Filantropi Indonesia, the Indonesian association of philanthropy organizations, together with Tanoto Foundation established the Education Philanthropy Cluster that aimed at encouraging collaboration and coordination among the national education players. The platform focused on the acceleration of the adoption of SDGs, sharing of best practices, and advocacy of education issues.
Tanoto Foundation, who was appointed the Education Cluster Leader by Filantropi Indonesia, saw the platform as another media to promote Asia Philanthropy Circle’s Education Giving Guide. Filantropi Indonesia has extensive local presence and network of which the members could be embraced to join the collaborative initiative. The Education Giving Guide’s result has previously been socialized to Filantropi Indonesia’s members and it was well-received.
Speaking at the launch of the Cluster during FiFest 2018, Timotheus Lesmana, the Chair of Filantropi Indonesia, mentioned that the Education Cluster could continue the work initiated by Asia Philanthropy Circle and its members thus not reinventing the wheel. Synergy was the key.
For instance, the most recent survey and focus group discussions to determine the focus area for the Cluster were built upon Education Giving Guide’s results. Ibu Dian Purbasari, the representative of Yayasan Bakti Barito, also shared the current work on Interactive Map of Indonesia Education Intervention to the attendees of the launch. Such cross-sharing of information and best practice as well as resources are what we expected to see in the future.