Tell us about your partnerships
We are currently working in conjunction with the Department of Education and the SHECB. In each county/city there is a local SHECB that is responsible for developing the program in primary schools. The provincial SHECB has already facilitated the introduction of Dr. Walker to the local SHECB in one of the targeted cities. With coordination occurring from the provincial SHECB it is expected that the program will be received well from the beginning. We are also fostering the involvement of other key stakeholders including corporations, other NGOs, and international sources of funding.
Are you currently targeting other specific populations, locations, or markets for your innovation? If so, where and why?
The population of West Java is around 43 million and around 90% of them are from the Sundanese ethnic group. There are around 6 million primary school students. The first pilot program will be implemented in 4 schools in Banjar City and 4 schools in Kuningan County. The local government leaders in Kuningan and Banjar have given verbal committment to support 3H. Currently there is no plan to expand outside of West Java in the first five years. However it is expected that interest will be generated in the program for expansion into other provinces and funding can be sought in that case.
What type of operating environment and internal organizational factors make your innovation successful?
3H will focus on collaboration and intersectoral cooperation between the local and provincial levels of SHECB, the department of education, and other important stakeholders. Dr. Walker has spent the last nine years developing good working relationships working as a consultant with the department of education. He is frequently involved in public speaking engagements (using Indonesian language) in school environments and government meetings. The country director of PartnerAid International, Mr. Ageng, is a native Indonesian with an MBA from Germany. Both have a high appreciation of the local culture and will guide the implementation of 3H. PartnerAid International values the appreciation of the local culture and good working relationships as the keys to the sustainability of 3H.
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