“Creating a Better Society is Everybody's Business”
In the midst of international financial crisis, Indonesia seems to exhibit exceptional resilience and is projected to record startling economic growth in the eyes of the world.
Unfortunately, this image belies Indonesia’s continued struggle to leverage its abundant natural resources to extract itself from the entrenched quagmire of poverty, ignorance, unemployment, and gender inequality that limits its contribution within the international community.
In order to survive and eventually to thrive, Indonesia needs to create a new generation of skilled leaders with integrity and vision capable of designing a better future for the nation.
The times dictate that we move beyond conventional approaches, such as charity and even education, to empowerment – the enabling of individuals to apply their experience, knowledge and skills to implement social, political and economic change for the benefit of Indonesian society as a whole.
For this reason Putera Sampoerna Foundation believes in not only educating young people from disadvantaged families of varied backgrounds, but in imbuing them with principles, a work ethic, and a social consciousness that will enable them to emerge as competent professionals in their individual fields. We must draw a more comprehensive blueprint for a better tomorrow on the fabric of today that is unfurling before us.
Our primary vision is to create leaders and entrepreneurs capable of transforming Indonesians into viable global citizens capable of contributing locally, regionally, and internationally.
Building a better Indonesia is everybody’s business. No one individual or organization can accomplish this. That is why we are deeply grateful to our partners who have helped us over our first decade of endeavor.
Yet, there is still so much to accomplish. We sincerely hope that you will join us in painting a better, brighter future for Indonesia for many more decades to come.