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Instead of criticizing the situation, donate your book now

Indonesia is experiencing a literacy emergency. Apart from low interest in reading, the distribution of reading sources is also uneven.

This article has been translated using AI. See Original .

By
TATANG MULYANA SINAGA
· 4 minutes read
The condition of the Bookhive bookshelf located around the Kota Tua area in Jakarta is visible on Saturday (13/4/2024). Residents can borrow and donate books from the shelf.
KOMPAS/TATANG MULYANA SINAGA

The condition of the Bookhive bookshelf located around the Kota Tua area in Jakarta is visible on Saturday (13/4/2024). Residents can borrow and donate books from the shelf.

Accepting the reality of the low literacy of Indonesian society is indeed annoying. The main problem is not only interest in reading, but also the uneven availability of books. Rather than criticizing the situation, a number of people have chosen to donate books to bring closer access to reading.

The clock had not yet struck 9am when Hardoni (33) arrived at the Transjakarta Kota bus stop on Saturday (April 13, 2024). Walking along the pedestrian lane, he slipped through the crowd of visitors who wanted to go sightseeing in the Old Town area.

Editor:
ALOYSIUS BUDI KURNIAWAN
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