Thousands of Bank Mandiri Employees and Directors Take to the Classroom

Jakarta, October 16, 2014 – Bank Mandiri once again demonstrated its commitment to the development of education in Indonesia when the Bank’s directors and more than 1,050 staff members took to the classrooms in more 213 schools and 17 colleges in 42 cities around the country, including Merauke. A total of 31,950 students from elementary up to high school level, and 8,500 college students, benefitted from the program.

The teaching program, titled Mandiri Education, is part of a series of activities to mark the 16th anniversary of the establishment of the Bank. As part of the program, Bank Mandiri has also provided educational assistance to schools and colleges totaling Rp 2.552 billion.

Bank Mandiri CEO Budi G. Sadikin said the program was aimed at enriching the knowledge of students about banking, education and leadership.

“We have been carrying out teaching activities in schools and colleges since 2010. This is just one example of our seriousness about enhancing the knowledge and developing the characters of young people,” Budi said after delivering a lecture at the Bandung Telkom University on Thursday (16 Oct).

He said that the program, which involves the Bank’s entire senior management team, provided a highly effective means for sharing experiences with students, especially as regards the importance of science and creativity in harnessing market opportunities.

In addition to Mandiri Education, Bank Mandiri also runs a number of other programs to stimulate creativity among the younger generation, including Mandiri Young Entrepreneur (WMM), Mandiri Young Technopreneur, Mandiri Social Entrepreneur (WSM), WMM Goes to Pesantren, National Lecturer Series, WMM Workshops, and Financial Literacy and Mandiri Business Incubator (IBM).

“In this way, we want to help help forge a resilient younger generation that is capable of developing Indonesia’s economy in the future,” Budi explained.