|Alisa (pink clothes) was fun playing Alu Rangku. (Photo: Mirza / PR)|
In the beginning, in 2019, the Car of Kamis Membaca (KaCa) of the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) returned to do the literacy movement to the general public. Unlike usual, this time KaCa car visited Car Free Day on Ijen Street, precisely in front of the Malang City Library on Sunday (1/13).
"This is the first time the KaCa car has visited on Car Free Day. Other than usual, in 2019 we want to share with the wider community. This smart car provides easy alternative reading with many choices. People can freely choose the books they like, "said Maharina Novia Zahro as the coordinator of the KaCA Car.
The target in 2019, the KaCa Car of UMM will reach a wider area. If usually, the KaCa car of UMM visited a certain segmented school and place, this time, it will reach all ages and circles.
"Now it's more extensive. Not only in a segmented place, our car will visit disaster victims in Lombok, Pank village, farmer groups, and mothers’ associations and also to the former prostitution areas, "explained Maharina.
The presence of the KaCa car of UMM immediately became a rush of visitors around Car Free Day. There were around 456 collections of books consisting of encyclopaedias, stories, novels and other literacy. Behind the car was also equipped with LED monitors that can display educational films.
Not only reading and watching, but visitors can also learn to recognize a variety of traditional games. In an effort to preserve traditional culture, the KaCA car invited visitors to take part in playing, Alu Rangku or stick dance.
The game from Manggarai, East Nusa Tenggara was played by 2 teams. The first team contained four people on guard guarding the bamboo. They sat forming a square field and holding two bamboos. While other teams became players who got a turn to avoid bamboo clamps.
A number of visitors seemed very enthusiastic about playing Alu Rangku. Not only children who wanted but teenagers to adults also played together. With agility, the player entered in a square and jumped up and down according to the swing and rhythm of the bamboo beats.
"We must understand together, that literacy activities don't just stop reading books. There are many kinds of literacy activities. Rangku Alu, we introduce it to the community to restore the glory of traditional games as a media for strengthening social interaction between communities. Children also become not only busy with their gadgets, "she said. (Win)