Siti Hanifah found her Great when she started Indonesia’s first digital pre-school, Mungilmu, with the aim to help every child in Indonesia reach their fullest potential. Today, Hanifah’s digital pre-school touches the lives of thousands of young children – building their self-confidence and daring them to dream big. That said, Hanifah believes this is only the beginning. To her, being Great is a journey, not a destination.
Why did you create your digital pre-school, Mungilmu?
My co-founders and I have a common interest in childhood education and noticed that Indonesian children tend to have low self-esteem. So, we founded our digital pre-school to help children all over Indonesia find the courage to dream.
"Greatness lives in every child... we were all created with our own uniqueness."
Were there any difficulties you faced along the way?
For sure! Back in 2016, when we first established Mungilmu, childhood education wasn’t as popular as it is today. Many wondered if it’s possible to hold online classes, especially for young children and toddlers. But we held on to our belief and made it happen.
In your words, what is your definition of ‘Great’?
The idea of Great, to me, is about an ongoing journey, instead of a destination or result. It’s a journey that I’m still on and I'm enjoying every step of the way. I’ve learnt many things and believe there’s still so much more to uncover.