Co-Founder and Literacy Consultant for Yayasan Literasi Anak Indonesia
Aprile is originally from New Zealand, and has lived and worked in Indonesia for over thirty years, dedicating her career to primary education as a teacher, administrator and literacy specialist. She is now advising trainers of YLAI to develop their training workshops in best reading practices, as well as the development of children’s picture books for Indonesia. During the period 2008-2014 when Aprile was Primary Principal of Dyatmika School, a bilingual school in Bali, she was instrumental in helping to develop a stronger reading program to support Indonesian literacy in the early grades. Project Literasi Anak Indonesia started at this school, and later developed into the founding of Yayasan Literasi Anak Indonesia in 2014. Aprile’s hope is to see the love of reading come alive for children in Indonesia.