Kartini Day is officially celebrated in Indonesia every 21st of April. On this day, we celebrate the legacy of Indonesia’s leading activist who advocated women’s rights and female education.

This year Kinderland centres celebrated Kartini day with live fashion parade performances by the children that were broadcasted online for parents to watch. To build self-confidence in our children, we encouraged our students to take the lead and be the emcees for the day.

Kinderland Preschool @ Sunrise Garden Children Emcees for Kartini Day

We commenced the event by introducing Raden Adjeng Kartini (or Ibu Kartini) as one of our national heroes in Indonesia. This was followed by a traditional costume themed fashion parade performed by our children. Our Kindergarten 1 and 2 (K1 and K2) girls dressed in Kartini style-Kebaya and batik sarong while the boys dressed in Batik shirt shirts. They walked down the aisle with poise and elegance to display their creative costumes.

Kinderland Preschool @ Caringin student in traditional costume posing on the aisle

Some of our K1 and K2 students sang the song ‘Ibu Kartini’ while the rest of them recited the poetry, ‘Sang Pejuang Wanita’, that tells a story of how Ibu Kartini fought for women to achieve a higher level of education.

Our little ones from Pre-Nursery did a fashion parade virtually from home. Most girls were dressed as ‘little Kartini’ and boys dressed in a range of traditional Indonesian costumes from different provinces. Our students were excited to be back on stage for live performances and had fun learning about one of our national heroes. We thank our parents, who enthusiastically supported the event, and we look forward to many more.

Beautifully dressed ‘Little Kartinis’ from Kinderland Preschool @ Caringin