Innovation for Indonesia’s School Children (INOVASI), a partnership program between the governments of Australia and Indonesia, has selected 17 non-governmental organisations (NGOs and foundations) and universities/educational staff development institutions (LPTK) to collaborate with the program and implement a range of education pilots. This includes with CIS Timor, Dompet Dhuafa, Edukasi 101, Forum Lingkar Pena, Sahabat Pulau Indonesia, Jaringan Semua Murid Semua Guru, SIL, Taman Bacaan Pelangi, Universitas Bina Nusantara (BINUS), Universitas Borneo Tarakan (UBT), Universitas Islam Negeri Sunan Ampel (UINSA) Surabaya, Universitas Nadhlatul Ulama Surabaya (UNUSA), Universitas Negeri Makassar (UNM), Universitas Negeri Surabaya (UNESA), Yayasan Literasi Anak Indonesia (YLAI), Litara-OPOB, and Yayasan Sulinama.
The partnerships were launched at a ‘Partnerships for Learning’ event in Surabaya this week at the Hotel JW Marriott. Those stakeholders present at the launch included national representatives from the Ministry of Education and Culture (MoEC) and Ministry of Religious Affairs (MoRA), including Moch. Abduh, Head of Puspendik (Education Assessment Centre, Research and Development Agency, MoEC), and Awaluddin Tjalla, Head of Puskurbuk (Centre for Curriculum and Books, Research and Development Agency, MoEC). Provincial and district government representatives, and education practitioners were also present.