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About Indonesia Mengajar

Sep 10, 2020 | by Irvandias Sanjaya

Sep 10, 2020 | by

About Indonesia Mengajar

Indonesia Mengajar is a national movement that aims to mobilize young individuals to take part in the advancement of the education sector in Indonesia. The vision is to involve all elements of society to work towards education of the nation. It annually sends cadres of activists, scholars and young professionals who have an interest in education issues to the 3T areas in Indonesia to serve as a teacher for a period of 1 year.

Where’s is it based?

IM has its headquarter in Jakarta. However, with a dream to have equitable education throughout Indonesia, Indonesia Mengajar is present in 28 districts and 207 schools spread across the islands of Indonesia.

What genre do they focus on?

Indonesia Mengajar believes in the importance of access to proper education for all Indonesian children. The rationale for this comes from the promise of Indonesian independence which explicitly states “the intellectual life of the nation”. 

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Why do they focus on Education issues?

With the complexity of educational problems present in Indonesia and the large amount of work that still needs to be done, it chose to lead the way in many ways. 

The idea is to send the best human resources for the noble cause of providing inspiration through teaching to younger siblings. Although the students are currently the beneficiaries, in the future, they will be at the forefront of local change. The hope is that it would not only be a one-way transfer of knowledge, but teachers will also get local wisdom during the program as they will live in 3T areas. 

What kind of programs does it run?

Indonesia Mengajar routinely (every year) recruits volunteers named Pengajar Muda.The volunteers (Pengajar Muda) must go through several stages of rigorous selection process before they are finally selected to join the program. In this program, selected young teachers will conduct academic/non-academic teaching in collaboration with relevant policy makers.

Is it registered as an NGO?

Indonesia Mengajar is registered as an NGO in Indonesia.

When was the it established?

Indonesia Teaching was officially established in 2009

Can you volunteer with Indonesia Mengajar?

The opportunity is open to all of the best Indonesian boys and girls who meet the characteristics needed to become young teachers (having graduated from college). Every year more than 2000 volunteers go through the selection process to join the program. For more information, check the Indonesia Mengajar website

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