Thursday, 20 June 2019

Tanoto Foundation Initiates Inaugural Meeting of Education Cluster

Tanoto Foundation, as the leader of the Education Cluster appointed by Filantropi Indonesia in 2018, took the initiative to conduct an inaugural meeting attended by 14 philanthropists in Jakarta on June 20, 2019.

The Education Cluster is a forum for educational philanthropists and the government to discuss collaborative efforts to strengthen the education system in Indonesia. The Cluster focuses on collaboration, supporting the government in implementing sustainable development goals, and advocacy.

“As an independent philanthropic organisation focused on education, Tanoto Foundation believes that quality education accelerates equal opportunity. Through this Education Cluster, Tanoto Foundation will be a catalyst for philanthropists to collaborate in improving the quality of education in Indonesia,” said Satrijo Tanudjojo, Global CEO Tanoto Foundation.

At the meeting, Tanoto Foundation presented the framework for an Education Cluster Charter, which is meant to be the basis for measuring the Cluster’s operational performance.

The philanthropists also agreed to form a working group as well as an annual work plan. The work plan will be devised following a mapping of the strengths of each philanthropic organisation, so that they can complement each other in moving towards targeted achievements, both in the short and long term.

The working group is meant to have three areas of focus: capacity building, policy advocacy, and knowledge management.

“Filantropi Indonesia welcomes Tanoto Foundation’s initiative to form relevant working groups as part of efforts to improve the quality of education in Indonesia. Needless to say, we aim to support it by facilitating every activity, such as when it comes to policy advocacy efforts with the government,” said Hamid Abidin, Executive Director of Filantropi Indonesia.  

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