By: Patrick Compau, ReachOut Foundation
APC Indonesia presented its new Interactive Map of Indonesia Education Interventions to the public for the first time at this year’s Indonesian Philanthropy Festival (FIFest) at the Jakarta Convention Center on November 17, 2018.
The online map, a collaborative effort from APC members Bakti Barito Foundation, Djarum Foundation, ReachOut Foundation and Tanoto Foundation offers a visual overview of the philanthropic initiatives implemented for educational improvement in schools and learning centers nation-wide for the last ten years. Users of the map will be able to search for intervention programs based on organisation names, types and levels of schools, as well as program areas. The project aims to pave the way for increased transparency, enhanced collaboration and more strategic action among philanthropic organisations in Indonesia.
Dian Purbasari, Director at Bakti Barito Foundation, presented the interactive tool on stage during the Education Cluster session taking the audience through the websites search features, information boxes and graphs. She also invited other philanthropic organisations to contribute their data to the project, while walking them through the sending process.
APC also set up a booth equipped with electronic tablets for guests to interact directly with the online tool throughout the course of the three-day FIFest event. Using this platform, participants were able explore existing initiatives, discover replicable models, identify possible gaps and redundancies, and connect with other organisations sharing similar interest areas.
As the Interactive Map of Indonesia Education Interventions is an additional tool to be used together with the Indonesia Education Giving Guide: Catalysing Productive Livelihood previously produced by APC members, copies of the guide were on hand and distributed as well.
In preparation for the public launch, the map had been previously presented and discussed both internally via an APC Indonesia Roundtable and externally through a focus group discussion with the Center for Indonesian Policy Studies and members of Filantropi Indonesia.
The Interactive Map can be accessed through http://www.edumap-indonesia.asiaphilanthropycircle.org/interactive-map-indonesia-education-interventions/
Organisations wishing to contribute their data and/or project to the map can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.