KARTINI

Good afternoon Ladies and Gentlemen.
My name is Sylvia Kartini the famous Indonesian celebrity.
It is my honor and privilege to talk to you today.
I want to talk to you about Education and the importance of learning at school.
As you know, I was born in Jepara Central Java in 1879.
I was one of eleven children.
I was lucky enough to go to school until I was 12 years old.
But not every child was so lucky.
I learnt the Dutch language as well as my native Indonesian and I made many friends and contacts
I had a dream. My dream was for every boy and girl to go to school and have the chance to learn to read and write.
In 1903 I met my Husband and I got married. He helped me set up a School in Rembang.
Sadly, just one year later, in 1903, I died in childbirth and I did not live to see my dream come true.
The Twenty First of April is my birthday.
As I finish my short speech, I want to say this to the people of Indonesia.
Thank you for celebrating my birthday every year and for remembering me so fondly.
Thank you for living my dream.

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