28 Prospective Employees of TLM GMIT Savings and Loan Cooperative are prepared with Child Protection Material

By jerrybrand,

28 prospective employees of TLM GMIT Saving and Loan Cooperative joined early training to become Account Officer (AO). They will be placing in KSP TLM branch offices that located in NTT, NTB and Central Sulawesi (Palu).

The participants in the training were recruited by Human Recourses Division of KSP TLM GMIT. The recruitment had been opened for young people in NTT since early January 2018 through some selection stages.

The recruitment will continue every business. The purpose of the recruitment is not just to fulfill institution need of staff but as a contribution from TLM GMIT in decreasing the amount of unemployment in NTT.  Until January 2018, total staffs of KSP TLM are 438 people and it will keep increasing.

Training section head, Jusuf Adoe, as main trainer of the training said that the training will last for 7 days, from 30 January to 08 February 2018. During the training, the participants were provided with some important materials such Introduction to Institution (TLM Group), Rules and Code of Conduct, Loan Manual of SeSaMa, and Future Saving Manual (Deposit). This training ended with a writing test. Whoever passes the test will be placed in branches to follow field training before starting contract period.

Jusuf explained that KSP TLM coordinates with TLM Foundation to give training related to Child Protection for the prospective. This is also a contribution from TLM to prevent and reduce child abuse that lately has been happening rampantly.

Shanty Penlaana Kock, one of the spokes person of the training stated that TLM is a social economy institution that have good partnership with foreign donors, is obligated to integrate each of its work program with donors’. One of the programs is children protection.

“the idea came from Uniting World. TLM cooperate with sponsor institutions that necessitate TLM as their partner to participate in child protection campaign. And I feel that it is really important for TLM staff because they meet and socialize with society, including children in field every day. So, by providing them adequate knowledge of child protection regulation, they will practice it in the field by themselves. Aside from that, we really hope that staff who already got the training will never practice child abuse whether in their work or in their daily life,” said Shanty.  

One of the prospective staff, Efraim Kadja Pau said that he is so happy with the training because they are prepared with some beneficial materials, not just work manual but also social material so they will be more ready to socialize with society.

“of course we are so happy with this training because we are taught how to protect children’s rights, to keep them away from many types of abuse, whether it is physical or physiological so they can freely play and study to grow as good nation’s next generation. So as a good staff, this material is a good provision for us to serve the public and also to protect ourselves and avoid child abuse in society,” said Efraim.  

Children Protection Training has been conducting since 2013. This training is for all KSP TLM and TLM foundation staff, whether old or new staff with a hope that whoever works in TLM can be the agent of children protection in public, started from their own family to help reducing child abuse that often occurs among society.



The Office of The Farmers is Their Farm…

By jerrybrand,

Nekmese village is one of 8 TLM Foundation assisted villages since 2017. This village is located in South Amarasi sub-district, Kupang Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Province. According to its eighth village head, Krisma J. Baok, Nekmese was formed from 4 kingdoms, they are Naet, Koro Oto, Tuamese and Timo Foasa that later agreed to establish a village in 1971, and they named the village Nekmese which in Timorese means “one heart”.

Since elected as village head in 2012, Krisma, a father of 3 children, through a cooperation with Regional Government and Private Institution, they have been focusing on establishing Nekmese infrastructures from scratch, until now there are education institutions from PAUD (preschool), PPA (Children Development Center), elementary school, Junior High School and even Senior High School. There are also 2 towers of telecommunication provider (Telkomsel and Indosat), road access to farms, road hardening, road concreting and road paving, 3 unit of water dams, agriculture irrigation, 30 units of residential house, livestock group for each sub-village, electricity for all villagers, and clean water program.

Within this last 2 years, Krisma focuses more on increasing  the income of villagers by implementing a program called “Village Garden of Eden”, initiated by Mayor of Kupang, Ayub Titu Eki. But to succeed this program, Krisma and his garden community feel the lack of knowledge in in technique of proper, modern and useful   horticultural plants cultivation. This makes him finally cooperate with TLM Foundation to rearrange, assist in learning of cultivation technique, irrigation technique (garden irrigation), supply quality seeds,  plants treatment, crop and process the yields.

Since the beginning of 2017, TLM Foundation placed a facilitator in Nekmese to assist garden community in transforming 1,5 acre of unproductive land  into organic productive land and later planted it with organic horticultural plants like cos lettuce, spinach, water spinach, broccoli, cabbage, red cabbage,   eggplant, bitter melon, tomato, green bean, long yard bean, red onion (Tuk-tuk), red chili,  cayenne pepper, green bell, purple yam, cucumber, peanut, lemongrass, basil, banana, papaya and dragon fruits.

