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Learning Centres

Map of Learning Centres

Where we work

We currently operate Learning Centres in three Districts of Bintan Regency, Riau Islands, Indonesia – here, the majority of families are dependent on subsistence fishing.

Our students

Across our Learning Centres, we support over 500 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

Our learning units fall into three thematic areas:

  • Me and My Community

  • Our Beautiful Planet

  • The Vibrant Life Around Us

The Framework

The Learning for Sustainability Framework for Learning Centres is a structured approach to designing, delivering, and evaluating co-curricular learning programs that are specific to the unique challenges and opportunities in small island and coastal communities.


The Framework is structured to provide guidance on the development of learning content for primary school age students who are grouped into Lower and Upper Primary, following:

1. Learning Outcomes: We seek to develop students’ confidence, critical thinking, collaboration and creative skills: the 4Cs.

2. Teaching Strategies: We prioritise participatory, outdoor, and content-based English learning so that learning is locally relevant and informed by students.

3. Assessment & Evaluation: We promote students’ learning through observations, showcases and portfolios of work, and reports to parents.


Learner Profiles

Through emphasizing the importance of active learning, 21st Century skills development and content based English language learning, we hope to equip learners with the knowledge, skills, and values needed to live empowered and fulfilling lives of their choosing.


The Learning for Sustainability Framework aims to develop caring, empowered and reflective people who share ownership and guardianship of the world we live in.



We show kindness, empathy, compassion, and respect toward others. We serve and act to make a positive impact to our surroundings.


We represent our interests in a responsible and self-determined way, and take action in making a difference.


We actively monitor and assess our strengths and passions to learn to act in a more self-conscious manner.

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