Fellow Since 1987
This description of Ummu Salamah's work was prepared when Ummu Salamah was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1987.
Children in school uniforms seem to be on every Indonesian path and street, a daily reminder of the country's striking recent success in providing free, early elementary instruction almost everywhere. This success, however, is limited by the fact that most children, especially those from poor families, drop out during the first three or four years.
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