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Jakarta Post

N. Jakarta community band together to provide free night classes for children

  • Nina Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, December 9, 2019   /  11:54 am
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Study Group: Children in Koja district, North Jakarta, are learning math in a night class program on Nov. 3 in child-friendly public space (RPTRA) Sindang Raya in North Jakarta. The program was initiated by the management of the RPTRA.(JP/Nina Loasana)

The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”, rings true for residents of Koja district, North Jakarta. In an attempt to better educate children of the community, the management team of child-friendly public space (RPTRA) Sindang Raya has been offering free night classes on various school subjects. "We thought it would be better for the children to study together at night rather than just play around like they usually do," RPTRA Sindang Raya spokesperson Dewi Murniati told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday. Seven classes are currently being held at the RPTRA, each designated to cater to a specific age group. "We have seven classes in total. We have a class for young children, for kids under the age of 5. We also have six classes for elementary school students, who are divided by grade level at school, from first grade up to sixth...