Inspiring a Brighter Future

Titian Foundation provides access to better educational opportunities for less fortunate Indonesians through the improvement of their education, knowledge and skills to offer them a brighter future. We are also working to improve the quality of Indonesia’s teachers and setting-up 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. We are independently audited by the international accounting firm PwC and are pleased to provide financial statements upon request.

Volunteer

Padang
  • CLC Padang opened in 2010
Tangerang Selatan
  • 2017 saw the opening of CLC Tangsel
  • Scholarship is offered
Jakarta
  • Titian’s Administrative Headquarters
Tasikmalaya
  • CLC Tasikmalaya opened in 2010
Gemawang
  • CLC Gemawang was handed over to local government in 2011
Kaliurang
  • CLC Kaliurang opened in 2018
Bayat
  • Three schools rebuilt in earthquake-hit Central Java in 2006
  • Scholarship Programme, launched in 2008
  • Bayat Community Learning Centre opened in 2013
  • Base for Teacher Quality Improvement Programme (TQI)
  • Base for the Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) Programme
Gunung Kidul
  • Since 2013, Titian has offered its Scholarship Programme here
Lombok
  • Support after the August 2018 earthquake
  • In 2019, the Titian Scholarship Programme was extended to Lombok
  • CLC Rembitan (under construction)
  • CLC Pemenang

Steady, Sustainable Growth

From its roots in Bayat, Central Java, Titian has grown to run projects and open Community Learning Centres in Padang, Sumatra, Tangerang, Semarang, and, in more recent months, Lombok to the east of Bali. Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, is Titian’s administrative HQ.

Jakarta
  • Titian’s Administrative Headquarters
Bayat
  • Three schools rebuilt in earthquake-hit Central Java in 2006
  • Scholarship Programme, launched in 2008
  • Bayat Community Learning Centre opened in 2013
  • Base for Teacher Quality Improvement Programme (TQI)
  • Base for the Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) Programme
Tasikmalaya
  • CLC Tasikmalaya opened in 2010
Padang
  • CLC Padang opened in 2010
Gemawang
  • CLC Gemawang was handed over to local government in 2011
Gunung Kidul
  • Since 2013, Titian has offered its Scholarship Programme here
Tangerang Selatan
  • 2017 saw the opening of CLC Tangsel
  • Scholarship is offered
Kaliurang
  • CLC Kaliurang opened in 2018
Lombok
  • Support after the August 2018 earthquake
  • In 2019, the Titian Scholarship Programme was extended to Lombok
  • CLC Rembitan (under construction)
  • CLC Pemenang

Our Programmes

Scholarships

Although Titian started by re-building earthquake damaged schools and moved into scholarships to put less fortunate youngsters through senior high school, this latter programme has been its most successful and long lasting. In 2011 a university scholarship programme was introduced.

Teacher Quality Improvement (TQI)

Titian’s TQI programme is designed to bring new and more effective teaching methods to Indonesia's schools. Teachers become more creative in their approach to the teaching and learning process and as a result it becomes more interesting and fun meaning that lessons are more easily understood by their students.

ICT for Education

Titian’s Information, Communication, Technology (ICT) Programme is designed to bring the technology of the 21st Century to Indonesia’s schools. The overall goal of this programme is to improve the quality of teaching, learning and administrative processes in the selected schools, through the provision of ICT infrastructure and related knowledge and skills.

Community Learning Centres (CLCs)

It was natural to turn our attention to the communities around the locations where we offered scholarships. Hence we developed the Titian Community Learning Centres. Places where all members of the community can learn new things and share their knowledge and skills with one another. Titian now has nine CLCs with one more under construction in Rembitan, southern Lombok.

Project Lombok

When massive earthquake hit Lombok in 2018, Lily Kasoem, Founder and CEO of Titian Foundation went straight to see first-hand the destruction that it had caused, and to see how Titian’s expertise could help. After getting involved in distributing urgent aid, Titian started to help communities get back on their feet by offering its Scholarship Programme and various Community Development Programmes at Pemenang in North Lombok and Rembitan in Central Lombok.

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Care.
Attention to Detail.
Sustainability.

Titian’s Guiding Principles

The way Titian runs its programmes is characterised by care, attention to detail and sustainability.

Titian’s ‘signature’ project management approach emphasises quality over quantity. Titian spends extra time recruiting the right students, community members and teachers, and providing them with the nurturing and support they need to ensure they make the most of the opportunities they are given.

All Scholarship students receive special lessons in life skills as well as counselling throughout their three years. For the Scholarship Programme, Titian has created a Titian alumni for graduates to keep in touch and provide encouragement and mentoring for current students.

Titian follows-up and monitors the operation and results of all its programmes in great detail to ensure donors get the best possible return on their investment.

Despite the intensity of this approach, Titian achieves a cost efficiency ratio of under 15% — significantly below that of our international counterparts.

Titian understands that educating youngsters brings greater wealth in the long term. Communities that are engaged in entrepreneurial ventures are self-sustaining. Budding entrepreneurs employ more people and create greater wealth.

The Key to Everything Titian Does is Sustainability.

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