For this reason, on March 8, 2021, the Indonesian Embassy in Lima held a Semester 1 BIPA Class Opening ceremony which was opened by the Indonesian Ambassador to Lima, Mrs. Marina Estella Anwar Bey and attended by representatives from the Municipalidad de Lima, Indonesian language teachers and BIPA class participants. . In his remarks, the Indonesian Ambassador in Lima said that language is the gateway to getting to know a nation. So, through the Language Class for Foreign Speakers it is hoped that besides learning Indonesian, participants will also get to know more about Indonesian culture which will be facilitated through Indonesian Language Class activities.
Also attending the opening ceremony were representatives of the Municipalidad de Lima, Mr. Christoper Zecevich – Manager of Education and Sports Municipalidad de Lima, who expressed his gratitude for involving 25 students from the Municipalidad de Lima in the Indonesian class for foreign speakers. He also said that the Municipalidad de Lima had collaborated with the Indonesian Embassy in Lima since 2015 through the promotion of Darmasiswa scholarship and KNB scholarship and organizing culinary and language workshops.
The Indonesian Embassy in Lima will later hold Semester 2 in mid-2021. Seeing the interest of Peruvians in learning Indonesian, the Indonesian Embassy in Lima will consider opening more classes in Semester 2 so that they can accommodate more Peruvians who want to learn Indonesian language and culture.
(Source: Indonesian Embassy in Lima)