Renewing Collaboration in Education with SIF and IPA

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This time, Indonesia Bright would like to share a story on the renewed collaboration in education with Singapore International Foundation and Indonesia Professional Association signed during the SIFConnects 2016. Please read the following update from SIF:

More than 100 SIF alumni, partners and new Friends of Singapore (FOS) gathered in Jakarta for the sixth edition of SIF Connects! in Indonesia on 28 May 2016. The event was a triple celebration that marked the successful conclusion of the first SIF-Indonesia Bright Foundation (IBF)-Indonesian Professionals’ Association (IPA) collaboration in education, the growth of partnerships and friendships between Singaporean and Indonesian communities that led to the SIF-IBF-IPA collaboration in education being enhanced and renewed for another two years; and the reappointment of Mochammad Nunung Kurniawan (Iwan) as SIF’s representative in Jakarta for a third term.

We are pleased to share with you the highlights of the event:

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The four IBF scholars shared their insights from the inaugural SIF-IBF-IPA study visit to Singapore in December 2015. While in Singapore, (from second left) Yuli Astutik (Yuli), Mira Andri Astuti (Mira), Syayyidatik Izzaturrohimah (Atik) and Muhammad Zalaluddin Sofan (Jalal) interacted with Singaporeans and experienced first-hand, different facets of Singapore’s education, arts and culture, and social innovation practices. They were accompanied by their mentors IPA President I Komang Narendra (far left) and IBF Chairman Ibrahim Senen (far right). Inspired by his time in Singapore, Jalal co-founded upon his return to Indonesia Audio Visual to Elevate Society (AVES), an initiative to promote learning in elementary school students through technology.FB_IMG_1467242329030
The renewal of the collaboration in education among the SIF, IBF and IPA for another two-year term was signed by I Komang Narendra, SIF Executive Director Jean Tan (centre) and Ibrahim Senen. The signing ceremony was witnessed by SIF Chairman, Ambassador Ong Keng Yong (far left) and Singapore Ambassador to Indonesia Anil Kumar Nayar (far right).FB_IMG_1467242595494Ambassador Ong Keng Yong presenting Iwan with a scroll to mark his reappointment as SIF’s representative in Jakarta for a third term. Iwan would continue to work with SIF to strengthen relationships between Singaporean and Indonesian communities.
FB_IMG_1467242349788Ambassador Ong Keng Yong presenting 1995 SIF-ASEAN Fellow and Vice Chairman of Indonesia’s House of Representatives Fadli Zon with Singapore: Insights from the Inside Volume I and II, in which FOS shared their insights on the head, heart and soul of Singapore.
FB_IMG_1467242903110Celebrating longstanding friendships: Indonesian SIF-ASEAN Fellows having a fun time reconnecting with each other and their Singaporean friends at the event.
FB_IMG_1467242363176Singaporean and Indonesian communities celebrating the enduring friendships that form the rich tapestry of relations at the people-to-people level, nurtured through SIF programmes in Indonesia since 1992.
The strong turnout of FOS, the renewals of the second SIF-IBF-IPA collaboration in education and Iwan’s tenure as SIF’s representative in Jakarta reflected the enduring friendships between Singaporeans and Indonesians, and the power of networks and collaborations to enrich lives and effect positive change. We look forward to reconnecting with you at our next event!

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