Surabaya, Indonesia

  • City population: 
  • City/Urban area: 
  • Population Density: 
    More than 500 inhabitants per km²
  • GDP - country: 
    $1,016 trillion
  • Average number of years of schooling: 

Vision and motivation

Surabaya’s vision is to become a smart, humane, progressive and environmentally friendly city’ that instils tradition and local culture into contemporary city life. The city seeks to provide its citizens with the tools to develop their reading skills, stimulate continued interest in learning and increase learning opportunities throughout the city.

Challenges and goals

Surabaya faces various challenges related to poverty, with more than 150,000 people in the city living below the poverty line. To achieve the goals, the city needs to improve the quality of human resources, promoting the citizen development, gender development, the environmental and, in generally, the living standard of the community

Plan and implementation

To further boost the city’s economy and promote lifelong learning, the Mayor of Surabaya has established several initiatives, including developing a stronger workforce to sustain the economy, and strengthening local cultural values within communities. An example of these initiatives is Kampung Pendidikan Kampunge Arek Surabaya (KP- KAS), an urban village with residents who have keen interest and awareness to grant children with comprehensive education so that they can gain knowledge and improve themselves in terms of spiritual, intellectual, social-emotional, and physical growth through an educative, safe, sound, comfortable, healthy, creative, and literate environment. 

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Mr Eri Cahyadi

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