Reaching out to the community with Project Sukacita

Reaching out to the community with Project Sukacita

Tanoto Foundation organised its annual Project Sukacita Dec 7 to 11, 2015 to reach out and help the community. Together in Community Service In its fourth edition, Project Sukacita saw undergraduates comprising 17 Tanoto Scholars from Singapore and Indonesia, and four volunteers join forces in the spirit of community service. The National University of Singapore […]

Tanoto Foundation champions sustainable development agenda

Tanoto Foundation champions sustainable development agenda

Founded by Sukanto Tanoto and his wife Tinah Bingei, Tanoto Foundation fights poverty with three strategic thrusts in Education, Empowerment and Enhancement of Quality of Lives (known as the 3 Es). The Foundation has also forged close partnerships with private sector businesses of various sizes, schools and many other organisations across various countries to champion […]

Record numbers attend annual Tanoto Scholars Gathering

Record numbers attend annual Tanoto Scholars Gathering

#TSG15 – Tanoto Scholars Gathering 2015 A record 266 Tanoto scholars attended the Tanoto Scholars Gathering from 12 to 15 August 2015 in Pangkalan Kerinci. Held annually since 2010 by Tanoto Foundation, this year’s Tanoto Scholars Gathering saw scholars from 23 universities across 9 cities in Indonesia. Learn and Lead Themed “Learn and Lead”, the […]

Belinda Tanoto weighs in on poverty alleviation

Belinda Tanoto weighs in on poverty alleviation

Tanoto Foundation Board of Trustees member Belinda Tanoto weighed in on poverty alleviation in 2 videos by the Foundation. The interviews were conducted on the sidelines of the United Nations Development Programme in Jakarta on April 13, 2015. Ms Tanoto was among panellists who spoke at a session themed “Fostering Committment and Leadership for Philanthropy’s Engagement“. […]

Tanoto Foundation tackles poverty with 3 E’s

Tanoto Foundation tackles poverty with 3 E’s

Tanoto Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Tanoto Family, was recently featured in The Jakarta Post, April 27, 2015. The article touched on how the Foundation tackles poverty through its 3E thrusts – Education, Empowerment, Enhancement – and various initiatives and programmes to address inequalities derived from poverty. One initiative, Pelita Pendidikan, aims at raising […]

Building Inclusive Growth: Entrepreneurs from Kerinci

Building Inclusive Growth: Entrepreneurs from Kerinci

Sulaiman and Muhammad Sarkawi were both born and raised in Kerinci. Today, both have their own businesses. Sulaiman is 38 years old and supplies coco peat which is used as a soil bed to the leaf cuttings prepared in Riau Andalan Pulp & Paper’s (RAPP) nurseries. Muhammad Sarkawi, aged 31 owns a manpower agency which […]

The Town of Kerinci

The Town of Kerinci

The town of Pangkalan Kerinci, commonly known as Kerinci, is part of Pelalawan – a regency of the Riau Province; the economic hub of the island of Sumatra and one of the richest provinces in Indonesia due to its abundance of natural resources. Travelling to Pelalawan involves firstly flying to Pekanbaru in Riau and then […]

Unlocking the Rural Potential in Indonesia

Unlocking the Rural Potential in Indonesia

Indonesia, Southeast Asia’s largest economy continues to see growth momentum despite the slowdown in the global economy. The World Bank expects Indonesia’s GDP to expand to 5.2 percent this year, picking up moderately to 5.5 percent in 2016; largely due to private consumption growth remaining relatively stable, increase in fixed investment spending and a gradual […]

Sustaining the Future of Palm Oil

Sustaining the Future of Palm Oil

A common ingredient in many products on supermarket shelves – ranging from food-related to personal care – palm oil is the most widely used vegetable oil in the world. It holds a market share of 38 percent of the world’s major oil and fats today. With a rising global population and affluence especially in the emerging economies such […]