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We work with remote small island and coastal communities in Bintan Regency, Riau Islands, Indonesia - here, communities are spread along the east coast of Bintan Island or dotted across the many small neighbouring islands that make up the Regency.


Our partner communities are diverse - some of our students travel to school by boat, some are the first generation to live on the land, and some are the descendants of fishermen from the islands of eastern Indonesia.


We collaborate with communities across all aspects of our work. For example, communities donate buildings for use as Learning Centres, Local Teacher Training sessions are planned and delivered with and for local school and kindergarten teachers, and stakeholders participate in our Community Engagement activities. 

Most importantly, our learning facilitators and partner communities help us to ensure that our learning content is locally relevant, engaging and inclusive of the multicultural and diverse values, languages and experiences of Bintan's children. 

Program Locations

Teluk Sebong

Located in the north of Bintan Regency, Teluk Sobong comprises seven villages and is well known for its tourism destination, Lagoi. 

Population: approx. 17,500

TIF Learning Centres: 3

Total primary school students in proximity to TIF: 295

TIF enrolled students: 111

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Bintan Pesisir

Located in the south east of Bintan Regency, Bintan Pesisir comprises four villages. The district is made up of many small islands with 89% of its total area ocean. 

Population: approx. 7,000

TIF Learning Centres: 2

Total primary school students in proximity to TIF: 382

TIF enrolled students: 93


Gunung Kijang

Located in the east of Bintan Regency, Gunung Kijang comprises four villages that are all found on Bintan island. 

Population: approx. 14,450

TIF Learning Centres: 3

Total primary school students in proximity to TIF: 658

TIF enrolled students: 100

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