On last Tuesday, Indonesia commemorated the national education day, it was initiated in remembrance of Ki Hajar Dewantara, a national hero and lifelong educator who pioneered education system in Indonesia. Ki Hadjar Dewantara has coined a famous proverb on describing his ideals for education. Rendered in Javanese, the maxim reads: Ing ngarso sung tulodo, ing madyo mangun karso, tut wuri handayani. Which translates: “(for those) in front should set an example, (for those) in the middle should be raise the spirit, and (for those) behind should give encouragement”.
Today, 128 years after Ki Hajar Dewantara was born, we gratefully inherited his spirit in educating Indonesia future generation by bringing 350 local students into our school to experience the Green School way of learning to become green future leaders.