Update: At Pesta Blogger on October 27, the Bloggers for Bangsari managed to raise Rp7.5 mio from the participants. That adds up to 15 goats, said one of the organizers, very pleased with the results, more so because other blogger’s interests have been piqued and inquiries and pledges are coming in. Way to go Bloggers for Bangsari. You rock!
With two days more to go to Pesta Blogger, Indonesia’s first nationwide gathering of bloggers, the fun has ratcheted up a notch with the Steering Committee deciding to let groups of bloggers do their thing.
They’ve allocated a Mimbar Bebas, or a free forum, where bloggers can get center stage for a few minutes to do whatever they want or espouse whatever causes they want. Something like a Speakers Corner of the Indonesian blogosphere.
A band of bloggers calling themselves Bloggers for Bangsari is trying to raise money to buy a goat. The goat is to be donated to the school children of Bangsari, in Cilacap, Central Jawa.
The children will take on the responsibility of raising the goat and the when it is old enough it can be sold off and the proceeds go to the school. Or if it reproduces then the kids can be sold off with the proceeds going to the schoolchildren as well.
Must say it’s not a BAAAAD idea (sorry, Unspun knows he mutton make bad puns. Damn!).
Also check out the creativity that Pesta Blogger has inspired with this YouTube upload of a film “I’m proud to be an Indonesian blogger” by filmmaker Iman Brotoseno. Iman and his crew will also be at the Pesta to shoot the event and all the cute bloggers there.