Education Is the Foundation

Nam, Suzanne
March 2008
Forbes Asia;3/10/2008, Vol. 4 Issue 4, p44
The article focuses on the charitable works of billionaire philanthropist Putera Sampoerna in the field of education in Indonesia. In 2006 he pledged $150 million to the family's foundation over the next decade. His daughter Michelle heads the board, and the head office enjoys prime real estate in the family's Sampoerna Strategic Square in down-town Jakarta. The foundation expanded its mission. Instead of just handing out money it aimed to become a catalyst for across-the-board education reform, from teacher training to curriculum enrichment.


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