in the 21st century. Other than those abilities, everyone is supposed to be able to think critically, creatively, and be able to solve problems wisely. It became one of Taman Baca Inovator team’s work plans for the children at Taman Baca Inovator.
On 22 October 2020, Taman Baca Inovator, who collaborates with Happy Heart Indonesia, inaugurated a new reading garden to achieve that goal. On this occasion, Taman Baca Inovator established three reading gardens simultaneously in 3 different locations, namely Taman Baca Elisha Graves Otis at SD Wali Ate, West Wewewa district, Southwest Sumba, NTT, Taman Baca Felix Hoffmann at SD Nanga Nae, Macang Tanggar Village, Komodo district, West Manggarai, NTT, and Taman Baca Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen at SDN Tenau, Alak district, Kupang, NTT, which makes the number of Taman Baca Inovator became 39 reading gardens throughout Indonesia.
The series of activities for the reading garden’s inauguration was carried out the same as the previous reading garden inauguration activities, from the remarks delivery from the parties who take part in managing the reading garden, MOU signing, ribbons cutting, and also taking group photos. However, what sparks quite the attention was the Taman Baca Inovator Elisha Graves Otis started the inauguration by performing the Wole and Gaza dances. Even so, each of these inauguration events ran smoothly while adhering to the health protocols because we are still on a pandemic.
Hopefully, with the increasing number of Taman Baca Inovator, there will be more innovator children who can adapt and face the 21st century’s problems and challenges. And more people are aware of the importance of literacy from an early age.