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Titian provides access better educational opportunities that will improve their knowledge and skills and improve their future. We are also working to improve the quality of Indonesia’s teachers and setting-up of Community Learning Centres to ensure traditional skills are retained and new ones learned. We are a professionally managed, voluntary organization governed by a Board of Trustees on a pro-bono basis and have the support of numerous professional volunteers.
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”
— William Butler Yeats
Our Scholarship Progamme offers scholarships for students from some of Indonesia’s poorest rural communities. It covers the full three-years of Senior High School, SMA (Public Senior High School) or SMK (Vocational School). The University Scholarship Programme that covers the first year of university education for those who are bright enough to have won places at university but cannot afford to attend.
Crucial to the success of any drive to improve Indonesia’s education system is the quality of its teachers. In 2007 Titian conducted a teacher training programme entitled ‘Excellence in Teaching and Learning’. In 2010, in partnership with ROTA, Vodafone, and the Ministry of National Education, we developed the Teacher Quality Improvement (TQ) programme for elementary and junior high schools’ teachers in Yogyakarta and Klaten.
Titian has set up Community Learning Centres (CLCs) to serve as a focal point for their communities to enhance their knowledge and skills and to broaden their horizons – no matter what their age. CLCs are also a place where members of the community can share their knowledge and skills. This is particularly important because it prevents Indonesia’s traditional skills from being lost.
Located in our Community Learning Centre in Bayat, Central Java, Rumah Titian serves as a gallery to display the work of Bayat artisan. Batik and ceramics designed and produced by Titian Foundation students and villagers in Bayat, central Java, are complemented by products from other NGOs focused on preserving the arts and crafts of Indonesia and encouraging community enterprise. All profits are donated to the Titian Foundation.
August 29th, 2019
The sun is scorching early in the morning and the village is already busy getting ready for a selamatan (ceremonial prayers) following the placing of the first stone, marking the start of construction of Titian’s new CLC – Community Learning Centre – in the hamlet of Rebuk 1 in...
July 15th, 2019
On Monday morning July 15th, 2019 at the Vice-Governor of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB)’s office, CEO and Founder of Titian Foundation (Titian) Ibu Lily Kasoem was received by Vice Governor Dr. Ir. Hj. Sitti Rohmi Djalilah, M.Pd. (Ibu Wagub). This was a continuation of the first meeting six months...
July 26th, 2019
It’s only been little over a month ago that our newest CLC in Lombok island just opened, but children...
July 20th, 2019
This has been a busy week for Ibu Lily Kasoem, CEO and Founder of Titian Foundation and yet the...