DENPASAR, Bali (BPN) – Putera Sampoerna Foundation handed over the state high school SMAN 1 Kintamani to the Education, Youth and Sports Agency (Dikpora) of Bali on Wednesday (6/11/2021), which was marked by the submission of the school’s work plan and a placard to the Dikpora by Elan Merdy as Putera Sampoerna Foundation’s Senior Director, and Juliana, as the Head of Development and Program, to Dr. KN Boy Jayawibawa, Head of the Dikpora Bali.
The event which was also attended by Maureen Toh, the Director of UTSB (Usaha Tegas) online, and the Principal of SMAN 1 Kintamani, as well as teacher and student representatives, marked the end and the school’s achievements in the implementation of the Lighthouse School Program (LSP) since 2017.
“This handover can be interpreted as a new step for SMAN 1 Kintamani to continue to develop through other achievements so that the predicate of the lighthouse school would be more meaningful,” Elan Merdy said.
In addition to the handover, the event also presented interactive segments in the form of talk show and special segments that featured testimonials from representatives of students and teachers who participated expressing their gratitude to UTSB (Usaha Tegas), Putera Sampoerna Foundation, and the Education Office for initiating this program at SMAN 1 Kintamani.
“Looking at the school’s achievements, we realize that choosing SMAN 1 Kintamani is the right decision to help improve the quality of the school and the competence of the school community,” Maureen said.
After three years under the guidance of the Putera Sampoerna Foundation in implementing the Lighthouse School Program, SMAN 1 Kintamani managed to get through it well and earned the title of Lighthouse School.
The title implies a great responsibility as a superior school to be able to continue the practices that have been received during the program and is expected to continue to deliver its impact to more beneficiaries.
Lighthouse School is a holistic and intensive school quality improvement program to realize an accountable school management system, supported by qualified teachers, especially in the STEM & English fields by applying the best international learning practices.
Lighthouse School is a holistic and intensive school quality improvement program to create an accountable school management system, supported by qualified teachers, especially in the STEM & English fields by applying the best international learning practices.
This program aims to form a model school that is effective in creating quality graduates, who reach/exceed the National Education Standards so that they can become a reference for other schools.
“The LSP is a good program to improve education in Bali, especially in the Kintamani. I really support and thank Usaha Tegas and the Putera Sampoerna Foundation for implementing this program here,” said Dr. KN Boy Jayawibawa.
The program is expected to be able to accelerate the distribution of education quality improvement which will later produce strong human resources.