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‘Bemo Baca’ Library Brings Joy Of Books To Jakarta’s Poorest Children

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‘Bemo Baca’ Library Brings Joy Of Books To Jakarta’s Poorest Children

Sutino “Kinong” Hadi was not even 10 years old when he dropped out of school.

Now in his late 50s, he has spent most of his working life driving his mobile library ‘Bemo Baca’. The three-wheeled vehicles were banned in Jakarta last year in an effort to reduce pollution, however the government gave Sutino a special exemption from the ban, since his bemo no longer carries passengers – but books.

Video by Al Jazeera

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