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Literacy is the Answer

Being poor is no fun, but there is something much more unpleasant which is lack of knowledge. Moreover, poor knowledge could narrow the opportunities of many things. UNESCO on its website reveals that literacy can make humans more empowered, enabling them to participate in society and play a role in building a decent life. However, …

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Metamorphoself

Rise and shine! On this morning on October 18th, 2020, I am currently designing an eco-print veil. In this pandemic situation, I want to keep moving to save my future. The dream that I possess is the reason why I’m trying everything I can. Yes, even though at this moment, I haven’t felt that I’ve …

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Titian and Mental Health

Febriana Dwiyanti, better-known as ‘Mbak Ana’ by the Titianers (Titian scholarship recipients), is the main director for Titian Scholarship Programme. Aside from being a Programme Manager in Titian for approximately five years, Mbak Ana is still active involving in various activities related to psychology subject. Having a close relationship with Titianers, a friendly and warm …

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Coming of Age

To help teenagers, at least we have to understand their characteristics. In various literatures, adolescents are often described as the ones that have distinctive glow through their stares, as if all their curiosity shines from the look in their eyes. Then there’s a problem here: do all the adult figures around them have enough abilities …

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I’m Rich

We are the average of the five people we are with frequently. I always try to remember this quote from motivational speaker Jim Rohn. It makes sense. One of the people I often bother to talk to is my best friend, Mrs. Lily Kasoem. Mrs. Lily Kasoem is the founder of the well-known optical company …

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Titian’s COVID-19 Protocols: Keeping Everyone Safe

New foreign feelings, thoughts, and hurdles arise within us in the midst of the current pandemic. It is not just uncomfortable, it is also bizarre. The impact of the coronavirus has obviously affected many sectors. It has also affected how NGOs all around the world operate. Titian is no exception. However, as a committed educational …

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Titian Bayat and South Tangerang Send-Off 2020: Pursue Dreams, Build Meaning

Three years ago, Generation 10 of Bayat Titianers carried out an activity that was quite foreign to them: the Scholarship Orientation Period (often called MOB or ‘Masa Orientasi Beasiswa’ in Indonesian). At the same time, Titian opened scholarship opportunities for South Tangerang youngsters. They didn’t really understand what Titian was and didn’t really understand why …

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IKATIFO: Stay Connected, Far From Home

Sunday, May 31 of 2020 was a happy moment for us, because it was our day of HBH (an abbreviation of ‘Halal Bi Halal’, a term commonly used by Indonesian people to describe a gathering after the end of Ramadan month). HBH brought together the entire Titian family and the IKATIFO (Titian Foundation Alumni Association) …

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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 her books, many people have asked to be taught about stock market by her. Finally, Ellen conducted seminars and training, and now most people know Ellen May as an expert in the field of stock market. …

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A Teacher That Students Missed

On Saturday, February 15th of 2020, a seminar with the theme of “A Teacher that Students Missed” was held in Titian Kaliurang Community Learning Centre. This seminar was presented by Sapta Kurniawati whose mastering psychology studies. This seminar was inspired by some findings related to children who have lack of support and also lack of …

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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 was caused by the climate change—2019 was the second hottest year in history, according to NASA and NOAA scientists. While carrying a book, I stepped down onto the green grass, bare-foot; the grass covering the Titian’s …

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Old is Gold!

At times, the ‘lansia’ (senior age) phase of life becomes a source of fear for those who have retired. This period is often marked by a reduced working memory capacity, decreased physical functioning, decreased productivity, and also fewer interactions with others as their physical strength gradually becomes limited. In many cases, their children are the …

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