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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 25th, 2018
Titian newest CLC (CLC Kaliurang) is now open for public. Located at Kilometer 24 of Jalan Kaliurang, just a couple of minutes’ drives from the portal marking the entrance to tourist sector of Kaliurang. Mrs. Lily gave the opening remarks at the soft opening day on Saturday, August 25th,...
September 22nd, 2017
Ancora Foundation (Ancora) did a monitoring of five school beneficiaries of Teacher Quality Improvement (TQI) programme on September 18th to 20th, 2017, three months after the training was completed. Ancora wanted to hear directly from the beneficiaries – how the knowledge given in the training revolutionized their way of...
February 27th, 2019
One year has passed and with only three active women left – Mrs. Ratih, Mrs. Inung and Mrs. Rita...
February 2nd, 2019
From the 27th of January till the 1st of February I was able to have the immense privilege to...
January 19th, 2019
It seems that Lily Kasoem – Titian’s CEO and Founder – can’t just sit around when a disaster strike....