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TEDxJakarta - Anies Baswedan - Lighting Up Indonesia's Future

Anies Baswedan returns to TEDxJakarta to share his "Indonesia Mengajar" (Indonesia Teach), a project he initiated in mid 2008 that sends Indonesia's best graduates to remote areas lacking qualified teachers to teach in elementary schools. A passionate advocate for education, he believes that the idea of depending Indonesia's development on natural resources must be shifted to its human resources, and one way to do so is through education. About TEDxJakarta TEDxJakarta is a passionate community interested in spreading remarkable ideas to the city's keenest minds who will take the ideas and use them as a catalyst for change in their respective communities. All TEDxJakarta events have been 100% community driven where attendance is free, the speakers are not paid and the organizers are unpaid volunteers. Past TEDxJakarta talks have been oversubscribed by between 50 and 100 per cent. For more information, visit About TEDx In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. Find out more about TEDx at
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