"I had to leave school when I was 17.
Now I want to give others an opportunity to have the kind of education I wasn’t able to have"
Education program in China
Education programs include scholarships, school improvement programs, research programs and university partnership programs with the main purpose of reducing poverty in rural communities. The Foundation provides future generations with the opportunity to develop their talents and reach their full potential. The objective of these programs is to nurture leaders and develop their critical thinking skills, allowing society to thrive.
Sukanto and Tinah Tanoto visit
In Indonesia, the schools improvement program (Pelita Pendidikan) empowers teachers, and improves the physical and intellectual environments of over 200 schools, in rural areas, across 3 provinces (North Sumatera, Riau and Jambi). Similarly in China, assistance is provided to schools in impoverished areas of China. Teachers are encouraged to localize the curriculum to suit community needs. We also provide books to schools, as well as help upgrade school facilities, including funding the construction of buildings, libraries and laboratories in Putian and Suzhou, China.
Scholarships are provided for undergraduate and graduate students studying full-time at public and private universities in Indonesia, Singapore, China and the USA.
The university partners, among others are:
|Sekolah Mutiara Harapan in the Kerinci complex|
Tanoto Foundation has built more than 20 schools in Sumatera Utara, Riau and Jambi provinces of Indonesia.
|Winner of Tanoto Education Grant|
Tanoto Foundation provides grants to students and professors whose research have the potential to provide significant benefits.