“We come to Singapore to work and contribute. I wanted to bring something home for my own community.” -Rista

Ristanti Ningrum spent years in Singapore as a domestic worker, one of over 230,000 women from the Southeast Asian region who migrate to Singapore to work. Part of her job involved reading to her employer’s son. Through this shared activity, she was inspired to embark on the ambitious journey of singlehandedly starting a children’s library–named ‘Ceria’–in her home village of Desa Bader, Indonesia. 

Would you like to organise a film screening, a photo exhibition and/or a research presentation based on ‘Ceria’? Contact Kellynn Wee at kellynn.wee@nus.edu.sg.