”JEWEL IN THE MIDDLE OF LAKE” (PERMATA DI TENGAH DANAU)
Anxiety. It filled in his heart when he started to step on a new land. Tugu Simorangkir left the established life in Jakarta, returned to the Batak land. In a village on an island of Samosir, in the middle of a magnificent lake he built a little place for people to learn. He called it Sopo Belajar (Study House). The Sopo Belajar breaks the limitations of the children from information and knowledge. Through books and games, children are invited to align themselves with life and the nature around them. Despite all the challenge, one after another, his dream, his intention to produce jewels – that how he sees these children, never been subsided.