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Inspiring a Brighter Future

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.

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Lighting a Fire

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire”

— William Butler Yeats

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Scholarship Programmes

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.

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Teacher Quality Improvement

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.

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Community Learning Centres

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.

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Rumah Titian

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.

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Featured News

July 15th, 2019

An Audience with West Nusa Tenggara Vice-Governor

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...

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August 29th, 2019

CLC Rembitan Groundbreaking

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...

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Recent News

February 16th, 2020

Ellen May: To Succeed is to Work Hard

Ellen May released various books about stocks and her books have become national best-selling books. Since the release of...

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February 15th, 2020

A Teacher That Students Missed

On Saturday, February 15th of 2020, a seminar with the theme of “A Teacher that Students Missed” was held...

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January 20th, 2020

Three Weeks That Empowered Me

It was so humid and blistering outside. Klaten was the hottest place I’ve ever visited in Indonesia—although probably it...

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