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Project Leader: Aqmarina Andira
University: The University of Sydney
Lead Organisation: Rumah Cerita
Project Location: DKI Jakarta
Activity Type: Public awareness campaigns
Sector: Education Management
- To deliver a 2-day literary festival for children and youth (6-18 years old) in Jakarta
- To raise public interest and appreciation of reading, writing and literature
- To allow positive interaction through stories and ideas
Festival Cerita Jakarta (Jakarta Story Festival) will deliver a 2-day literary festival for children and youth in Jakarta. The festival will provide an opportunity for children and youth to learn from professional writers, journalists, and poets through interactive discussions and workshops. They will learn the importance of critical thinking, social awareness, appreciative gesture and compassion, writing skills, as well as gain the confidence to articulatetheir ideas. The best way to improve the reading interest of a nation is to target the children and youth. The opportunity to interact directly with literary professionals and with each other will show Indonesian young generation that reading and literary world is exciting and important.
The direct beneficiaries are children and youth who attend the festival. The project will also benefit the literary community in Indonesia.
Priority Development Area:
Human development for a productive and healthy society
Social Inclusion Priorities: Youth
Links with Australia:
Rumah Cerita will collaborate with the Sydney Story Factory or the Sydney Writers Festival when children and youth in Indonesia have more interest in reading and literary activities through this festival.
Indonesia ranks 60th out of 61 countries in terms of reading interest, according to a study by the Central Connecticut State University in the United States.
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