Wahidin Soedirohoesodo was born in Mlati, Sleman, Yogyakarta, on January 7, 1852 and died in Yogyakarta on May 26, 1917 at the age of 65 years.
Himself is a national hero of Indonesia. In fact, his own name is also often associated with Budi Utomo, because although he is not a founder of the national awakening organization, but he is the initiator of the establishment of the organization founded School tot Opleiding van Inlandsche Artsen Jakarta.
|Wahidin Soedirohoesodo, via berdikarionline.com|
- Elementary School in Yogyakarta
- Europeesche Lagere School in Yogyakarta
- School of Java Doctors in Jakarta
The doctor who is a graduate of STOVIA is very happy to associate with ordinary people, so it is no doubt if he was able to know so much suffering experienced by the people.
He was also so aware of how the backward and oppressed people akiba of colonialism conducted by the Dutch. According to him, one way to free himself from the Dutch colonialism is with the people who must be smart.
Therefore, the people should also be given the opportunity to attend school education. As a doctor, he often treats sick people without collecting fees.
The two subjects in which he struggles is to broaden education and teaching and foster national consciousness.
The birth of Budi Utomo
Wahidin Sudirohusodo often travels to big cities in Java by visiting community leaders by providing ideas on "student funds" to help intelligent youth who can not afford to continue their studies. However, this idea itself lacks a good response.
The idea itself has also been expressed by the students of STOVIA in Jakarta on the need to establish an organization that has a purpose to advance the field of education and raise the dignity of the nation. This idea itself was successfully welcomed by the STOVIA students. Finally, on May 20, 1908, Budi Utomo was born.