachers to remote areas
The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post
50 young teachers will be deployed to remote areas in five regencies across Indonesia as part of the Gerakan Indonesia Mengajar (Indonesia Teaching Movement) program on Dec. 20-21.
The Gerakan Indonesia Mengajar (GIM) program sends educated youths to teach in remote areas across the archipelago.
The 50 young teachers, each part of GIM's Angkatan XI (XI generation), will be flown to North Aceh, Natuna in Riau Islands, Nunukan in North Kalimantan, Banggai in Central Sulawesi and Pegunungan Bintang in Papua by Garuda Indonesia.
"We believe that all forms of support provided [to this movement] will bring extraordinary benefits. Garuda Indonesia's support has allowed these young teachers to help children across the country to fulfill their dreams," said the Elementary and Secondary Education Minister and founder of Gerakan Indonesia Mengajar Foundation, Anies Baswedan, in a press release on Thursday.
Since 2010, GIM has deployed 621 young teachers in 17 regencies across the country. There are currently 127 youths on duty from our Angkatan IX and X generation. The 50 teachers of Angkatan XI were selected from among a total of 8,249 applicants. (kes)(+)
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