25 November 2010
National Teacher's Day: Indonesia...
Today is National Teacher's Day in Indonesia. National Teacher's Day is celebrated in conjunction with the anniversary of the establishment of the National teacher's Association of the Republic of Indonesia (Persatuan Guru Republik Indonesia / PGRI) which occurred on 25 November 1945. The predecessors of the PGRI were the Teacher's Association of the Dutch Indies which was formed in 1912 and the Teacher's Association of Indonesia which was formed in 1932.
Happy Teacher's Day! I trust, and hope, that it has been a good day for you (even though it is not an official holiday). I also hope that the coming year sees the Indonesian government come good on its constitutional obligations to properly fund the education sector. May you all finally get those opportunities to participate in your own professional development.
But, most importantly may 2011 be the start of a process where your efforts and commitment to educating the youths of today, and our leaders of the future, are recognised!