Unfortunately, children’s interest in reading Indonesia is still relatively low compared to other countries in Asia, one of the reasons was the lack of access to children’s books, in addition to quite a high price of books these children. Another factor is the lack of passion magnitude teachers, tutors, and parents to encourage the children to begin to love reading books.
Children who love to read will have the ability to communicate better than those who do not like to read. Children who love to read are accustomed to have a systematic mindset because the book consists of an opening, contents, and closing. Children who love to read will suggested the idea and thought it trace. The skills that children need in the future, particularly in the face of increasingly fierce competition work in any industry they will plunge later.
TBAL fact have the opposite mission. By regularly send donations of books and magazines to suit the child’s age into eastern Indonesia underprivileged, is expected to help the realization CHANGES toward improvement. Let’s start small …
- To be a respectful institution in creating a better future of Indonesian children through books.
- To continuously support unfortunate children by providing free story books and related facilities.
- To continuously support unfortunate children to become a better & smarter human beings through fun, creative, and safe activities.
- To proactively promote the importance of a love of reading books starts at early age.
- HAPPY. Fun Learning | Smile & think positively | Enjoy reading books | Passionate
- CARE & SHARE. Show empathy | Take part & contribute | Start from within | Be thankful
- RESPECT. Celebrate diversity | Open-minded | Appreciation for self & others | Listen to each other
- INTEGRITY. Honest & transparent | Do what’s right | Work with ethics | Be responsible | Trustworthy & credible | Committed
- MAKE IT HAPPEN. Self-driven | Teamwork | Get things done effectively & efficiently | Real action | Creative
Note: To ensure the quality of the books, we filter all the donated books before sending to the recipients. We have the right to cancel the delivery should the books are inappropriate to the children (e.g. comics with vulgar language). For us, quality is more important than solely quantity.
Elvera Nuriawati Makki – Founder
Let’s get acquainted with Elvera Nuriawati Makki, founder of Taman Bacaan Anak Lebah (TBAL). Born in Jakarta, May 26, 1976, the mother of three children has a dream to build the future of Indonesian children to be better, especially the underprivileged and reside in the eastern part of Indonesia. Way that carried a simple matter of building a habit of reading books from an early age (1-8 years).
Vera Makki is a business communicator and public relations practitioners. She believes, children who love to read will have the ability to better communication and a more systematic way of thinking than those who do not like to read.
In her spare time, Vera likes dancing, traveling, making scrap books, swimming, reading, and spending time with her husband and her children.
Rismadhani Chaniago – Director
Director of Yayasan Literasi Anak Lebah involves actively in various social programs as a volunteer since college. Her education background in Psychology has made her interested in children and education world. Besides working for Taman Baca Anak Lebah, this lady called “Kak Dhani” is a social influencer and enthusiast in movies, books, fried rice, and crackers. Meet her also at her twitter account @sidhancrut.
Andrean A. Irawan – Operational Manager
Andrean A. Irawan, a father of two kids is the TBAL Operational Manager. In the middle of his daily activities, this alumni of Communication and Politics Faculty of Indonesia University is responsible for the day to day operational of TBAL secretariat and also the operational of all Lebah Corner in eastern part of Indonesia. Establishing cooperation with parties that support TBAL activities and teaching for additional English class are also two of his many vigor in TBAL. Andre has a dream that one of these days he is has the chance to develop qualified mentoring programs for school children that is affordable; so Indonesian children can have good quality and equitable education.
Handry Satriago was born in Riau, Pekanbaru on June 13, 1969. He is the CEO of General Electric Indonesia. He joined the company in 1997 as Business Development Manager. Prior to joining GE he worked for several local companies as head of business development (source: Wikipedia).
Handry is dedicated to education and volunteerism. He enjoys the teaching-learning process, whether it is in educational institutions, or outside. His goal is to share and to contribute to the education of the Indonesian people in order to compete globally. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, sports and traveling. And now he is one of Anak Lebah Literacy Indonesia Foundation (ALLIF) advisers.
Yayasan Literasi Anak Lebah Indonesia
Jl. Tekukur Raya Atas No.12
Rengas, Bintaro Sektor 2
(depan lapangan bola)