Insights and Analysis

Educating Indonesia’s Poorest

October 26, 2011

To mark Indonesia’s National Literacy Day on October 21, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program distributed 3,250 books to almost 50 Community Learning Centers across Jakarta. Located in low-income neighborhoods, these government-supported centers play a crucial role in providing free, out-of-school education for the country’s at-risk children. Community members provide after-school tutoring, public school-equivalent lessons for drop-outs, and vocational training to help keep children off the streets. This slideshow offers a glimpse into the important work being done by these vital learning centers.

Indonesia Community learning centers

Related locations: Indonesia
Related programs: Books for Asia
Related topics: Education


About our blog, InAsia

InAsia is a weekly in-depth, in-country resource for readers who want to stay abreast of significant events and issues shaping Asia’s development, hosted by The Asia Foundation. Drawing on the first-hand insight of over 70 renowned experts in over 20 countries, InAsia delivers concentrated analysis on issues affecting each region of Asia, as well as Foundation-produced reports and polls.

InAsia is posted and distributed every other Wednesday evening, Pacific Time. If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected].


For questions about InAsia, or for our cross-post and re-use policy, please send an email to [email protected].

The Asia Foundation
465 California St., 9th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104

Mailing Address:
PO Box 193223
San Francisco, CA 94119-3223


Leaders on the Frontlines:
Leaders for a Better World

Tuesday, November 9, 2021, 6PM PT