Testimonials

Here we provide a few words from some of our scholarship students as well as teachers who have attended the TQI programme. They express the genuine enthusiasm that all those who come into contact with Titian exhibit, that providing a helping hand can be a rewarding experience for all.

Titian helped me to change my mindset that planning a future starts with doing simple things around us. We learned how to be disciplined and manage our time for school, organisation, studying, and playing.

Since the day I joined Titian until now, I have experienced a lot and received so much help. Through monthly gatherings, I learned and knew more about myself so I can assess my strengths and my weaknesses. Before, I was too shy to speak in front of people, but I became braver and more confident after I joined Titian.

Titian plays a great role in networking for an internship or a job. Talking from my own experience, I’m now working in the operational department of a sharia bank headquarters. I’m very grateful for Titian’s help to reach our dreams for a better future.
Galih Khori Aldino

Galih Khori Aldino

Generation 2

The TQI Training carried out by Titian Foundation is very distinct when compared to other training in which I have participated. I have been teaching for 21 years and have followed many training programmes. However, this time I was really impressed and gained many insights and great enlightenment.

TQI Training has opened new horizon in learning. It contains lots of knowledge that I have not obtained from any of the previous training. If given another chance, I would like to follow this training again. Move forward Titian!

Bapak Sutomo

SMP (Junior Secondary School) Depok

I was one of Titian Foundation’s students in my generation (First Generation of Titian) who had the lowest financial background, but I was still recognized and being taken care of by the foundation.

At Titian it feel like having a new family. I not only received the scholarship, but also the motivation to face the world after graduating from school. I was already used to the rigors of life as I had already taken over as head of the family when I was very young. Now, my goal is to be able to create some new jobs and employ people; it’s almost unbelievable considering that years ago I almost stopped going to junior high school. Now, I am working as a Quality Assurance in PT. Astra Otoparts and also working on a business. Hopefully, out of thousands of successes that can be achieved by the younger generation, one of them comes from the kids of Titian. Nothing is impossible when achieving your goals and success.
Mustofa

Mustofa

Generation 1

I got a lot of benefits from the TQI training, aside from improving my knowledge on pedagogy, social and other cognitive knowledge, it also enabled me to adapt my teaching techniques based on the needs of the children, so they can enjoy learning and get satisfactory academic results.

I hope there will be more of this training to come so that more teachers can participate and get the benefits.
Ibu Titik Nurhayati

Ibu Titik Nurhayati

SD (Primary School) Kasihan, Kulon Progo

The biggest change in me is my mindset and the way I think. Titian gave so much positive energy, that I’ve become an optimistic person in doing something.

Lot of activities in Titian forced me to deal with new things or new people, hence I became more knowledgeable as a result. The presence of guests and sponsors who are from different professions gave me a new perspective about job possibilities that I could take. In addition, Titian gave us soft skill education, that instilled in me better values and a stronger mental foundation.

After becoming an alumni, Titian still keeps an eye on us and remains open to help. I did a stint as an intern at Titian’s Jakarta office and now I’m a permanent member of staff in one of the top asset management firms in Jakarta.
Tri Widodo

Tri Widodo

Generation 3

After Vocational School (SMK) my parents expected me to work straight away. So, I never really thought of going to go to higher education.

Titian helped me to attend Vocational School and thanks to their support and mentoring activities, I was inspired to work hard and was rewarded with a scholarship to go to the Trisakti School of Management in Jakarta where I studied accounting (my favourite subject). The university has a close relationship with the big four accounting firms and now I’m working with one of them.

All Titian students are encouraged to dream big dreams and work hard to make them come true. Titian taught me greater self-confidence, allowing me to communicate with others and to work better either alone or within a team. It also taught me to be sensitive about what is happening around me, my community and my country. I would also like to help Titian to spread out its education activities in different areas so that higher education can be enjoyed by many more children from poor families. I want them to feel the way I feel now!
Susilo Prasetyo

Susilo Prasetyo

Generation 2

I don’t know what to say, really, this is astonishing training. I became more patient and more relaxed after following the TQI Training by Titian Foundation. From the pedagogy materials I also gained much new knowledge. We were introduced to many fun learning and teaching methods that I can apply in school.

