The idea for Bahasa Basudara started from a conversation between members of the Basudara Maluku Global group, who share a passion for Maluku and its people. We are a group of Moluccans who live in Maluku and throughout the world and get together regularly, to discuss various topics. We give advice to academics, the government and legislative officials and contribute to various humanitarian, educational and business development projects in Maluku and Eastern Indonesia.
We wanted to create an online learning community that could provide the tools needed to help students in the Moluccas. Our idea was to offer conversational classes via Zoom or Skype, that would concentrate on improving the foreign language skills and to boost the confidence of Moluccan students, with the help of native or foreign language speakers.
Through various contacts and networks, we have attracted an ever- growing pool of Moluccan volunteers worldwide, who are fluent in either English, German or Dutch. It is our hope, that at the same time, these tutors can also share their life and work experiences, to push the boundaries and broaden the horizons of the students.
In return, it will also create the opportunity for the tutors to learn (more) about the Moluccans and to (re)connect again with their culture and heritage.
The Bahasa Basudara name was chosen as it means ‘Talk to your Family’. Join our rapidly growing community and become connected to many Moluccans all over the globe.