After School Program (ASP) 2017

The Putera Sampoerna Foundation (PSF) - School Development Outreach (SDO) and PT HM Sampoerna Tbk. (HMS) believe that to create qualified future leaders, education needs to aim its attention at both academic and non-academic area. After School Program (ASP) -- a program that intends to support Agricultural Labor Practices to focus more on education-- is the program to achieve the intended objective. ASP is an effort to minimize children involvement in tobacco plantation during harvest period by providing meaningful extracurricular activities at school.

These extracurricular activities will be implemented intensively for twelve weeks in Lombok during harvest time (September-November 2017). All extracurricular activities are school-based, which mean that schools are expected to continue the extracurricular activities independently in the future by utilizing local resources and skills that have been developed throughout the program. Totally, there are 50 schools join this program; 14 schools batch 1, 14 schools batch 2, and 22 schools batch 3.

The program consists of these following activities: 1) Baseline study and coordination, 2) Workshop of developing extracurricular program, 3) Parents’ seminars to socialize the extracurricular program and the dangerous side of Green Tobacco Sickness (GTS) at each school, 4) Various extracurricular activities for students for example; Traditional Dance, Reciting Quran (Imtaq Program), Scouts, Qasidah/Rebana and Martial Art (Pencak Silat), 5) School management consultation for extracurricular activity program through coaching – mentoring, 6) Closing program, 7) Art Performance and Exhibition as the culmination activity – Festival Day, and 8) End-line study.

Considering several issues, for 2017, this program will use the following approaches;

  • Empower school batch 1 (year 2015) to organize the program, such as in doing baseline, conducting workshop for batch 3, parent seminar, coaching – mentoring, festival day, students’ performance day, and end-line study.
  • Strengthening the school creativity in designing the extracurricular program based on their skills, resources, and community support, especially for developing the traditional games.
  • Set the schedule of the program in-line with academic calendar and the school program/agenda. We don’t want to bother to school with new activity, but we try to develop and strengthen what already worked in each schools.
  • Collaborate with Education Department and team in each sub district in the targeted area to supervise the program.
  • Involve the program stakeholder in several activities of ASP to widening the concern of sustainability, such as Legislative Council, local NGO, Religious Ministry Department, Health Department, etc.
  • Build media campaign about the dangerous of GTS (Green Tobacco Sickness) and the children right through several ways; making poster, integrating the GTS and children right topic in each activities of ASP, publication through online and printed media.