Education Facility Assistance Program
Building Human Capital

In its support for programs to improve literacy rates and provide facilities for reading, Indofood through its subsidiary PT Salim Ivomas Pratama Tbk (SIMP), has built BUNGA (Books for Children of the Nation) Reading Center facility. It provides books that support academic curricula for children, while creating spaces for them to browse and read. The reading center is located in Buluminung Village, Penajam District, North Penajam Paser Regency, East Kalimantan Province.

PT Salim Ivomas Pratama Tbk (SIMP) also operates school facilities located around its plantation areas, ranging from primary to senior high and vocational schools. These schools are now equipped with facilities including computer and biology laboratories, libraries, sports and extra–curricular facilities such as drum band sets.

Indofood’s other subsidiary, PT PP London Sumatra Indonesia Tbk (Lonsum), built classrooms of elementary school at Kertasarie Plantation area – West Java and new schools at the Tirta Agung and Artha Kencana Estates in Musi Banyuasin regency in South Sumatra. Assistance is also provided to nine public schools located within Lonsum’s plantation estates, such as built a laboratory building for junior high school that is equipped with laboratory tables and lighting for Biology and other practices.

Indofood assisted the education of children of potato farmers who work with Indofood through the development of libraries and playgrounds at schools in Pangalengan and Kertasarie, West Java.

Indofood provided educational tools for Early Childhood Education (PAUD) schools in locations near Indofood’s offices across Indonesia. Indofood also donated playgrounds for these schools. In cooperation with the Indonesian Heritage Foundation, Indofood provide training programs for elementary school teachers from Jempang – North Sumatra to help them apply a holistic educational model that is expected to create a positive impact in early development.

In order to help promote multicultural education for children from an early age, Indofood distributed Pustaka Anak Nusantara (Archipelago Children’s Book – PAN) encyclopedia to hundreds of libraries at elementary and junior high schools across Indonesia. Indofood also published a compilation of Indonesian folktales rich with moral messages.

In collaboration with Puspita Foundation, Indofood shows its concern for street children who have dropped out of school through compulsory education for street children.