The company provides quality education for the children of employees in plantations, established and manages 59 private schools from kindergarten to secondary education, as well as operating 11 Public Elementary Schools (SDN) owned by the Government within the plantation. A total of 70 schools consisting of 37 kindergartens (TK), 24 Elementary Schools (SD) and 9 Junior High Schools (SMP) exist within the plantation.

In the beginning of 2017, the number of students attending school in the plantaion is 12,889 students, with 9,510 students enrolled in private schools established and managed by the Company and 3,379 students enrolled in public schools that receive operational support from the Company.

SCHOLARSHIP OF ACHIEVEMENTS

 

Scholarship of achievement is a scholarship given to students based on their academic achievements in school, ranging from elementary, junior high, high school / trade school all the way to tertiary education. Up to September 2017 the Company has awarded a scholarship of achievement to 1,047 students.

DOMESTIC SCHOOL

Owned Government in Ring 1 Year 2017

Until September 2017 the company has maintains 192 state schools (government schools) starting from kindergarten, elementary, junior high school and high school / trade school. 11 schools of are Public Elementary Schools (SDN) which is located in the Cultivation Right Title (HGU) of the company, which designed specifically to have to 59 quality Astra Agro Lestari Foundation (YAAL) private schools.

Education Program for Indigenous Peoples

Up to September 2017, the Corporate Education CSR program for Indigenous peoples in Jambi has provided educational services to children in the Indigenous peoples community called Orang Rimba, consisting of kindergarten age, elementary school age, and junior high school/high school age. Furthermore, the education program for indigenous communities of the Bunggu Tribe in Mamuju – West Sulawesi contributes to the improvement of the quality of education for children in the indigenous communities of the Bunggu Tribe as well as the provision of scholarship assistance.

Education

Schools have been built in the Company’s ring 1 company (inside and outside the company concessions) in the form of Madrasahs, PLS (Education Outside of School), Kindergarten, Elementary School, Junior High School, and/or High School/Vocational School. As of March 2019, the company has built 194 public schools (government-owned schools) at the elementary and junior high school levels in the areas of Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi. We also provided traininf specifically for 37 public schools enrolling 9094 students. Of the total students, 39% were children from the surrounding communities which accounts for 27% of the total households in ring 1.

Coaching and mentoring of public schools focuses on improving the performance and comperency of the teaching staff through the provision of training. More than 500 teachers from 37 public schools spread across Sumatra, Kalimantan, and Sulawesi have received training and their competence will continue to be improved through future guidance from the company.

Educational Facilities and Infrastructural Assistance

In addition to improving the competency of our teaching staff, Astra Agro also assists in the maintanence of facilities and infrastructure for schools in the Company’s ring 1 in the form of infrastructural development and support for educational activities. This type of infrastructure development includes facility assistance, light rehabilitation (minor renovation, support for facilities, and infrastructure). Assistance for educational activities is provided in the form of textbooks, competition activities, educational media, class equipment and utilities (Office Stationery), and guidance for the teaching and learning process.

In addition to improving the competency of our teaching staff, Astra Agro also assists in the maintanence of facilities and infrastructure for schools in the Company’s ring 1 in the form of infrastructural development and support for educational activities. This type of infrastructure development includes facility assistance, light rehabilitation (minor renovation, support for facilities, and infrastructure). Assistance for educational activities is provided in the form of textbooks, competition activities, educational media, class equipment and utilities (Office Stationery), and guidance for the teaching and learning process.

Scholarships

To date, Astra Agro has provided official binding scholarships to 20 children of our employees and those from the local communities to continue higher education at Astra’s Manufacturing Polytechnic (Polman), through the “Polman Astra Scholarship Program”.

As of March 2019, 78 scholarship recipients with official ties have been accepted to work in companies in areas spread across Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi. There are 23 students who are actively attending university-level lectures.