Thursday, 2 May 2019

PINTAR program shows continued success among schools in Jambi

Various schools in Tanoto Foundation’s partner regions have shown improvement in teaching and learning, following the implementation of the PINTAR (Promoting Improvement to Innovate, Teach and Reach) Program.

PINTAR was implemented at the partner regions, to great enthusiasm. The local government of Tanjung Jabung Timur district in the Jambi province alone has allocated a budget of IDR 635 million to disseminate PINTAR Program training.

In running the PINTAR Program, Tanoto Foundation works with elementary schools and junior high schools, as well as Islamic schools.

The program’s success was evident during a PINTAR showcase held at Tanjung Jabung Timur to coincide with Indonesia’s National Education Day on May 2, 2019.

A total of 24 partner schools and Islamic schools were featured at this showcase, which demonstrated the schools’ achievements in the improvement of learning, reading, school management and community participation, following their implementation of PINTAR.

It is evident from the display that the students have benefitted significantly from the programme, as they now possess high-level thinking and learning skills, including ’21st century skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity.

“Education is the key to successful human resource development. We are not hesitant to allocate these budgets when it comes to improving the quality of education, and in order for these good teaching practices to spread to schools which have not received PINTAR training,” said Robby Nahliansyah, Deputy Regent of Tanjung Jabung Timur.

Meanwhile, Satrijo Tanudjojo, Global CEO of Tanoto Foundation, said it is likewise important for good learning practices to also be disseminated.

“Tanoto Foundation is a catalyst. We initiated the PINTAR Program so that local governments can achieve the common goal of enabling our children to become smarter and capable of competing on a global scale. We hope to see a significant increase in our children’s PISA rank,” said Satrijo.

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