Gerakan Sekolah Menyenangkan (GSM)
Published in SR 2019
This initiative aims to help educators (school supervisors, principal, and teachers) in Tangerang District and South Tangerang City to improve their soft skills, as well as to transform schools into fun places to learn, gaining essential knowledge and life skills to nurture successful leaders and learners of tomorrow. In conclusion, GSM is focused on developing human resource which may foster trust between the society and Sinar Mas Land. This program has benefitted more than 1,000 educators from 293 schools in Tangerang District and South Tangerang City.
3 Main Activities in GSM’s implementation
- GSM Workshop
conducted by GSM’s founder with the aims to methods to implement the program introduce and familiarise educators with GSM’s
in their respective schools. GSM facilitators who are tasked to disseminate and socialise information about GSM to schools throughout Indonesia are then identified, assessed and selected by Sinar Mas Land.
- GSM Buddy School
GSM Buddy School is a benchmark model school on how to properly implement GSM. Educators from other schools are encouraged to visit the model school to observe and learn about GSM methods and process of implementation.
- GSM Methodology Dissemination
GSM is disseminated to various schools throughout Indonesia through selected GSM Facilitators trained by Sinar Mas Land. As aforementioned, GSM benefits four main stakeholder groups:
Our Challenges and Solution
- Unwillingness/resistance from educators (GSM main target audience) to change. Maintain good relationships with Education Authorities (organiser of public schools) and Ministry of Religion Office (organiser of madrasa education) to socialize GSM, and persuade them that GSM implementation can be the solution for existing educational problems.
- Limited resources and time to aid schools or madrasas in the implementation of GSM. Cooperate with university students who were on internship program in Sinar Mas Land. They will join the GSM assistance team to assist in the monitoring and observation of activities in school or madrasas. Direct monitoring and observation are performed throughout the year (3 visits per year)