Sokola Kajang

In August 2007, Sokola began a literacy program for the Tanatoa, an indigenous community who live around the customary forest in the district of Kajang, in Bulukumba region of South Sulawesi. They believe that the forest should be preserved as it is, not to be expanded nor contracted. Traditional Kajang people wear black as a symbol of simplicity. This resulted in Kajang children not being able to attend the local government school because they were required to wear a coloured uniform. Sokola's volunteers lived in the community and conducted learning activities for children at a time and place that follows their daily lives.