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Our History

The Island Foundation was founded in 2010 by the owners of 8 Islands Pte Ltd, the parent company of Nikoi Island and Cempedak Island. In Indonesia, we deliver our program through Yayasan Peduli Kepulauan Indonesia.


Since inception, our work has evolved to focus exclusively on improving learning opportunities for children living in Bintan Regency, Riau Islands, through our Learning Centres, Local Teacher Training and Community Engagement. 

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What Drives Us

Childhood learning is a force to serve and sustain small island and coastal communities.


To transform learning ecosystems in Indonesia’s small island and coastal communities through learning for sustainability.

Why learning?

Children living in remote small island and coastal communities face a range of barriers to accessing quality learning opportunities.


Contributors to the existence and persistence of those barriers include:

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