Hello, Friends of Inovator! Now let’s move on to a story from Bantar Gebang, Bekasi. This place is usually identical to waste because Bantar Gebang is the place for landfill. This story came from Ibu Ani (The Staff of TBI Albert Einstein). This reading garden is located at SD Dinamika Indonesia, Ciketing Udik, Bantar Gebang, Bekasi, West Java. Let’s dive into Ibu Ani’s story.
I want to tell you a little bit about my experience since joining Taman Baca. I want to express my gratitude to all TBI central office staff who have trusted me to manage this reading garden. The existence of this reading garden is beneficial for the children around SD Dinamika. The children here need knowledge and new experiences like what TBI has given to us.
Most of the children here are illiterate and innumerate. I am sad and perplexed by this condition. However, I did not despair with the support from TBI main office and friends in TBI Indonesia. I am passionate about learning and teaching children. Even though I am uneducated, unlike the others, I will always teach the children as much as I can with the experience I get from every existing training.
This pandemic also makes me sad because the children are unable to go to the reading garden anymore. Especially they like to ask, “Bu, why the reading garden is not open?” That makes me sad because we need to follow the government’s regulations that recommend learning from home. Hopefully, the school can turn back to normal, and the children can revisit TBI Albert Einstein like usual.
That is the story of Ibu Ani, the staff of Taman Baca Inovator Albert Einstein, who has been a part of Taman Baca Inovator for three years. Her persistence and spirit to move forward and also advancing literacy in her area can be seen when she successfully finished her education by taking Paket C. There is no age limit when it comes to learning and seeking knowledge. Ibu Ani is one of the many TBI Staff who very eager to develop their selves and the people around them.
Do you want to know more stories from other TBI staff? You can follow the updates regularly on our website at www.tamanbacainovator.com.