Pilot: Early Grade Literacy 2

This pilot, commencing in July 2019, builds on the units from the Literacy 1 short course in the first half of 2019. In this follow on pilot, over a number of months and five units, teachers will gain a deeper understanding of how to apply key literacy approaches in the classroom, including guided reading, formative assessment, and running records. Participating teachers will be able to gain credits to advance their careers and INOVASI will implement the courses in routine, cluster-based, teachers’ working group meetings, using local facilitators, to ensure the courses are affordable and scalable.

Pilot: Early Grade Literacy (Dompet Dhuafa)


Dompet Dhuafa, literally meaning ‘the wallet of the poor’, is a non-profit organisation that belongs to global society striving for global social empowerment. Its goal is to improve the social levels of the poorest around the world by managing Islamic philanthropies such as Zakat, Infaq/ Sadaqa, Waqf and other halal and legal funds contributed by individuals, groups or corporate donors. It was founded in Indonesia in July 1993, and currently has branches throughout the globe in China (Hong Kong), Japan, the United States of America and Australia, and representatives in Egypt and South Korea.   Literacy & Leadership

Program focus: Literacy & Leadership

Sekolah Literasi Indonesia aims to set up community based model schools focussing on the quality improvement of instructional systems and literacy-based school culture. The program works to improve school leadership using school performance improvement indicators as found in MPC4SP 2.0 (Makmal Pendidikan Criteria for School Performance). The instrument has six criteria that focuses on strengthening two key areas as follows:

A. School culture (character building and literacy culture in school)

  1. Leadership education
  2. Character building
  3. Conducive learning environment

B. Instructional systems (learning and instructional implementation with a focus on literacy and numeracy)

  1. Instructional leadership
  2. Literacy skills
  3. Effective learning

The program will work in 10 schools, working closely with the local government to train and mentor teachers, school principals, school committees and supervisors throughout the implementation to improve overall school performance.

Location: Dompu, West Nusa Tenggara

Duration: 12 September 2018 until 31 August 2019


  • Increased students’ basic literacy skills
  • Improved teachers’ teaching practices
  • Improved principals’ practices in solving school problems


Pilot: Community Engagement in Learning

This pilot aims to improve student literacy and reduce absenteeism in early grades at 12 target schools in Dompu (3 madrasah and 9 regular schools). The pre-pilot process in Lepadi Village was able to leverage village funds amounting to IDR20 million (confirmed ready in the first quarter of 2018) and support from Dompu local library amounting to IDR50 million. Village funds are being used to support the activities piloted in Lepadi. Teachers and parents continue to volunteer their time and expertise. This pilot finished in July 2019.

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