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Sokola Rimba, Butet Manurung

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Do you know Patriotees, who is the Indonesian who had been awarded the Asian Heroes of TIME magazine?

Yes, she Butet Manurung.

Butet Manurung is one heroine who has the courage to fight for education for rural communities. She is crowned as an  Asian Hero by Time magazine in 2004.

The women whose real name is Saur Marlina Manurung  in 2003 begin pioneering free school for isolated communities and develop an education system that is named Sokola  Rimba. Sokola Rimba (forest school) which she built is not a formal school that typically exist in society. Sokola it is only a small hut-shaped without walls that are nomadic.

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Sokola Rimba (forest school) which she built is not a formal school that typically exist in society. Sokola it is only a small hut-shaped without walls that are nomadic.

 Sokola Rimba  system which she has developed is now also applied in some remote areas in Indonesia. Butet willing to live for months in the interior of the jungle in order to teach the inland people  to be able to read and write, so as not to be considered as the ignorant and gullible.

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