Quick wins and Quiet Revolutions in Indonesia’s education system

In schools across the Semarang region of Indonesia, a small revolution is taking place.

Students, parents and head teachers are coming together for the first time to challenge poor school facilities and teacher performance via Cek Sekolah Ku (Check my School), an online platform that publicises school budgets, allows students to highlight teacher absenteeism, and reports issues directly to the Department of Education.

The platform has already seen success in other countries and, in Semarang, is run as a joint project between the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific and the Government's Department of Education.

Making All Voices Count's Lucy von Sturmer visited schools in the region to ask them how Cek Sekolah Ku is working on the ground.

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