“As the British Ambassador to Indonesia, I am proud of the British Council’s endeavour in fostering UK-Indonesia collaborations through the education and English language sector. Our relationship is built on a foundation of shared values and interests, including democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. We are also committed to working together to address the global challenges of our time, and I am confident that the future of the UK-Indonesia relationship is bright,” stated Dominic Jermey.
As these projects have a significant impact on the development of education and English language teaching in Indonesia, the British Council in Indonesia deems it crucial to showcase the outcomes of both projects through a symbolic handover to the Indonesian Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology (MoECRT), while utilising the momentum of National Teacher’s Day in November.
The symbolic handover also provides an opportunity to strengthen the partnership between the British Council and the MoECRT in their shared commitment in advancing the quality of education in Indonesia.
Summer Xia, Country Director of British Council Indonesia and Southeast Asia Lead, is confident that the two important initiatives are going to deliver high-quality teacher training and innovative digital learning solutions that support the partnership between UK and Indonesian universities.
“Every child, regardless of their background or situation, should have access to high-quality education that prepares them for success in the 21st century.”
“The British Council’s GGP Teacher Training Grant is helping to ensure that Indonesian teachers have the skills and knowledge they need to teach effectively and inclusively in the classroom, while our UK-ID English Digital Innovation Grant will support the development and implementation of innovative digital professional development resources solutions that will enhance English teachers’ competency to advance the quality of education for all Indonesian students, especially through creative digital provisions.”
“We hope that with these initiatives, we can work even more closely with our Indonesian partners to build a more sustainable and inclusive future,” stated Summer Xia.
British Council Indonesia is committed to continuing to support the development of the education sector in Indonesia. This is also exhibited through a variety of other educational programmes that the British Council offers as provider of English language teaching and testing in Indonesia, such as teacher training and professional development courses.
British Council Indonesia also administers the IELTS test, the most popular English proficiency test in the world. British Council Indonesia believes that education is essential for individual and societal development as it can help to create a more prosperous and equitable future for Indonesia.