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    School Principal in East Nusa Tenggara Village Walking the Talk

    Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017

    School Principal: Janur Damianus

    Good leaders lead by examples, the saying goes, and Janur Damianus does just that as the principal of SDN Mboeng in remote Kaju Wangi village in Manggarai Timur District, East Nusa Tenggara.

    He would be among the first to arrive at school, riding his motorcycle and navigating the rocky road in the mountainous area for half an hour before reaching the school. The lanky man did not have to rise his voice to make himself heard, but his calm demeanor and stoicism earned him much respect.


    Children in East Nusa Tenggara Village Undeterred by Long and Winding Road to School

    Monday, Dec 11, 2017

    Helen prepares herself to go to school

    Dawn has not yet broken in Hawir Hamlet in Nggilat Village, Manggarai Barat District in East Nusa Tenggara, that July morning. But Patria Helena “Helen” Delasmi, 9, and her brother Yanuarius Theodata Giarto or Gian, 6, were all set to go to school. While waiting for breakfast to be served, the siblings were playing with their three-months-old sister held by their grandmother.


    Camera App : a Catalyst for Teacher Performance Improvement in East Nusa Tenggara

    Thursday, Nov 2, 2017

    Students take turns to read paragraphs in Indonesian Language class (Photo:Fauzan Ijazah).
    Students take turns to read paragraphs in Indonesian Language class (Photo:Fauzan Ijazah).


    It was almost 7.30 a.m. and the principal and the teachers at Mboeng Elementary School (SDN Mboeng) in remote Kaju Wangi Village, Elar Subdistrict in Manggarai Timur, East Nusa Tenggara, took turns to take each other’s photograph with a cellular phone.


    Social Accountability in Action: Improving Teachers’ Presence and Teachers’ Service Quality

    Monday, Aug 21, 2017

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    The User Committee announce teachers' performance scores in a meeting attended by the representatives from the Ministry of Education and Culture, the sub-district education department, the village government staff, the school staff, and community members (Photo: KIAT Guru).


    That morning on the very last day of May 2017, a young woman was standing in a classroom that was transformed into a meeting hall. She held the microphone steady, her voice loud and clear, with no trace of nervousness or fear in front of an overwhelmingly male audience. She was reading the scores given to each teacher in the school for their service performance that month.


    KIAT Guru Works to Mediate Between Schools and Communities

    Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017

    KIAT Guru Works to Mediate Between Schools and Communities
    Classes in SDI Hawir in Nggilat Village in West Manggarai District (Photo: Fauzan Ijazah)


    A meeting held in August 2017 between teachers and the Education User Committee (Kelompok Pengguna Layanan, KPL) of SDI Hawir elementary school in Nggilat Village, Manggarai Barat in East Nusa Tenggara, quickly turned into a heated argument.