ATG Quirkies: There Is No Frigate Like a Book

by | Oct 28, 2016 | 0 comments

(Credit: Theodora Sutcliffe)

(Credit: Theodora Sutcliffe)

In this post the BBC reports on “a ground-breaking mobile library” that helps address the illiteracy highlighted by the fact that “more than 10% of West Sulawesi’s (Indonesia) adult population cannot read…

The Perahu Pustaka or the Book Boat started in 2015 when “local news journalist Muhammad Ridwan Alimuddin decided to combine his twin passions for books and boats by setting up a mobile library on a baqgo, a small traditional sailboat. His aim? To bring fun, colourful children’s books to remote fishermen’s villages and tiny islands in the region where literacy is low and reading for pleasure virtually non-existent…”

(Thanks to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies)

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