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Learning Centres

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We currently operate Learning Centres in eight remote small island and coastal locations in Bintan Regency, Riau Islands. 

Our students

Across our eight Learning Centres, we support 248 primary school age students in Grades 1-6.

Why primary school students?

Primary schools students are the largest and most engaged cohort of students in the Indonesian education system, and research shows that ability gained during primary education leads to a higher chance of post-primary school completion.

Learning units

We have 10 learning units that fall into three thematic areas:

  • Promoting Local Culture

  • Leading Healthy Lives

  • Protecting the Environment

Our lessons are


We make sure that our students and learning facilitators have fun during lessons. Learning is about trying, doing and experiencing.


We promote interaction among students, and between students, facilitators and the environment - meaningful interaction supports learning.


We include diverse local perspectives and students’ voices and experiences as sources for learning.

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We Prioritise

English language


Content based language learning allows for English language learning to be incorporated in all aspects of the program.

Higher order thinking and life skills

Critical thinking, collaboration, confidence and creativity are linked to improved learning outcomes and brighter futures.

Outdoor and experiential learning

Outdoor learning promotes active lives and engagement in learning, and supports the integration of seasonal lessons and local content.

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