The Tanoto Foundation, founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sukanto Tanoto, is one of 8 foundations in Indonesia that form part of the APC (Asian Philanthropy Circle). The members of the APC (there are 24 foundations in total) are all dedicated to boosting education in Indonesia in order to improve on the quality of life and build a stronger future for the community and its people. This is in-line with Mr Sukanto Tanoto’s vision of 3-tiered success, which is focused on doing good for community, environment and profits.
How does Indonesia stand to gain from the efforts of the APC?
According to Victor Rachmat Hartono, who is a member of the APC, vocational education in Indonesia stands to gain from the efforts of the APC.
Tanoto Foundation has received special mention alongside the Tahir Foundation and Anchora Foundation for their financial support of education in Indonesia, making many of the philanthropic events, especially in terms of education, of the APC possible.
What are the future goals of the APC?
Part of the focus of the APC going forward is to improve on infrastructure, teacher training and the curriculum made available to students. Philanthropic events hosted by the group of foundations will assist with reducing pollution, rebuilding rental flats to improve the quality of life in the community and so on.
The Founder and CEO of APC, Lauren Lien, said that Indonesia plays a vital role in the philanthropic efforts of the APC and that a branch will be opened in Indonesia towards the end of 2016/early 2017.
Membership of the APC is by invitation or recommendation of other members only. In the course of just one year, the APC has hosted a total of 9 projects. Some of these projects focused on community upliftment, senior care living facilities and several best leadership development programs along with a myriad of education enhancement projects.
The Tanoto Foundation is proud to be a member of the APC and the opportunities that this membership provides to be further involved in philanthropic events aimed at improving on the quality of life in Indonesia, and providing quality education from early development stages through to tertiary studies.