USAID PRIORITAS is a five year USAID-funded project designed to improve access to quality education for children in Indonesia. USAID PRIORITAS is part of an agreement between the Governments of the United States of American and the Republic of Indonesia.

Ministry of Education and Culture Present Literacy Award to 19 USAID-Partner Districts

The Ministry of Education and Culture (MOEC) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) presented literacy awards to 19 districts for improving student literacy.

Award-Winning Schools Use Active Learning to Improve Education Quality

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Erin McKee and U.S. Consul General in Surabaya Heather Variava visited education institutions in Makassar and Maros, South Sulawesi

Creating a Model of a Madrasah

Akidin MPd, a math teacher at MTsN Tigaraksa, invited his Grade IX students to makes scale models of their madrasah in order to apply the concept of similarity in problem solving.

Photosynthesis Experiment: Counting Air Bubble

Students of Grade IX at SMPN 3 Cimahi, West Java, were asked to conduct an experiment on photosynthesis with the plant Hydrilla verticillata (10/10). This lesson aimed to teach students to observe the phenomenon of photosynthesis and present their observations.

Sharing inspirations and experiences forum for principals, teachers, supervisors, lectures, communities, and students in developing a successful school

Good Practices
  • District Commitment Results in PRIORITAS Literacy Award

    Monday, 05 June 2017 | 08:00 WIB
    One of the USAID PRIORITAS program goals is to improve reading skill and reading interest in schools. This directly supports Ministry of Education and Culture's School Literacy Movement program.
  • “Now I Can Read!”

    Thursday, 01 June 2017 | 08:00 WIB
    “Sekarang sa su bisa baca! Baru, sa su berani cerita depan sa pu teman-teman ee (Now I can read! I am also confident to tell stories in front of my friends)," said Agus Ainusi, a grade 2 student at SD Inpres 62 Gaya Baru.
  • Making Reading a 15 Minute Routine

    Monday, 29 May 2017 | 08:00 WIB
    Since the training and mentoring in using the leveled reading books, partner schools in Jayawijaya have implemented a program where everyone reads for 15 minutes in the morning.
  • Showcase for Papuan Students' 3 Rs Skills

    Thursday, 25 May 2017 | 08:15 WIB
    After two years of implementing the training and mentoring program for teachers in Papua, Yayasan Kristen Wamena (Wamena Christian Foundation - YKW) staged a showcase of the impact of the work of the second year of the USAID PRIORITAS program grant.
  • Bring Trainee Teachers Closer to Schools and Create a Literacy Program

    Monday, 22 May 2017 | 08:45 WIB
    In 2016, the Islamic Primary School Teacher Education (PGMI) program at UIN (State Islamic University) Sunan Ampel Surabaya (UINSA) started a program to bring trainee teachers closer to schools starting in their early semesters.
  • UNY Develops the USAID PRIORITAS Program

    Thursday, 18 May 2017 | 08:00 WIB
    USAID PRIORITAS, Yogyakarta State University (UNY), and several Teacher Training Institutes (TTIs), have worked together since 2013. The cooperation has been in the form of developing training modules and resource books to enrich lecture courses,...
  • Madrasah Becomes an Example to Others

    Monday, 15 May 2017 | 08:00 WIB
    Until early 2013, MTs AlMukhtariyah still used conventional teaching with students sitting in rows and teachers lecturing monotonously. The library was still far from a good standard. The environment tended not support an academic atmosphere and enjoyable learning.
  • Transparency and Accountability

    Thursday, 11 May 2017 | 08:15 WIB
    The scourge of bribery in schools has risen to prominence after 58 types of extortion were identified by a team investigating the issue. This has become a concern for the school administrators in collecting community funds to support the development of...
  • Village School with National Achievement

    Thursday, 11 May 2017 | 08:00 WIB
    SDN 2 Lembah Sabil primary school is 20 km from Blang Pidie’s city center in Aceh Barat Daya District. The school, located in the village of Menasah Sukon in Lembah Sabil subdistrict, was not well known and was not one of the District’s favorite schools...
  • Producing Creative Students Through Studying Indonesian

    Monday, 08 May 2017 | 08:15 WIB
    Ahmad Hanapiyah, a teacher at MTsN 2 Tangerang, when he teaches Indonesian language, helps his students not only to speak the language well, but aims to make them creative too. Here are some of the learning activities in...
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