M. Syafi'i Anwar

Ashoka Fellow
Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia
Fellow Since 2009

Citation

This profile was prepared when M. Syafi'i Anwar was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2009.
Introduction
M. Syafi’i Anwar is reforming pesantren (Islamic boarding schools) that have come under the control of fundamentalist groups. He is rebuilding the traditional capacity of Islamic boarding schools as respected, community-oriented educational institutions by introducing distance learning that integrates religious schooling with practical skills and is customized for local economic, social, and religious needs.
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