We have built ten Community Learning Centres (CLCs) across Indonesia. We see CLCs as an important hub and place for members of the community to learn new skills and pass on traditional skills and knowledge to others to preserve them for future generations.
Our CLCs play an important community development role in the lesser developed communities in which they are located. Our CLC’s are sometimes the only facility the community has in the form of an open public community library and they also act as a place to conduct workshops and educational programmes that may benefit the community as a whole.
Running classes and workshops on a wide range of topics like hygiene and sanitation, literacy, sewing and embroidery, English and start-up entrepreneurship.
Facilitating the social work of ROTA and other volunteers in schools and communities and the social work of Titian Scholarship and Titian Scholarship Alumni Association (IKATIFO).
Develop projects and activities enabling teachers and students to use ICT for education, as well as to connect and work with other schools and communities.
We are currently in the process of building a Community Learning Centre in Pemenang, North Lombok. This project is being co-funded by Van Empel Goldman Foundation. We are pleased to invite you to collaborate with us to fulfill the remaining funds needed for the project. This new CLC will replace our current facility, which is still located within a school building. Please click here to support us to build Pemenang CLC.
Going forward, we wish to further expand the development of CLC’s in less developed communities by building more, and by increasing the facilities/resources of CLC’s we have already established. There are hundreds of underdeveloped villages and communities in Indonesia and we are actively seeking more partners interested in joining us as we strive to increase our efforts in this area. Click here to see how you can help.
CLC Bayat was inaugurated as part of the Titian office on 27 June 2013. It has quickly become popular with local children and adults alike, as well as being a resource for our scholarship students attending schools nearby.
Classes provided include literacy classes and basic/advanced use of computers. It’s not unusual to see children reading by themselves or playing educational games together.
President Jokowi’s 2015 Presidential Decree pinpointed certain regions in Indonesia as severely disadvantaged, and North Lombok and Central Lombok were among the 122 regencies identified. After a massive earthquake hit Lombok in 2018, Titian identified two villages that were in dire need of help: Pemenang in North Lombok and Rembitan in Central Lombok.
Community Learning and Development
Our Community Learning Centre in Pemenang places an emphasis on children’s activities to create an interest in learning among local children and also empowering the local community through developing organic products. The CLC is located inside a junior high school building in Pemenang. Titian’s Scholarship Programme is also offered from our CLC in Pemenang. Access to education in Lombok lags behind that in Java and this programme has been significantly oversubscribed. The Scholarship Programme in Lombok offers the same mentoring regiment as other centres, which includes regular counselling and capacity building activities, English lessons and social projects.
In the village of Rembitan, our CLC serves as a place offering activities that enable local residents to learn the art of weaving traditional designs (tenun) through cherished techniques inherited over generations. Functioning as a hub, the CLC also provides classes on literacy, language, computer, youth mentoring, sewing, hygiene and sanitation. Many of these programmes are sponsored by Soroptimist International (Jakarta Chapter).
Located at a junior high school of SMPN 2 Pemenang, in the Pemenang subdistrict of North Lombok regency is Titian newest CLC. A moderate sized room at the school became the new activity center for Titian programmes such as Scholarship and Community Development (Comdev) in North Lombok. This modest Community Learning Centre (CLC) is equipped with a library and computer facilities.
Pemenang is a young subdistrict in North Lombok that has just celebrated its first decade as a subdistrict. It was one of the severely most destructed areas during Lombok earthquake in 2018. The subdistrict become famous when Lalu Muhammad Zohri, a sprinter from Pemenang, won a gold medal at IAAF World U20 Championships.
A new, purpose-built CLC is now operating in Rembitan village, Central Lombok to empower the local community in one of Lombok’s most disadvantaged areas.
Rembitan is home to indigenous Sasak people where the popular tourist hamlet of Sade is located. With the presence of the newly constructed MotoGP Circuit in Mandalika, Rembitan is strategically located for more tourism opportunities. Titian will play its role in helping Rembitan to flourish as a hub for eco-tourism.