We also practiced how to implement these new methods. If I may suggest, please give this opportunity to all the teachers in Yogyakarta and throughout Indonesia, so that our teachers become better. TQI’s contribution is, quite simply, enormous. A big salute for Titian.

Ibu Eny Karuniawati

SD (Primary School) Sampangan, Bantul

Three years being with Titian gave me many things in my life: knowledge, experience, and lessons which I would not be able to get elsewhere.

The scholarship given by the Titian Foundation is very meaningful for me and my family. Titian taught me that there a more important thing than wealth, which is life experience. Before I entered the world of Titian, I felt very inferior, even just for presenting in public, yet the foundation helped me to shape my character, build my self-esteem to perform, and dare to speak in front of other people. Titian also helped me to be brave in my dreams.

I was born in a village with a minimal knowledge and experience of life in general. With Titian, I felt very grateful that I had a chance to meet amazing and very kind-hearted people. Back in those days, even though they might not know me, every time I meet Ibu Lily, the sponsors, and the associates, I always felt an energy that made me enthusiastic and motivated to keep moving forward to my future. Titian will always be the bridge for my dreams and the second home for me; the home that always accepts me and teaches me good things in my life. I feel very thankful to the Titian Foundation which has given me the chance to join back in the foundation, and to guide the amazing children of the foundation’s scholarship students.
Lina Agustinningrum

Lina Agustinningrum

Generation 1

Titian really gave me guidance and direction. Titian taught me to plan and set targets that I have to achieve, which were foreign to me before I joined Titian.

Titian encouraged me to be enthusiastic and believe that economic limitations should not make us give up easily and succumb to the situation. I became more confident and could adapt well with people after I joined Titian.

The existence the alumni association is a helpful medium to maintain the ties and for sharing of information, including job vacancies. Through Titian’s network, I had a chance to do an internship at Heyokha Research Indonesia, where I realized that maintaining a network and communication are very important for our future career development, and now, I’m working at PT. Sucor Sekuritas as a tax accountant.
Hernando Pamardi

Hernando Pamardi

Generation 4

Before, I believed that after my completing grade 9, I would go to a vocational school and then go to find work in a factory. However, thanks to Titian, I studied at University of Diponegoro, one of Indonesia’s top universities, and now I work at Willis Towers Watson as Financial Officer.

Titian helped me financially with my studies, but more importantly it helped me to become more positive in my outlook, determined to work hard to fulfil my dreams. Titian has influenced many children like me living in the small villages around Bayat, central Java. Thanks to Titian we all have courage to speak of our dreams and to create a better future.

I know now that my only limits are those set by me. Everything is possible if I keep trying and make the most of the opportunities presented to me.
Ade Rizky Novitasari

Ade Rizky Novitasari

Generation 1

Not only did Titian give me a scholarship, but also helped and trained me to be a better person—a well-planned, disciplined and responsible person.

Every time I hear the name ‘Titian Foundation’, I always remember a proverb saying, ‘instead of giving a man a fish, teach him how to fish’. I feel that I got both from Titian. Not only did Titian give me a scholarship, but also helped and trained me to be a better person—a well-planned, disciplined, and responsible person. All of these traits I learned through mandatory activities conducted in Titian such as mentoring, monthly report writing, organizing gatherings and periodical evaluations to name a few. It indeed helped me a lot when I was doing my final project in college and I’m able to complete it exactly as I set in my timeline.

Titian has an amazing network with great people out there. I was one of them who felt the positive impact of Titian’s network. I hope many other Klaten children can experience the good effects of Titian programmes like me.
Shelvia Sandra Dewi

Shelvia Sandra Dewi

Generation 2