An Early Start on Indonesia’s Human Capital Development

The following is a Jarkata Post opinion editorial written by Tanoto Foundation Board of Trustees member Belinda Tanoto, focusing on the importance of early childhood development for a nation like Indonesia that is presently ramping up efforts in fighting stunting.

Following its rebranding in 2018, the Tanoto Foundation now has a renewed focus on early childhood development as part of its programmes, which are now broadly covered under the following pillars: Developing Future Leaders; Building Learning Environments; and Supporting Medical Research.


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Nation-building Through Philanthropy

The personal experiences of Tanoto Foundation founder and successful entrepreneur, Sukanto Tanoto, have helped shaped the Foundation’s philanthropic approach. The combination of the challenges faced in his early years and later in his career has given him the belief that nation-building through philanthropy requires both the systematic creation of equitable access to educational opportunities and a sustained, collaborative, growth-minded approach to its implementation.

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Sukanto Tanoto Website

Sukanto Tanoto is a visionary entrepreneur and philanthropist. He is the Founder and Chairman of Royal Golden Eagle (RGE), which manages a global group of companies in resources manufacturing. Tanoto is also the co-founder of Tanoto Foundation, a philanthropy that aims to improve lives by alleviating poverty.