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Young people take initiative to better education opportunities

  • Juliana Harsianti

    Contributor

Jakarta   /   Tue, November 29 2016   /  10:44 am

Dedication: Rosa Dahlia teaches students outdoors in Lenny Jaya regency, West Papua.Two young people combine their entrepreneurial skills and passion to solve problems in education.Despite a major allocation in the state budget, many parents still complain about the high cost of education.

At first, education activist Ai Nurhidayat thought it was normal for private schools to impose high tuition fees, since they offer qualified teachers and better facilities. It was common to see some schools apply a cross subsidy system to help high-achieving students from poor families.

However, after some contemplation, he considered that such a system was unfair.

“It favors those who are better off and more gifted than students with average abilities,” the native of Pangandaran in West Java said.

He was speaking during the Young People’s Festival, which was held by T...