Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 1992
Yayasan Sultan Iskandar Muda
This description of Sofyan Tan's work was prepared when Sofyan Tan was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1992.
Dr. Sofyan Tan is helping his fellow Indonesians overcome the deep chasm of mutual misunderstanding and disrespect that separates citizens of Chinese descent from the indigenous majority. His model of integrated education, where children of various ethnic heritages learn together, is beginning to reduce the deep-seated discrimination that divides Indonesian society.
The New Idea
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