Tribunnews.com (17/10/2017) | Since May 2017, PT Pos Indonesia has sent 140 thousands of books to various reading parks and libraries in Indonesia.
These new or used books that were worth reading are from the community, including companies and other institutions, to increase the reading interest of the Indonesian people.
This program was also followed by PT Cirebon Power, a steam power plant operating in Cirebon.
On October 17, 2017, which was a free day for sending books at the Post Office, Cirebon Power sent 1,700 books about innovation.
PT Cirebon Power’s President Director, Heru Dewanto, expressed his appreciation to PT Pos Indonesia, who was willing to make the 17th of the month a day to send books for free to be donated to reading parks or libraries anywhere in Indonesia.
“The aim is to increase interest in reading among Indonesians, especially children. Because so far our community’s interest in reading is still low,” Heru said when handing over 1,700 books titled “Innovation” at the Bandung Post Office on Jalan Asia Afrika, Tuesday (10/17) .
The book, he said, was Heru’s own work and has been distributed for children to read in Cirebon and other areas. Heru hopes that children will be motivated to work and innovate in various fields by reading the book. This book will be distributed to 425 reading parks in Indonesia.
PT Pos Indonesia’s President Director, Gilarsi Wahju Setijono, said at least 140 thousands of books had been distributed by PT Pos Indonesia to 425 reading parks and libraries in various parts of Indonesia. The community can continue to distribute used books worth reading in their homes to be sent through the nearest Post Office.
“These books are first sorted by the literacy activist community, so which ones are suitable for one area or another. Then it is then sent. Every 17th is free to send books. The books have reached many corners, even to Papua,” he said .
Gilarsi said that the enthusiasm of residents towards this program was very high, both the sender and the recipient. “Then the recipients also give feedback, what books they need. Coordinated by literacy activists,” he said.
A group of people in Lombok NTB, for example, asked for a recipe book so that it could be applied to create a small industry that produces processed food. Some requested entrepreneurial books and children’s books.