JAKARTA. Tuesday (02/05) President Joko Widodo appreciates the Indonesian literacy activists in commemorating the National Education Day 2017 in President’s palace. This such an honor for Elan Jaelani as an Empowered Village Facilitator of Rumah Zakat, He also be an honor guest.
A man who live in Urban Village of Pamoyanan, Kecamatan Bogor becomes one of 37 people who were invited.
“I did not believe in this invitation by just called by staff of the President, but today it become a reality to stay in touch with the man who number one in Indonesian,” said Elan.
The President started his dialogue by expressing his happiness to meet the literacy activists.
“It’s great this afternoon I can meet you,” said President Joko Widodo.
The atmosphere full of intimacy was awakened between President Joko Widodo and the invited guests. Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendi also attended on this meeting.
To the President, Elan said, “In Bogor city, Alhamdulillah, were not a problem in this, because in urban areas many donate, it just did not have adequate place.”
The President said he had heard some stories of the literacy struggle activists in encouraging people to be smarter.
“Make our society become more open insight by way of giving reading material,” said President.
President Joko Widodo also appreciated the willingness of literacy activist who provide library services to remote areas.
“I think this was an activity that was indeed in any remote areas, which was in the village, which in these villages was very much needed by our children,” said the President.