IBBY Asia-Oceania Newsletter Feb 2014/6


IBBY Indonesia

As usual the Society for the Advancement of Children’s Literature (SACL) and Indonesian Section of IBBY (INABBY) performed many programs during the year 2013. We would like to share some of the highlights: recognition for Dr. Murti Bunanta, the President of INABBY and SACL; workshop programs for teachers; Murti’s visit to the Swedish Section of IBBY; and our continued cooperation with the Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB).Recognition for Dr. Murti Bunanta Supported by IBBY Slovak Section and BIBIANA, Murti Bunanta received Ľudmila Podjavorinská Plaque granted by Ministry of Culture of Slovak Republic in Bratislava on September 4th, 2013,for her important contribution to the promotion of Slovak children’s literature in other countries.

Murti Bunanta with Timotea Vrablova (President of IBBY Slovak),
Indonesian Ambassador Djumantoro Purbo,
Peter Tvrdon (Director of BIBIANA),
Dr.Dusan Roll, and Heather Trebatická (another recipient)

On Slovak National Day in Jakarta, September 9th, 2013, Murti Bunanta received a recognition from the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, Miroslav Lajčák, for her extraordinary merits in the development of friendly relations with the Slovak Republic and promoting the good name of Slovakia in the world.

Ambassador Stefan Rozkopal handed over
the recognition for Murti Bunanta

Workshops for Teachers in Remote Areas
There were several workshops we held in different remote areas in 2013. One of them was in a small town, Ambarawa in Central Java, where 37 teachers from 30 schools have attended the workshop “Making Simple Storytelling Devices”. Many enthusiastic teachers, male and female, were keen and happy to make the devices. Besides the workshop, we also give them training on how to use the books effectively and how to connect to the school curriculum. We also donate 30
packages of books to 30 schools.

Teachers were practicing a story (left) and making simple storytelling devices (right)

Murti’s Visit to Swedish Section of IBBY
On November 10th16-th 2013, Murti was invited by International Library-Stockholm. Murti has visited various schools in several towns and told stories to school children. It was a happy moment for her. She had the opportunity to meet friends from Swedish Section of IBBY. At this occasion she gave a gift of a map made from Batik, a traditional Indonesian textile, from INABBY for the friendship of the two IBBY Sections.

Two Presidents of IBBY National Sections:                             Enjoyed the moment with friends from
Murti Bunanta from Indonesian Section                                 Swedish Section of IBBY
and Birgitta Alm from Swedish Section

Festival of Picture Books Manuscripts
This was the third times Kelompok Pencinta Bacaan Anak (Society for the Advancement of Children’s Literature/ SACL) has introduced Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) Competitions to artists of children’s books in Indonesia. Recently we invited Prof. Igor Piačka from Slovakia to participate in the event we organized: “Festival of Picture Books Manuscripts.” There were more than 40 enthusiastic participants who came from many backgrounds: writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, and others. Dr. Murti Bunanta, Suyadi and Hardiyono shared their experiences and expertise in creating picture books, as they all have produced 25 quality of picture books through the publications done by Kelompok Pencinta Bacaan Anak (SACL).

Igor Piačka was showing some works of
the BIB 2013 Winners

Many questions, ideas, and suggestions were raised during the two day workshop held on November 30th - December 1st 2013 at Gallery 678 Kemang. The Gallery 678 has been our supporter for a long time to provide their venue to us for free. New promising writers and illustrators were found at the event.

Photo Session with all speakers and participants

Report by Murti Bunanta.


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