Innovation for Indonesia’s School Children (INOVASI), a partnership program between the governments of Australia and Indonesia, this week signed partnership agreements with prominent Islamic associations Ma’arif Nahdlatul Ulama (NU) Educational Institute and Muhammadiyah.
The agreements represent new partnerships to broaden and sustain activities that strengthen educational quality and improve student learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy – particularly in the early grades.
Both Ma’arif NU and Muhammadiyah will support the dissemination of INOVASI education pilots, drawing on extensive subnational and national networks. At the primary school level, Muhammadiyah runs a large number of primary schools under the Ministry of Education and Culture, while Ma’arif NU works with madrasah under the Ministry of Religious Affairs. Their support will contribute to the long-term sustainability of INOVASI’s program impact and approach.