Established in 2008, Perkumpulan IOA aim to support education development in Indonesia. As a non-profit and independent organization,  we sincerely invite all  individuals and parties to work on our vision and missions in education.

We believe that teachers are the leading agents of change. However, they have to develop and improve  their skills and experience. They need support to innovate and make necessary changes. At the moment we are focusing on the development and improvement of elementary school teachers’ capacity because they have roles as founder and builder of basic skills and character of their students as the nation’s future.

The purpose of our education program is to build teachers’ dedication and skills. We conduct  a variety of training, both soft skills and hard skills needed such as Leadership, Creativity, Science and Mathematics. We have been working with several prominent education organizations  such as Masyarakat Pendidikan Sejati (MPS), South East Asian Ministries of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Qitep in Math, South East Asian Ministries of Education Organization (SEAMEO) Qitep in Science, Kelas Lentera Kuark, etc.


Our Story

Earliest, our association was named American Alumni for Education (AAE), formerly known as  Bay Club, founded by some Indonesian students who were studying in the United States, particularly in Bay Area, San Francisco. The Bay Club activities halted when the national crisis happened in 1997, but at the end of 2008 we transformed into AAE and focused on the contribution in the education sector. In  2011, AAE changed its name to IOA or Indonesian Overseas Alumni Association as an organization in order to become more efficient and grow bigger. And then in 2017, we changed our name to Perkumpulan IOA. Since then, we have tried to expand the access and encourage public participation in working on  the objectives of the organization.  Our organization  is widely open to anybody who has a commitment to support better education in the country. In 2012, we received a legal recognition from the Ministry of Justice and Human Right (Kementrian Hukum dan HAM) and started our legal standing as Association. Our association is  managed  professionally, transparently and fully run by individuals who have good credibility in their fields and supported by the Secretariat office led by an Executive Director  who work as full-timers.

We have two divisions:

Education :  Planning, executing, evaluating  education programs

Networking/Fundraising : Planning and running various fundraising programs such as golf tournaments, charity dinner, voucher for  donations, etc. as well as networking activities such as seminars, gathering, etc.