LAPIS Activity Launch

LAPIS Launch of PGMI, ELTIS and ELOIS

The launching ceremony of the three LAPIS consolidation activities: PGMI (Pendidikan Guru Madrasah Ibtidayah/Teacher Education for MI Teachers), ELTIS (English Language Training for Islamic Schools) and ELOIS (Equality of Learning Outcomes in Islamic Schools) was held on 15 August 2007 at the State Islamic Institute IAIN Sunan Ampel in Surabaya.

The IAIN Surabaya Rector, Prof. Dr H.M. Ridlwan Nasir, welcomed the guests, who included His Excellency, the Australian Ambassador to Indonesia, Mr Bill Farmer, A.O; Robert Kingham, the Director of LAPIS; Ms Priya Powell, First Secretary, Education, AusAID; Prof Dr Arief Furqon, representing the Secretary General of MORA, as well as Rectors and representatives from the participating Islamic universities.

After a presentation of books to the participating Islamic universities, Mr Bill Farmer banged a gong to formally launch the ELTIS, PGMI and ELOIS. Mr Farmer also visited the ELTIS and PGMI offices where he cut the top off a Tumpeng (Rice Cone) to signify the official opening of the offices.

Bill Farmer A.O, and Rectors from the participating Universities

LAPIS Activity Launch

Bill Farmer A.O, and Rectors from the participating Universities

Banging the gong to formally launch the programs

LAPIS Activity Launch

Banging the gong to formally launch the programs

Bill Farmer, A.O. presenting a Certificate of Thanks to IAIN Surabaya Rector, Prof. Dr. H.M. Ridlwan Nasir, for hosting PGMI and ELTIS programs.

LAPIS Activity Launch

Bill Farmer, A.O. presenting a Certificate of Thanks to IAIN Surabaya Rector, Prof. Dr. H.M. Ridlwan Nasir, for hosting PGMI and ELTIS programs.

Guests at the launch. From Left to Right: Geoffrey Crewes, CEO IALF; Charles Tapp, CO Cardno Acil; Denise Finney, ELTIS Director; Djoko Susanto, UIN Malang; Alex Gough (standing), Manager IALF Surabaya; A. Suhaenah Suparno, PGMI; Jeff Bost, ELTIS M&E Adviser; Caroline Bentley, ELTIS Team Leader.

LAPIS Activity Launch

Guests at the launch. From Left to Right: Geoffrey Crewes, CEO IALF; Charles Tapp, CO Cardno Acil; Denise Finney, ELTIS Director; Djoko Susanto, UIN Malang; Alex Gough (standing), Manager IALF Surabaya; A. Suhaenah Suparno, PGMI; Jeff Bost, ELTIS M&E Adviser; Caroline Bentley, ELTIS Team Leader.

Caroline Bentley, ELTIS Team Leader, showing Bill Farmer, A.O. and Surabaya Rector, Prof. Dr. H.M. Ridlwan Nasir, a photo display of ELTIS activities.

photo courtesy of the Jawa Pos

LAPIS Activity Launch

Caroline Bentley, ELTIS Team Leader, showing Bill Farmer, A.O. and Surabaya Rector, Prof. Dr. H.M. Ridlwan Nasir, a photo display of ELTIS activities.

Read the Jawa Pos report on the Launch Ceremony — Bahasa Indonesia.

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