The essence of education is never a short-lived matter. From the preparation it takes to build a smart generation readily to bring change, to the chance for the youth to actually apply their knowledge, the Intiland Foundation makes sure that it contributes significantly to this cycle. The attention it bestows then does not only fall on the tertiary level education, but instead the foundation also focuses on the elementary schools which build the blocks of good human resources.
Throughout the year 2012, this concern on quality education has been demonstrated by the Intiland Foundation through a range of activities. Hosting collegiate field trips is one of the several regular events taking place annually. January 5, 2012 saw Intiland Tower Jakarta welcome 60 students of Faculty of Technology, Haluoleo University from Kendari, South Sulawesi. Their visit was to gain some insights on building designs, architecture, and peripheral supports. Another trip was undertaken by 61 students from Faculty of Technology, Tadulako University from Palu, Central Sulawesi, to Regatta Apartment in North Jakarta on March 10, 2012. Six days afterwards, six students from Bina Nusantara University, Jakarta held surveys and observations at Intiland Tower Jakarta for their academic thesis.
University of Indonesia, one of the top-ranking institutions in Southeast Asia, also twice visited the Intiland Tower Jakarta on March 19 and April 26, 2012 for further studies and researches. Collaborations between Intiland and the universities also extend to event sponsors and internship. On June 7, 2012, the Company supported the Faculty of Architecture of Institute of Technology Bandung (ITB) in organizing the fourth Artepolis (International Architecture Conference), themed “Connectivity and the Making of Place: Living Smart by Design”.
Later in September, Intiland went to ITB to discuss possible partnership in the future. As a realization of Intiland’s concern with education, the Company on Monday, November 26, 2012 sent one of the project leaders as a guest lecturer in Architecture Study at Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). Themed ‘From Vision to Reality’, Chandra Makmoen, the project director of the South Quarter business district shared his experience in the presence of more than 70 undergraduate and postgraduate students.
On a different note, the Company welcomed aboard interns from UIN Sunan Gunung Djati, Bandung, for a two-month program (June 18 to August 14, 2012) as part of their final thesis requirements.
Other programs the Intiland Foundation materialized in 2012 include scholarship grants and book donations. May 2012 saw the Company give scholarships to employee’s high-ranking children from the elementary school level to higher education. Happening in the month of May as well was the Serenia Hills project supporting the Sangga Buana Foundation through educational book donation for children aged five to 12. Social and environmental figure Bang Idin received the books on behalf of the foundation. Last but not least, Intiland Tower Jakarta had the pleasure of hosting 30 members of Indonesian Institute of Architects during their visit on October 27, 2012.