Plorentina Dessy Elma Thyana is a proud Dayak Simpang descendant from Kalimantan. Born in 1996 in Balai Semandang village, her love for the village kids and indigenous knowledge drive her to establish an informal educational movement to connect the children to their elders. In 2014, she started the class to teach about traditional medicine, stories, music and dance, traditional games, traditional food, ways of life, philosophy and cultural values, and rituals performance. Not to forget the basic human survival to read and write. 3 years later, the movement is legalized under the name SAKOLAH ADAT ARUS KUALAN together with her colleague Modesta Wisa which also run the movement in the other part of West Kalimantan. On the other hands, Dessy is a Dayak traditional dancer, singer, and musicion.
About Sakolah Adat
Create a forum to connect traditional leaders and young people to continue traditional knowledge that has become the way of life of Indigenous peoples. Creating independent, creative and intelligent indigenous children in the modern era while still carrying and maintaining their identity as Indigenous people. Make young people proud of customs and culture.