SD IT Darul Madinah, Gorontalo
School elements, starting from teachers, employees, to facilities and infrastructure, are important factors for improving the quality of education in a school. SD IT Darul Madinah Wonosari, which is located in Wonosari District, Boalemo Regency, Gorontalo Province, for example, has highly motivated teachers and employees with aim to develop students interest in reading from an early age so that they can have a positive impact later when they grow up.
Kipin (Smart Kiosk) is a solution to increase children’s interest in reading from an early age with hundreds of educational literacy comics that discuss culture, manners, morale, and general knowledge digitally. Comics are a great way to stimulate children’s curiosity and interest in reading because they are interesting and popular. Coupled with the values and knowledge contained in it, it further enhances the positive impact expected to form intelligent, general-knowledgeable and virtuous students. Not only comics, in Kipin students also get thousands of school textbooks, learning videos, and practice questions such as a game quiz.
SD IT Darul Madinah’s Students, Gorontalo
“The spirit and enthusiasm of the students can be seen from their expressions which are clearly different if they are only directed to read physical books that contain conventional children’s reading literacy. KIPIN provides different colors for children. An important point in fostering children’s interest in reading is the appearance of KIPIN which is very attractive, interactive, and easy to understand and provides a lot of reading material in just 1 device.” said Ahmad Ferdi Rumansyah, SD IT staff of Darul Madinah Wonosari
“Students really enjoy getting new experiences in the field of technology. This is the first time our students have used technology combined with a library, because so far they have only known that the library is a place to read, which sometimes makes them bored. However, this innovation from the Digital Library KIPIN has slightly changed the mindset of the students, that it turns out that reading and learning using KIPIN is very enjoyable,” added Ahmad.
SD IT Darul Madinah’s Teachers, Gorontalo
Recognizing the immense benefits and the need for every school to have appropriate and educational learning facilities, SD IT Darul Madinah Wonosari shared stories, experiences and the many benefits in Kipin with the hope that Indonesia can succeed in increasing reading literacy, especially in elementary school students, and produce intelligent and virtuous next generations of the nation.
Ahmad Ferdi Rumansyah, one of the Operator Staff at SD IT Darul Madinah Wonosari, hopes that schools throughout Indonesia can immediately go digital, and get support for facilities and infrastructure from the government.