[Guest Blog] Project Sukacita V Sees SMU Tanoto Scholars Contribute to Betterment of Education in Indonesia

[Guest Blog] Project Sukacita V Sees SMU Tanoto Scholars Contribute to Betterment of Education in Indonesia

I’m Jessica Chandra from the Singapore Management University, and this is my third year being a part of Project Sukacita, a community service project supported by Tanoto Foundation.   For Project Sukacita V, my role is that of a mentor to the project leader, and what motivates me going back to Pangkalan Kerinci again and again […]

Project Sukacita Marks 5th-Anniversary Milestone

Project Sukacita Marks 5th-Anniversary Milestone

Project Sukacita—a student-initiated, student-led community service project—celebrated its 5th anniversary by doing what it does best: Serving the local community in Pangkalan Kerinci. Pangkalan Kerinci, or Kerinci as it’s fondly known, was twenty five years ago a mere village of 200 dwellings whose inhabitants were either fishermen or illegal loggers. Today, there are more than […]

[Guest Blog] Indonesian Students at National University of Singapore Embark on Community Service Trip to East Java

[Guest Blog] Indonesian Students at National University of Singapore Embark on Community Service Trip to East Java

My name is Steven Nilam, and I come from Medan in the province of North Sumatra, Indonesia. Even though I’ve lived in Singapore for 8 years, I’ve never forgotten my roots and in fact through my voluntary work throughout my studies in Singapore, I’ve started to grow my passion for giving back to the community. […]

Tanoto Foundation 2015 Annual Report

Tanoto Foundation 2015 Annual Report

The Tanoto Foundation traces its roots to 1981, when founders Sukanto Tanoto and Tinah Bingei Tanoto started a kindergarten and elementary school in rural Besitang located in the Sumatera Utara province of Indonesia. Today, the  Tanoto Foundation  has grown into a full-fledged, multi-faceted philanthropic organisation. Tanoto Foundation: A Centre of Excellence in Poverty Alleviation The […]

Breaking Records and Boundaries: Tanoto Scholars Gathering 2016

Breaking Records and Boundaries: Tanoto Scholars Gathering 2016

A double record-breaker. The annual Tanoto Scholars Gathering, held in Indonesia and Singapore, saw record turnouts for both events. Tanoto Scholars gathered for a series of bonding and networking activities. Tanoto Scholars Gathering in Indonesia Also known by its acronym TSG, the August 16-19, 2016 event in Pangkalan Kerinci, Sumatra, Indonesia, received 290 Tanoto Scholars […]

Making a Social Impact: Crossing the Chasm

Making a Social Impact: Crossing the Chasm

A solid marketing and branding strategy to help migrant workers in Singapore improve their command of English – that was Team iChange’s grand prize-winning proposal at the inaugural “Crossing the Chasm Challenge 2016”. Organised by the Asia Centre for Social Enterprises and Philanthropy (ACSEP) and sponsored by the Tanoto Foundation, the challenge sought to advance […]

Trash for Cash: No Waste in Cultivating Environmentally-friendly Habits

Trash for Cash: No Waste in Cultivating Environmentally-friendly Habits

Asian Agri’s drive towards the adoption of more sustainable practices is not limited to its operations. The palm oil producer joined forces with Tanoto Foundation and the Pelalawan Environment Agency (Badan Lingkungan Hidup Kabupaten Pelalawan or BLH Pelalawan) to strengthen waste management in Air Emas village, Ukui Pelalawan – introducing “trash for cash” initiatives to encourage […]

Belinda Tanoto: Innovation happens in the frontline, not in HQ

Belinda Tanoto: Innovation happens in the frontline, not in HQ

At the recent UBS Philanthropy Forum Asia, Tanoto Foundation Board of Trustees member Belinda Tanoto, shared her insights on how the Foundation tackles the complex and challenging issues in Indonesia’s education system. The event which gathered top philanthropists, eminent business families and influential impact investors in Singapore for two days, provided a platform to discuss […]