A Southeast Asian country spanning the Indian and Pacific oceans, and comprising over 17,000 islands and 633 ethnic groups. Plus Education is excited to expand our programs into Indonesia in 2022.
English 4 South Maluku
We are delighted to bring our flagship Plus English program to the remote volcanic island chain of Banda, in the east Indonesian province of South Maluku in July 2022. With the support of the Navitas Education Trust, and in partnership with South Maluku-based NGO Heka Leka, this program will provide English literacy and digital skills education in 10 primary and lower-secondary schools.
The need in East Indonesia
Rural and remote communities across east Indonesia are characterised by entrenched poverty, low levels of development, low internet penetration and high youth unemployment.
Despite efforts to develop tourism and increasing international investment in resource projects across east Indonesia, local populations continue to profit very little from these high-growth industries, which are dominated by foreigners and people from elsewhere in Indonesia. A key barrier to employment in these industries is lack of basic English skills.
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About Plus Education
Plus Education is the group operating name of registered Australian charity, The 40K Foundation Australia Ltd, and its subsidiary organisations, 40K Plus Education in India and Cambodia.
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This month, Plus Education officially turns 10! To commemorate the milestone and the start of our registered organisational status ten years ago in India, our CEO Swetha Prakash has penned a few words reflecting on our journey and achievements over the years.