In the movement for educational reform, STI aims to play a role in advocating for the democratization of education, enriching the nation’s life, and advocating for equal educational opportunities for the nation’s future generations, both regular and those with special needs. A concrete step taken is the establishment of educational institutions for the future generation.
At STI, we operate by designing schools managed with a well-rounded system. This system allows for the integration of spiritual (soul), socio-emotional (heart), intellectual (mind), and kinesthetic (body) aspects in the growth of children. STI’s attention also extends to the issue of educational equality, so STI strives to make ideal education accessible to anyone. Therefore, STI is not only a quality school but also a quality school with affordable tuition fees. STI is built in three stages. The first is Sekolah Tunas Indonesia, referred to as STI-1. The second is Spectra Tunas Indonesia, established for Children with Special Needs (ABK), known as STI-2. The third is Sekolah Tunas Harapan (STH), an affordable school in Bekasi with cross-subsidized funding from STI.
At STI, educators advocate for the interests of students, whether paying or not, and consider their future, preparing their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being continuously. This reflection is manifested in concrete actions. Currently, STI provides scholarships for more than 60 children, solely to give them the opportunity to improve their fortunes.
Behind these efforts, we at STI believe that education occupies a vital position because only through education can high-quality human resources be created, forming the foundation for an intelligent, virtuous, and cultured nation, or in short, Intelligent with Character. That is STI’s grand mission, to make our students not only intelligent but also of good character. Based on this grand mission, STI also established STI-2 so that those in STI-1 develop their character and are accustomed to having high empathy for those with special needs, not limited to ABK in STI-2. However, there is one condition that must be met, namely that every educator must work hard to see and nurture the potentials of each student. This is not an easy task, as each student has different potentials, which are not actually formed solely through school education but primarily from the family.
In connection with this, STI specifically observes the phenomena that have occurred in modern families in Indonesia.