Butet Manurung

Butet Manurung, or Saur Marlina Manurung, is a pioneer for alternative education for indigenous people in remote areas of Indonesia. She has received international recognition as an educator and activist. Butet was a recipient of UNESCO’s Man and Biosphere Award in 2001 and TIME magazine’s Hero of Asia in 2004. She has also received several accolades including Ashoka Fellow in 2006, one of Asia’s Young Leaders in 2007, and Ernst & Young’s Indonesian Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012.