Pilot: Early Grade Literacy & Numeracy (Sahabat Pulau Indonesia)

Sahabat Pulau Indonesia (SPI) is a community-based sustainable action-oriented organisation involving local youth and children through a series of education and social entrepreneurship projects in remote and coastal areas across Indonesia. SPI is based on a volunteerism movement that brings together youths with diverse potentials  to share and inspire children to read, and to create an innovative program to accelerate literacy in communities. SPI has strong networks within the youth community both at the national and international levels including  private sectors, NGOs, UN bodies, and governments.

Program focus: Literacy and numeracy       

Sunbright from the East” as proposed by SPI is an integrated program focussing on literacy and numeracy improvements through enabling local actors such as teachers, local youth, and students as change agents. SPI will work with 10 schools.

Three key activities are planned to achieve these goals:

  1. “Teachers as change agents” – provision of capacity building for local primary school teachers to improve their creativity and innovation in teaching literacy and numeracy.
  2. Rumah Baca Harapan” – a community library that involves local youth as volunteers focussing on children’s engagement to increase their level of literacy and numeracy with various fun programs such as kids science club, family reading day and storytelling, amazing race and giant board games.
  3. “Literacy and Numeracy Hub” – an education working group that connects multi-stakeholders focused on education.

Location: Bima, West Nusa Tenggara

Duration: 12 September 2018 until 11 June 2019


  • Increased students’ learning outcomes in literacy
  • Improved teachers’ teaching practices
  • Increased the number of learning aids
Pilot: Early Grade Literacy & Numeracy (Sahabat Pulau Indonesia)