100Voices: Jiwo Damar Arnakie and Friends


What could a frog and a teddy bear possibly have to do with petty bribery? The puppets are characters in a larger play underway in Indonesia to train children from the youngest ages to recognize and reject corruption.

Jiwo Damar Anarkie is the founder and director of Future Anti-Corruption Leaders, a new Jakarta-based nonprofit that teaches children “joyfully” about fair play, honesty and bribery through songs, story telling and, yes, puppet shows.  The group trains members and volunteers, and is active in 10 provinces throughout Indonesia.

Jiwo spoke at Transparency International’s 15th International Anti-Corruption Conference in Brasília last month. He was interviewed by 100Reporters’ Chad Bouchard.

Chad Bouchard

Chad Bouchard

Chad Bouchard, a staff writer for 100 Reporters, is an investigative journalist focusing on politics and corruption. His stories have appeared in The Washington Post Magazine, The Sunday Telegraph, The Financial Times and other publications. His radio stories have aired on NPR, Public Radio International, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and the Voice of America.