On the previous 2018 Festival Filantropi Indonesia (FIFEST), Filantropi Indonesia Education Cluster has been launched. Filantropi Indonesia appointed Tanoto Foundation as the coordinator for Education cluster. One of the initial steps for the continuation of the cluster work program was the preparation of the education cluster charter. After going through the internal discussion process and input from various parties, on Thursday, June 20th, 2019 the Charter of Filantropi Indonesia Education Cluster was inaugurated. It is expected that this Education Cluster Charter can become a foundation in the operational performance of philanthropic institutions incorporated in the education cluster.
13 education-focused philanthropic institutions have committed to support this Filantropi Indonesia Education Cluster. They are; Tanoto Foundation, Filantropi Indonesia, Yayasan Bakti Barito, Yappika Action-Aid, Sampoerna Foundation, Yayasan Arsitek 86 Peduli, Yayasan Indocement and Wahana Visi Indonesia, William and Lily Foundation, Unicef, Ancora Foundation, Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa dand Dompet Dhuafa.
So far, the majority of Educational philanthropy programs in Indonesia are still not directed, are short term and in a form of charity. The Filantropi Indonesia Educational Cluster will strive to make a big impact on improving education through sustainable philanthropic activities. In order for these goals to be achieved, it is important to be able to create collaborations together, both cross-sector and similar collaboration with institutions that have similar interests in the field of education.
In addition to compiling and formalizing the Charter, the participants from the representatives of philanthropic institutions also discussed and agreed on annual work plans and formed working groups. This work plan will be made based on the mapping of the strengths of each philanthropic organization so that it can complement each other in moving towards targeted achievements both short and long term.
There are three main areas that have been highlighted in the plan to form this cluster work program, they are increasing philanthropic capacity, providing a forum for dissemination and sharing of good practices and policy advocacy. At the end of the event each participant representative was asked to choose one of the work programs they wanted to become the coordinator.