Aside from that, TLM Foundation also facilitates the garden with pipes and water tanks to irrigate water form spring to garden to help plants watering. This cooperation brings satisfaction. The place that was a steep shrub is now a garden with many types of horticultural plants; it is green and a good looking view just like a Garden of Eden and it also brings additional income for community members and even those around who make the garden as a sample garden for them and a place to learn.

Until the end of 2017, garden community member have successfully made 80 billion from selling 3.5 tons of red onion, tomato, chili peppers, and other horticultural plants. While biennial and perennial plants like banana, papaya and dragon fruits are targeted to be harvested in 2018. Elifas Bano, community leader of garden in Nekmese said that he is so grateful that TLM Foundation and village government have helped his village so they can have regular income to fulfill their needs and more than that, they can pay for their children’s education. “we used to earn from selling coconut and banana only, now we also plant  vegetables, tomato, chili pepper, and other plants to sell”. Said Elifas.

In other opportunity, Village head of Nekmese, Krisma J.Baok expressed his happiness of the success. “The office of the farmers is their garden. That is why as a leader, I have prepared infrastructures like road access to the garden and water location. They just need to utilize it properly. Of course we are so happy with this success because our livelihood has increased. We also hope that other villagers who have not joined our garden community will join later and then form their community in each sub-village to create other Gardens of Eden outside Nekmese. If it happened, I am sure that village community will be more prosperous”. He said.

This is a concern of TLM as a social empowerment institution for community of NTT, especially village community so they can use their natural resources for a better life.


We are Happy to Shop

By jerrybrand,

In Christmas Time 2017 and New Year 2018, Tanaoba Lais Manekat (TLM Group), in this case, TLM Foundation and its Business Units; TLM Rural Bank, TLM Saving and Loan Cooperative and Consumer Cooperative held a Year Closing and Opening Service. After the service that conducted on 19 December 2017, TLM Group, represented by Manager Board of each unit symbolically gave 75 shopping vouchers worth Rp. 200.000,-/voucher to 75 children of 2 Christian Orphanages in Kupang, they are;  Petra-Fatufeto Christian Orphanage and GMIT 22 Orphanage.

TLM Group through its Transformation Division, cooperated with Subasuka Gallery Management to provide shopping voucher as Christmas gift for the orphans.  These vouchers were given to shop Christmas and New Year needs that they need, like clothes, pants, sandals, shoes. Some even bought school needs in Subasuka Gallery.  Aside from giving them shopping vouchers, TLM also facilitated them with transportation and staff to guide them while shopping.

Weltry,  one of the orphans from GMIT 221 Orphanage said that  she is so happy to shop, she can choose what to shop by herself because it is so rare for her. “we are so happy to shop with shopping voucher from TLM. Usually, we got clothes from people, now we buy them by ourselves. We picked them by ourselves. We are so happy. Thank you TLM for the Christmas gift”

TLM also contributed in helping the orphans by giving consumption money to each orphanage amounted to Rp. 200.000,- every week as additional budget to buy food for the children everday. This program is one of TLM social programs that have been running for a long time.

This program is an awareness of TLM for society of NTT as a socio-economic empowerment foundation, especially for orphans so they can feel and enjoy the joy of Christmas and New Year just like other children.

Productive Garden

By jerrybrand,

TLM foundation invited local community to transform 0.5 acre unproductive land into productive garden to be an additional income source for them as well as an sample for Nagarukanoru community. Productive garden in Ngarukanoru was named “Mondu Lambi” which means “fertile land” and has 9 family heads as members at the beginning but now there are only 5 family (10 people)

The productive garden begun to be processed since 2015 by planting onions, garlic, green beans, yardlong beans, cos lettuce, water spinach, chili, eggplant, cabbage and broccoli. They also raise some fruit plants like dragon fruits, Californian papaya and lady finger banana. All the plant were planted organically making them are safe to consume and good to sell.

Productive Garden Group Forming

Cleaning unproductive land

Furrows Making

Plant nursery

Planting horticultural plants using mulches

The watering of horticultural plants


Officials and Community Training on Village Establishment based on 2014 Village Law

By jerrybrand,

On 2015, Government declared a policy to establish nation from village and it is followed up by the published of Village Law Number 6 Year 2014. Villages are given autonomy to manage the establishment from planning to developing. Every year, Government provide village fund from APBN (Regional Revenues and Expenditures Budget). The management of the budget is the responsibility of village officials and village community. TLM Foundation takes part to improve the capacity of the officials and the community to implement village establishment.

The program is “Officials and Community Training about Village Establishment on the implementation of Village Law Number 6 Year 2014”.


Village Official Mentoring in making RKPDes & RPJMDes

Training of Community Participation in Village Establishment

Village law training for village official and community

Community Training of Village Establishment Plan