Tuesday, April 12, 2016

“Several days a week, Ridwan Sururi loads books onto...

"Several days a week, Ridwan Sururi loads books onto makeshift shelves he drapes over his horse and rides out to visit schoolchildren in the remote Indonesian village of Serang, in central Java. Off the back of his horse, he runs what is essentially a bookmobile. Ridwan's efforts can seem almost insignificant in Indonesia, which ranked 60th in a study of 61 nations on measures of literate behavior. Yet he is so dedicated to his equine library that he was dubbed "The Don Quixote of Literacy" by the photographer @putu_sayoga, who spent time following him last year. Children at the schools he visits can borrow the books for 3 days. Demand has been so great that Ridwan now has thousands of books. "When they see him, they have been waiting," @putu_sayoga told the @nytimes #lensblog. "They run over to meet him and have to make a queue since there are so many of them. It's a really nice thing."" By nytimes on Instagram.

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