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Ancora Foundation Visits Sekolah Rakyat Ancora in Surakarta

Ancora Foundation visits community-driven kindergartens in Solo Residency on Thursday (05/16) and Friday (05/17), who are the beneficiaries of the Sekolah Rakyat Ancora program. The visit was meant to connect with the teachers and schools after the two-week training that occurred in November 2012. It was conducted also to monitor and assess the results of the implementation of the training.

Director of Ancora Foundation, Titus Dewanto, interacts with the children at KB-RA Al-Muhtadin
Director of Ancora Foundation, Titus Dewanto, interacts with the children at KB-RA Al-Muhtadin, Sukoharjo

Sekolah Rakyat Ancora in Solo are located in several sub-districts, such as Laweyan, Weru and Karanganyar, as pioneer pre-schools that introduce Nine Pillars of Character approach in the curriculum. This approach is highly well-received by the teachers as having positive impacts to their students. Among the improvements are personal characters in the students, among others are critical thinking, independence and tolerance.

The training has also invoked creativity among the teachers to develop teaching and learning methodologies at school. “I have been very inspired by the training, especially in developing new learning activities tailored to the needs of each student,” explained Fakar Nur Halim of KB Holistik Semata Hati School, Karanganyar.

Teaching and Learning Activity at KB Holistik Semata Hati School, Karanganyar
Teaching and Learning Activity at KB Holistik Semata Hati School, Karanganyar

Since 2009, Ancora Foundation has partnered with Indonesia Heritage Foundation to provide trainings for community-driven kindergartens (PAUD) all across Indonesia. The collaboration is aimed to create emerging future generations who are able to lead with characters, while supporting the Ministry of Education’s program in improving the quality of pre-school education.

Ancora Foundation representatives and KB-RA Al-Muhtadin administrators
Ancora Foundation representatives and KB-RA Al-Muhtadin administrators

More pictures of this visit are available in a photo album on Ancora Foundation’s facebook page.