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Social media helps libraries promote literacy

  • Markus Makur

    The Jakarta Post

East Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara   /   Sat, September 21 2019   /  12:40 am

Literacy activists and schoolteachers in remote areas of East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) are making use of social media to enrich their respective book collections in a bid to improve reading habits among the younger generations in the province.Using smartphones and social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and others, they have uploaded and published literacy activities in various remote areas, and getting in touch with literacy activists nationally and even globally to donate new books for them.The activities have also encouraged young people studying in other regions across Indonesia or even abroad to motivate activists and teachers in the province to establish libraries and literacy movements in villages in their respective remote regions.In Flores, literacy activists move from one village to another and from one educational institution in remote regions to anothe...