Ancora Foundation is an Indonesian philanthropic organization founded by entrepreneur Gita Wirjawan with an overriding objective to light fire in the minds of Indonesians through education. Established in 2008 with a focus on providing advanced degree scholarships to Indonesia’s best and brightest students, Ancora Foundation's portfolios have expanded to include a critical selection of education-based programs, both in formal and non-formal settings.
Our initiatives are aimed to increasing access to education through scholarship management programs and improving quality of teachers by providing teachers training programs. Ancora Fellowship program had been the anchor of our Foundation during its early years. At the same time we also belive in investing in the key for quality education: teachers.
Starting in 2015, Ancora Foundation extends its activities to non-formal sectors with purpose to spread the education outside of formal school settings and increase the relevance of topics by speaking about emerging issues.
This focus also serves partners with customized sustainability program in the area of education that reflects partners’ specific needs and objectives, while at the same time accelerating the Foundation’s aspiration to bettering the lives of people in our communities.
We always believe that everyone should have equal right in getting proper education. We also believe that when you change someone’s life through education, you change a family’s, you change a community, and ultimately, the world. We do this by one step at a time, but one step EVERY TIME.
Focused on mobilizing support to expand access to those who needs it.
Pledged to empower and inspire people toward productive and meaningful life.
Dedicated to bettering the lives of people in our communities.