GSL crosses borders to launch Indonesia Principals’ Academy

GSL crosses borders to launch Indonesia Principals’ Academy

by Stacey Choe

INSPIRASI, which means “inspiration” in Indonesian, is the apt new name of the Indonesian Principal’s Academy, launched under the Global School Leaders (GSL) programme.  APC was very proud to be at the roundtable event discussing Inspirasi’s strategy in Indonesia because it is one of our first projects to be replicated across countries after the success of the first pilot in Malaysia.

The Indonesian project supporting and training principals on leadership skills and development is coming to fruition with the anchor funding from Tanoto Foundation, and support from Djarum Foundation and Triputra.  With collaboration of three members, the project was already off to a good start with a pilot programme planned for Karawang regency, and already a team of three in place.

Founding CEO Patrya Pratama convened more than 30 education stakeholders to get their feedback on the strategy of the programme going forward.  Many long-term practitioners and leaders shared their experience working on other educations programmes, like PINTAR, and on how to navigate the school systems and government.

GSL Co-Founder Sameer Sampat was also on hand to answer questions from the participants on the Malaysian programme, and how it would differ in Indonesia.  GSL Malaysia has now been running for just over a year, and has received recognition and buy-in from the government.

The feedback from the participants was a positive reinforcement on the objectives and model of the programme, and the team going ahead will have their work cut out for them in working out how best to deliver it effectively.

APC continues to support GSL’s expansion and hopes to carry it further to other Asian countries wherever we can improve the education system and outcomes!  Contact us at [email protected] for more information.