Project name: Early Childhood Education (ECE), Bandung, Indonesia

Host partners: Indonesian Kindergarten Teachers Association (IGTKI) West Java

Singapore partner: Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)

Project aim: To raise the capabilities of early childhood educators in the West Java province by equipping them with enhanced skillsets in ECE service delivery, as well as upskilling their training capacities to ensure long-term sustainability of the project.

Duration: 2019 - 2021

Outcomes: Singapore International Volunteers (SIVs) from SUSS conducted three workshops and equipped 61 ECE practitioners with skills and knowledge to improve interactions between teachers and children, designing conducive learning environments, and getting teachers and the children’s families to work together. The Indonesian teachers showed increased confidence in their abilities with the new knowledge, and displayed improved analytical skills and a higher level of critical thinking. These ECE practitioners have also gone on to train 300 other teachers from 51 kindergartens.

Project name: Integrated Education Phase Two in Bandung, Indonesia

Host partners: Bandung Department of Education and Senior State High School 11 (SMAN 11) (Indonesia)

Singapore partner: Individual volunteers from Singapore’s education sector

Project aim: To enhance the professional expertise of teachers in Bandung.

Duration: 2015 - 2017

Outcomes: This project featured six specialist training workshops for local high school teachers that enhanced their abilities to explore different strategies for lesson planning and design. Our specialist volunteers trained a total of 138 participants. Those surveyed said they were able to apply creative approaches in their classes, better manage class dynamics, and research and design suitable teaching methods. As a result, their students were more appreciative, responsive, and motivated, with a higher level of confidence and improved attitude towards learning. 21 of these participants became Master Trainers and went on to train more educators. One teacher became a National Instructor and travelled to other provinces to share newfound knowledge and skills.