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Work as a teacher, change education in Indonesia

  • Novia D. Rulistia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 30 2010   /  11:36 am

Spending a year in a remote area far from the comforts of home may sound terrible, but for some it’s an exciting challenge and an effective way to improve education in the country.Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) graduate Bayu Adi Persada said he immediately applied when he found a vacancy for teaching job in a remote area that was posted by the non-profit organization Indonesia Mengajar (Teach Indonesia).“Education and other social problems have always been my passion, as well as traveling. That is why I didn’t think twice when I heard about the vacancy,” he said.He said such move could improve the “education-for-all” campaign that was not well implemented in Indonesia.“The fact annoys me. The government has a very good plan for our education, but when it comes to implementation, it doesn’t work out well,” Bayu said.He said that if he got the job he would show the...