Non-governemnt organization called Friends of Obama initiated the statue of young Barack Obama in Obama’s former neighborhood in Indonesia, Jakarta.
The young Barack Obama statue is erected at the playground of the elementary school in Menteng Dalam where U.S. President studied.
(Photo by: Yue Yuewei)
Ron Muller, the chairman of Friends of Obama organization said the the statue is designed to inspire Indonesian children.
“The statue is designed to inspire Indonesian children that they can be anyone they want to be”, said Ron Muller.
The statue is inaugurated on December 10, attended by Jakarta governor, U.S. ambassador to Indonesia and hundreds of children who studied in Obama’s former elementary school, SD Menteng 01 Besuki.
Obama will visit Jakarta in 2010.
Credits: [Yue Yuewei, The Jakarta Post]