“Education is the most powerful weapon that can be used to change the world” – Nelson Mandela
Archi has excellent programs in improving education standards through a multi-sectoral approach, including:
Archi provides educational support to communities around our mining area. Archi provides scholarships in the fields of Agriculture and Tourism in the Jiangshi Agri-Animal Husbandry in the PRC. At this institute, students will be trained in Mandarin in their first year so they can return to their homeland as translators for Mandarin-Indonesian.
In 2016, Archi sent 30 students to the Department of Agriculture and Tourism. In 2017, 36 students were sent to the Department of Food Preparation, International Business and Computer Engineering. Whereas for 2018, Archi sent 20 students to Taiwan Shoufu University majoring in Food Technology and Computer Science. Archi has also provided other international scholarships to two students at Drew University, USA majoring in Philosophy. Beside international scholarships, Archi has provided 44 scholarships for students studying at local universities in Manado, Tondano, and Jakarta.
Archi understands the importance of teachers as the spearhead and success factors in education. Archi provides training for teachers, in collaboration with the Center for Development and Empowerment of Educators and Educational Sciences (P4TK IPA) Bandung.
At the end of 2019, Archi is committed to train a minimum of 500 teachers. As the result of its program, one of the students of Batuputih Middle School, Anstasya Samanta Mende, won the Science Olympiad in North Sulawesi and was sent to the 17th Indonesian Science Olympiad in Padang, West Sumatra.
Archi sees the library not only as a center of knowledge, but also as a center for recreation and culture. Therefore, the library built by Archi in one of the mining villages has become not only as source of books, but also as a place to increase creativity, watch educational films and access the internet.
The world of modern education cannot be separated from computers and free access to information. Therefore, Archi contributes by providing 20 computers with Internet access for all children in 14 villages incorporated in this program.