Lighthouse School Program

Challenge of Education in Indonesia

High-quality education is the foundation for the successful development of a country. Based on Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018 (World Economic Forum, 2017), currently, Indonesia is placed in rank 36 of 137 countries. This number shows that Indonesia still have lots to do to compete against other developing countries, and one of the ways is to work harder in improving the education quality. Based on research by McKinsey Global Institute, there will be more request for a well-educated and skillful workforce in 2030. Thus, the quality improvement of graduates is the most crucial part in the development of Indonesia (McKinsey Global Institute, 2010).

The quality improvement of graduates should be done in parallel with the quality improvement of teachers’ competence. Though the number of schools in Indonesia drastically increase in 2009-2017, the quality of teachers, in general, is far from expected. With close to 3 million teachers and 211.646 schools, the government of Indonesia needs support to achieve an excellence of Indonesia education. PSF-SDO partnered with both government and private sector to work in elevating education quality in Indonesia through an initiative namely Lighthouse School Program.

What is a Lighthouse School Program?

Lighthouse School Program (LSP) is established to assist under-performed schools to be quality schools that would be role models among others in the area. This intervention program will be applied at school for 3 years to fulfil the National Standard as well as LSP Standards through the implementation of teachers’ professional development, school management improvement, students’ capacity improvement and school community empowerment. STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and English subjects are important keys of the program to create more competitive graduates through the collaboration and empowerment of the school community.

Strategic Approach

Visioning and Sustainable Learning System Development

The design of school blueprint based on the result of the School Profiling Study, conducted using a rigorous Lighthouse School Standards

Teachers Professional Development

Teachers exposure to effective learning approaches, implementing world best practices through workshops & coaching, and their empowerment to share their good practices to others

School Management Improvement

School leader capacity building on establishing an independent & accountable school through workshops, consultancy & coaching

Students Capacity Enhancement

Students development on character & effective learning skills and exposure to international learning experience

Community School Empowerment

Parents engagement and collaborative partnership development to support the development of the school


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I am deeply grateful to PSF for the assistance they have provided me. Without this scholarship, I would not have been able to pursue my education all the way to a bachelor's degree. Marthin Agustin Hutauruk Sampoerna University Student
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With the scholarship from PSF, I have had the opportunity to gain many new experiences, especially in the field of education. I hope the knowledge I have acquired while at SU will be beneficial for my future students. Angelina Machsus Sampoerna University Student
I am deeply grateful for the scholarship provided by PSF all this time, and I hope that PSF will continue to offer scholarships to my fellow juniors, enabling more people to receive world-class education assistance. Joelinus Jason Hidayat Sampoerna University Student
It's hard to believe that it has been 7 years since I started benefiting from the PSF program. Therefore, I am deeply grateful to PSF and the Teluk Bintuni Regency government for providing me with the opportunity to complete my education at SABS and SU. Gloria Ferdinanda Meiland Awak Sampoerna University Student
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I chose Sampoerna University because it provides high-quality education that incorporates U.S. curriculum Feliks Antonio Siahaan Sampoerna University Student
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I learned to be more cooperative and independent in my role Bryant Arvel Limento Sampoerna Academy Student
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A lot of new knowledge and skills, especially in teaching, have been gained from Guru Binar. Assignment deadlines are also adjusted according to each individual's time. This is truly enjoyable. Dyah Pravita Wardani, S.Pd SMK Negeri Ngraho Teacher
Saya banyak mendapat pengetahuan yang bisa diinterasikan di kelas. Pendekatan tersebut sangat mempuni untuk mengaktifkan siswa, berkolaborasi, berkomunikasi, berpikir kritis, kreatif, dan percaya diri untuk tampil di depan kelas. Kurdi SDN 1 Beleka Teacher
I am very satisfied with the results of teacher professional improvement training provided by PSF-SDO. This knowledge can be used by children of Bintuni in order to compete with people from the cities. Titus Kambunan Divan Education and Sport Office of Bintuni Bay,…
Through a joint scholarship program with the Putera Sampoerna Foundation, we want to change more lives as a long-term commitment to education Nasrah Philanthropic Initiatives Usaha Tegas Sdn. Bhd
The private sector and the government work together to overcome the challenges of education in Indonesia. Only then can we improve the quality of our education Nuni Sutyoko Head of Corporate Sustainability HSBC Indonesia
Through the Lighthouse School Program, Sampoerna Agro seeks to realize a quality school with accountable school management system and qualified teachers Cipto Basuki Head of Development Area, Sampoerna Agro
I deeply appreciate Sampoerna's efforts in supporting the improvement of education quality in West Kalimantan, especially in Landak district. I invite parents through the school committee to take an active role in developing the quality of the school Dr. Alexius Akim, MM Head of Education and Culture Office, West…
Our various educational programs in Musi Banyuasin together with Sampoerna University aims to make our society ready to face the global competition as well as to provide sustainable economic and social progress for the region H. Dodi Reza Alex Noerdin Mayor of Musi Banyuasin
I am happy to get a theory that can be immediately put into practice. This activity turned me into a more independent, responsible, courageous, self-confident, creative, and able to work with various circles. Satrio SMKN 5 Jember Student, East Java
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The training is so interesting and fun, only few theories and more practice. Many of the things we get from this training, especially the one for management team. Ni Ketut Bedensi Bahasa Indonesia Teacher at SMAN 1 Kintamani,…
Thanks to Usaha Tegas and PSF-SDO who has given the opportunity to SMAN 1 Kintamani, so we can advance our school. I Made Oka Japanese Language Teacher at SMAN 1 Kintamani,…
I want to be a capable and focused leader that can be beneficial for our school through this training. I believe it will help me to develop our learners at school. Ni Ketut Ada Principal of SMAN 1 Kintamani, Bali