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Cerita Perjalanan Luh Ayu Manik Mas Pahlawan Putri Bali

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Cerita Perjalanan Luh Ayu Manik Mas Pahlawan Putri Bali
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The forest has been laid bare. The trees have been cut down and the wood taken away. Luh Ayu Manik and her friends are deeply saddened to see the forest destroyed. There is a police post in the middle of the forest but, despite this, the thieves are still able to steal wood. Luh Ayu Manik and her friends have come up with a plan to catch the thieves. But unfortunately, their plan has been foiled. And now the thieves are chasing them with a chainsaw. What will happen to Luh Ayu Manik and her friends?

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Without warning, a fierce wind sprang up in Room 21. The book that Luh Ayu Manik and her friends were reading shook and then flew about the room. And from the pages of the dirty, torn and tattered book, horrid demons appeared. Luh and her friends wanted to run away but they couldn't move ... they were like statues. I Wayan and I Made wanted to scream ... but their lips were sealed shut and they couldn't speak.

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When walking home after watching ogoh-ogoh, Luh Ayu Manik and Putu Nita were surprised to see the young people falling up and running around, and screaming in fear accompanied by asking for help. "Tulung-tulung ..." shouted Wayan. There are people who can walk. the body is tall and made of all kinds of plastic and cork. Instantly Luh Ayu Manik remembered I Wayan's behavior with and I Made who liked to throw away the trash when making ogoh-ogoh into the river this morning.


Modeled after traditional Indonesian shadow puppet storytellers and co-developed with the community and a team of local artists, our digital schoolgirl/superhero will have conversations with children, environmental experts, elders and others around environmental and social issues. Luh Ayu Manik – an 8th grade schoolgirl from Bali who incarnates into Luh Ayu Manik Mas -- is a courageous, agile, fast and strong Indonesian superhero who uses her powers to help sustain the natural and cultural environment of Indonesia.

Why does the innovation or project matter?

Luh Ayu Manik Mas is the first environmental superhero co-created by the community using social media. She's also one of the first teen superheroes from Indonesia.

How do you or your team know that the innovation or project is working (or making a positive contribution)?

The community is interacting with Luh Ayu Manik Mas via social media and more importantly, children and teachers are asking for more adventures! Luh Ayu Manik speaks Balinese, Indonesian and English, so she advocates for multilingualism while engaging people to take action to improve the environment.

What has contributed to the innovation or project working?

The involvement of the community in creating the character of Luh Ayu Manik and in developing her adventures has been crucial.

What else would help the innovation or project be more successful?

Funding to create more adventures, especially to send Luh Ayu Manik to different parts of Indonesia where she can learn and advocate for environmental issues throughout the archipelago.

Is the innovation or project self-sustaining? If not, what needs to be done for that to happen?

What Balinese value does this initiative invoke?

Caring for the environment; women's empowerment; literacy

People/groups to contact

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