Yayasan Arsari Djojohadikusumo (YAD) implements education programs by providing scholarship, educational infrastructures and facilities as well as enhancing welfare of educators. YAD provides scholarships for elementary school, secondary school, and higher education students in various parts of Indonesia. Scholarships are provided through the requirements and conditions set by the foundation.
Concerning university students and professors, YAD gives priority to those in the humanities, such as archaeology, Indonesian history, Indonesian and Southeast Asian literature. These are fields of study that are generally overlooked by the government and other private institutions. As a result, prospective students may not consider this program of study to be as appealing as other programs.
YAD provides support for honorary (casual) elementary school teachers and still-capable retired lecturers / professors teach, or return to teaching at their own universities. In addition, YAD gives appreciation and provides support for university professors who teaches humanities – in particular archeology, Indonesian national history, Indonesian literature and local languages.
YAD provides support for the building and/or procurement of educational facilities ranging from pre-school (PAUD) to higher education, either with the foundation’s own resources or together with the foundation’s network of donors.
This includes the construction of new buildings and providing other facilities to underpin teaching and learning such as: libraries, computer laboratories, science labs and language laboratories.
To date, YAD has built a secondary school and senior high school building on the island of Nias with the help of donors from abroad and Mrs. Margaret Njoo. It also built a vocational school building in the middle of Tidar Kerinci Agung’s (TKA) palm oil plantation in South Solok, West Sumatra. This family foundation has also donated a building for the University of Gadjah Mada’s Faculty of the Humanities (the Margono Djojohadikusumo building) as well as supported the renovation of the Sumitro Djojohadikusumo building at the University of Indonesia, in Depok.
YAD also supported in the improvement of educational facilities at the Indonesian Military Academy in Magelang (AKMIL) by donating a computer lab, in addition to other IT equipment. YAD also assisted the renovation of the academy’s library, improving its marching band equipment and facilitating an extra daily meal for the cadets.