Inspirasi is an exciting concept of a very experienced team. It emerged from local and world-wide observations by educators, employers, researchers, parents and governments that there is a big disconnect between schools, universities and the workforce.
The challenge is even more stark in Indonesia where the education system here is not ranked high by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) PISA rankings.
The technological revolution we are seeing will clearly bring more challenges to emerging economies, like Indonesia. It will change the way we interact with each other. The way we live, work and educate our children and the way we hire people.
OECD estimates that over the next 10 to 20 years, “14 percent of jobs are at high risk of being fully automated, while another 32 percent at risk of significant change”.
With a growing, and progressive millennial parents asking for a totally new way of educating their children, and a forward thinking Indonesian government encouraging investments, we felt it is indeed time for the Inspirasi Schools to be established to provide the people of Indonesia with:
- A door to a new way of learning.
- A door to the life their parents imagined
- A door to a brilliant career and life-long learning.
It is time to democratise education and ensure no child has a limit put on his or her potential.
Jaspal Sidhu is a Singaporean. He is also the Founder of the SIS Group of Schools, Indonesia’s largest K-12 School Group. An expanding K-12 platform in the region, SIS is in a strategic partnership with the International Finance Co-operation (World Bank Group) to bring quality education to different income levels. SIS is also recognized for its several Public-Private Partnerships initiatives in Indonesia.
In London this year, SIS was awarded the prestigious Financial Times – International Finance Corporation (World Bank) global 2019 Transformational Award for its work and impact in the education sector aiming at the UN SDGs. SIS has in the past been in a partnership with a Strategic player and very recently with a private equity fund to build a regional Asian K-12 platform.
Jaspal speaks and moderates regularly in regional investment and education conferences including the IFC (World Bank) Education Conferences in San Francisco and Cape Town. He also sits on the Indonesia Economic Forum as an advisor. He has vast experience in the M&A field in the education sector.
Jaspal is also the Governing Council of the Singapore Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia. He has a degree in Civil and Structural Engineering and an MBA. He is also the amateur Stand-up comedy champion in Indonesia.
Jaspal’s mission is to make quality education accessible to different income levels. Inspirasi is his next dream.
What is the vision set for Inspirasi schools in the next 10 years?
Inspirasi is a new learning model for the 21st century — harnessing the latest technology, the newest research and the most progressive — and successful — teaching methods. We’re rebuilding what school means, from the ground up. Creating the only national curriculum, bilingual classrooms to offer academic excellence at affordable prices.
Indonesia depends on its people. And in a competitive, global economy, we need a well-educated workforce to grow and thrive. But there’s a challenge. In basic measures like reading and maths, our school system still has a long way to go. For our nation to advance, we need to act quickly.
Inspirasi is reinventing education. It’s a new learning model for the 21st century — harnessing the latest technology, the newest research and the most progressive — and successful — teaching methods. We’re rebuilding what “school” means, from the ground up. Creating the only national curriculum, bilingual classrooms to offer academic excellence at affordable prices.
We’re proud to inspire every student. To nurture each child’s imagination and gifts so they’re able to grow and excel. Rewarding curiosity. Unleashing creativity. Enabling every pupil to be the best they can be. Developing the leaders of tomorrow. And shaping a brighter future for us all.
Principle and Values
School helps us find answers to questions. The question we’re asking is: ‘How can Indonesia thrive in a global economy?’
Everything starts with our students. They hold the key to our future. Because only their talents will transform our fortunes. We depend on their gifts for our nation to flourish.
And we’ve got to inspire every young mind. We need to harness everyone’s ambition, imagination and intelligence — no matter which background they’re from.
Grades — and degrees — really matter. But we’re going to take things further still.
We’ll democratize the very best of education. Using disruptive ideas and progressive technology to rethink the way children learn.
We’ll work with the best local teachers and experts. Bringing parents on-board and inspiring communities to see our boldest hopes really can be achieved.
We’ll reimagine classrooms. From the lessons to the textbooks to the fabric of the buildings, we’ve started again, from the ground up.
Our aim? To show the world a new way of learning.
We’re not saying we’ve found all the answers. But we’re certain we’ve asked the right question.
Inspirasi teachers are special. They are constantly developing and upgrading their skills and knowledge to be best-in-class in their profession. They work with the community outside the classroom to build valuable partnerships. They always embrace fresh thinking, entertain new ideas and nurture future-ready skills for success in today’s uncertain world experience. They are local teachers with international standards.
Inspirasi students are keen independent learners with an intuitive interest in digital technology. They are not afraid to try new things and lean into project-based learning with energy and passion. At the same time they use social media to be an active force by using it to engage with their community. Inspirasi students strive to be flexible, collaborative and open minded as they work on the knowledge and skills they will need to one day take ownership of their own development.