School AM Indonesia Mengajar

Overview

In Papua, thousands of children in remote areas do not have access to education. A lot of schools are closed because teachers are reluctant to teach in those areas. It is a major challenge that forces children to quit school.

Collaborating with Indonesia Mengajar, we discovered that children spent hours carving wood into a totem as a ritual to communicate and honor their ancestors. We combined this ancient tradition with a simple technology to make education more accessible and culturally relevant for children in Papua.
We implanted radio receiver inside blocks of wood so that when children carved the wood into a totem, they can listen to live lesson broadcasted from schools where teachers are available.

Teacher AM helps children get their basic human right by giving them access to education.

Awards

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2015 Citra Pariwara

Direct Promotion / Bronze

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2015 Citra Pariwara

Non Conventional / Bronze

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2015 Citra Pariwara

Media / Silver

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