Fellow Since 1992
This description of Bagus Pursena's work was prepared when Bagus Pursena was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1992.
Bagus Pursena is creating a student movement in Indonesia, something that has been virtually nonexistent in the past twenty years. He is setting up a forum for young people in which they learn about the world outside the classroom, become involved in solving the problems of the poor, and learn how to manage such programs professionally.He started in Salatiga, central Java, but has already developed an active network in twelve cities around Java. His dream is to involve more young people in social action work, while making their voices heard and, in the long run, represented in the Parliament and other centers of power.
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