I believe we are at a remarkable point in the political life of our planet and certainly in the journey of this country.
Putera Sampoerna and PT HM Sampoerna shareholders founded Putera Sampoerna Foundation
In the early stages, the foundation only provided scholarships for national high school and post-graduate (S2) students
The S1 (undergraduate) National and International MBA scholarship programs were launched
More than 4,500 scholarships were distributed
The foundation provided scholarships for winners of the National Science Olympics
Recognizing the need for high quality educators, the Putera Sampoerna Foundation Teachers Institute (SFTI) was founded – the first institute in Indonesia to be engaged in the field of education
The Putera Sampoerna Foundation Alumni Association (SFAA) and the apprentice program were founded
More than 12,000 scholarships were distributed
The Putera Sampoerna Foundation was one of the first organizations to arrive at the tsunami site in Aceh. Along with partners, PSF held a program to rehabilitate education in the province, among others, by setting up tents and other needs to assure that teaching activities can resume
United Schools Program (USP) adopted three schools to enhance the quality of schools
In cooperation with the Bandung Institute of Sciences, the Management Business School (SBM-ITB) executive MBA program was founded in Jakarta to offer MBA degrees in Telecommunications, Business Law and Energy
The Student Loan and Student Financing program was launched for the first time in Indonesia, a non-collateral loan provided in cooperation with Bank Internasional Indonesia (BII) and International Finance Corporation (IFC) – a World Bank division
The first Indonesian Teachers Congress was held with more than 1,000 teachers and principals from across Indonesia attending
The Putera Sampoerna Foundation became the first philanthropy organization in Indonesia to obtain an ISO9001 certificate, an acknowledgement of the organization’s fine management system
USP adopted 17 schools and five Madrasah schools
The Putera Sampoerna Foundation introduced the Madrasah Quality Improvement Program (MQIP) and adopted one of the five Muslim religious schools to improve its education and curriculum quality
The Distinguished Speaker Series discussion was held, presenting noble prize winner Muhammad Yunus as the speaker. Muhammad Yunus is the founder of the micro-financial institution Grameen Bank and author of several books on philanthropy, social business and corporate social responsibility programs
Putera Sampoerna Foundation became the first Education NGO to obtain the ISO9001:2000 certificate for its efficient management
Putera Sampoerna Foundation was invited by then-US President Bill Clinton to attend an event held by Clinton Global Initiatives to represent Indonesia
Bait Al-Kamil, a foundation associated with Putera Sampoerna Foundation , received a certificate from The National Board of Zakat (Badan Amil Zakat Nasional/BAZNAS), an Islamic institution in Indonesia that collects donations and zakat from Muslims. Bait Al-Kamil is the first secular NGO authorized to hold such activity.
The Sampoerna Academy international boarding school was established for pre-prosperous senior high school students in Malang and Palembang. The school offers a three-year education that meets the curriculum standards of Cambridge.
The Sampoerna School of Education (SSE) was founded in Jakarta to offer degrees in education.
Cooperating with Bait Al-Kamil, The Putera Sampoerna Foundation received a certificate of approval from BAZNAS to distribute collected zakat. PSF and LSM are at present the only secular NGOs to obtain such certificate.
Leveraging its pathway to Leadership grand strategy, Putera Sampoerna Foundation has evolved to position itself strongly as a Social Business Institution creating an ecosystem of innovation and empowerment to yield ever more initiatives and programs toward creating a more viable Indonesia, that is capable of interacting optimally in international circles.
Launching of an expanding new programs, including the Sahabat Wanita (Friends of Women) foundation and cooperative; the ACCESS Education Beyond initiative for promoting US Indonesia education exchange programs; and MEKAR Entrepreneur Network, an internet based entrepreneurship forum for the development of business leaders.
Launching of the Sampoerna School of Business as a part of Putera Sampoerna Foundation’s world class university initiative.