by Butet ManurungButet Manurung was born in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1972. She developed a love of the outdoors while earning her degrees in anthropology and Indonesian literature from Padjajaran University, Bandung, Indonesia. In 1999, Butet joined the conservation NGO, WARSI, to lead their educational program for the Orang Rimba, (People of the Forest) indigenous to the rainforests of Jambi. Her work in the jungle evolved into co-founding SOKOLA, a non-profit organization providing educational opportunities for marginalized people in remote areas of Indonesia.
As an educator and activist, Butet has received international recognition – UNESCO’s “Man and Biosphere Award” in 2001, TIME Magazine’s “Hero of Asia” in 2004, “Ashoka Fellow” in 2006, “Asia Young Leader” in 2007, “Young Global Leader” in 2009 and most recently, Ernst and Young Indonesian Social
Entrepreneur of the Year 2012.
In 2011 she completed a Masters Degree in Applied Anthropology and Participatory Development from the Australian National University and in 2012 a course in Leadership and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, Boston.
The Jungle School is Butet’s first book. Originally published in Indonesian as Sokola Rimba, the book was launched in Washington DC on April 10, 2012,
The book is currently being adapted into a feature film by award winning Indonesian film makers Mira Lesmana (Producer) and Riri Riza (Director). Now in pre-production, shooting in the Jungle is planned for June 2013 and its Indonesian cinema release is scheduled for December 2013. It is hoped that Film festivals and International distribution will follow.
As Director of SOKOLA, Butet lives mainly in Jakarta Indonesia. Married in 2010, she spends part of each year in Canberra Australia.
|Title||The Jungle School|
|eBook format||Hardcover, (torrent)|
|File size||2.4 Mb|
|Book rating||4.33 (3 votes)