Deep in Jakarta’s Slums, Community Learning Centers Thrive

Sitting at the back of the classroom, with one eye on her mobile phone, Shanti looks like a typical Indonesian high school student. But Shanti is not here to learn; instead, she’s a tutor herself. In a makeshift classroom constructed from two old shipping containers stacked on top of each other, Shanti tutors first grade students at the Master Community Learning Center in Depok, on the outskirts of Jakarta. “It’s a great experience,” the 17-year-old says. “I can contribute to the education of Indonesian children as well as help relieve some of the pressure on the learning center.”

Educating Indonesia’s Poorest

To mark Indonesia’s National Literacy Day on October 21, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program distributed 3,250 books to almost 50 Community Learning Centers across Jakarta. Located in low-income neighborhoods, these government-supported centers…

Community Mediation in Nepal

In this new video, Nepal Country Representative George Varughese describes The Asia Foundation’s approach to community mediation in Nepal, and includes footage of mediators and disputants engaged in an actual mediation session…

China’s Economic Policy Objectives for the Next Five Years

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 10:00 am – 11:30 am The Brookings Institution, Falk Room 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW Washington, DC Register for the event here. The Asia Foundation and the John L. Thornton China Center will host a lecture by Cheng Siwei on China’s...