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.



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

Productive Garden Water Project Procurement

By jerrybrand,

The location of productive garden is higher than the location of spring. Therefore, to irrigate the water from spring to the garden, hydram technology is used under a consideration of low operation fund.
Installation steps of Hydram pump project;

  1. Measuring the distance between spring and productive garden.
  2. Measuring the elevation from spring and productive garden
  3. Pump installation, pipe installation and water tanks making.

Hydram pump installation project was started shortly after learning all the steps above. All these process invlolve local community (12 members of productive garden).
This hydram project can fulfill 0,5 acre of productive garden need. Aside from productive garden. TLM foundation also helps an Catholic primary school in Ngarukanoru by irrigate water to its garden .

Dam Making

Students help in collecting materials for dam

Supply tank for hydram project

Hydram pump installation

Making of water tank in productive garden area

Socialization of effectiveness of water using


Bak penampung yang sudah jadi dan siap pakai

Pemasangan Kerantapstand warga sekitar proyek air

Perawatan Rutin pompa hydrram oleh fasilitator desa

Pemanfaatan air untuk menyirami tanaman hortikultura


Village Forum in East Sumba Regency

By jerrybrand,

Enlightenment of “Village law number 6 year 2014 implementation” for village heads in East Sumba Regency

As a form of concern for village financial budget management that recently caused legal issues, TLM Foundation (TLM-GMIT) as a community empowerment institution, cooperated with NGO SADAR (Village and Budget School) from Kebumen, Central Java, Regional Government of East Sumba regency, that is village community empowerment agency of East Sumba regency is successfully conducted training and discussion on the implementation of Law number 6 year 2014 on Monday and Tuesday (27-28/November/2017) in Cendana Hotel Auditorium, Waingapu, East Sumba.

The opening ceremony that held in East Sumba regency was begun by singing “Indonesia Raya” together and followed by opening speech by TLM board chief, Yulius Riwu Kaho who said that,” TLM foundation that is a social foundation does not only serve social activity but also runs business units like BPR (Rural Bank), KSP (Saving and Loan Cooperative) and Consumer Cooperative that especially serve community economy empowerment to increase their living standard regardless tribe, religion and race. From the profit of these business units, TLM can serve several social activities like village advocacy/village heads mentoring, productive garden, scholarship, disability, and clean water program/WASH. This empowerment and mentoring are pure social activities of TLM that aim to help all of village heads who work in the village to have right understanding about village law number 6 year 2014 so that you can implement it well, especially in managing current village fund.” Said Riwu Kaho.

In this opportunity, head department of East Sumba village community empowerment agency, Yakobus Yiwa in his speech pointed out that he and his staff really appreciate TLM foundation which wants to assist them in giving enlightenment for village heads in their area as a form of care for East Sumba society in general and village heads in particular as they are the main performers of village law implementation. So he hopes that the village head can be more transparent and accountable in managing village fund.

The spokesperson of the training is Yusuf Murtiono of NGO SADAR, Kebumen, Central Java who has successfully fought for village rights through village school. The purpose of this training is to strengthen and improve the capacity of village heads in implementing law number 6 year 2014 on village and village fund management and also to socialize and form village government communication forum in East Sumba Regency.

The participants of the training and discussion were 184 village heads from invited villages (140 definitive villages and 44 prepared villages), but for the reason that this is the first time for this training to be conducted in East Sumba and difficulty in delivering invitation through phone for the village heads in countryside, there were only 137 village heads of 22 sub-districts in East Sumba regency who attended the training. By training 137 village head in East Sumba, TLM has successfully trained and mentored 297 village heads; 48 village heads from South Central Timor, 112 from Rote Ndao and 137 from East Sumba. TLM foundation hopes to keep maintain the cooperation with the regional government so that they can keep give trainings in other regencies to increase the understanding of village heads in managing village fund and to maximize the implementation of village development from planning to evaluation by decrease financial deviation practices that had happened before.

One of village heads who attended the training, Sony Tari Nalle, Metawai Atu village head said that he is so happy and grateful to TLM foundation for these two days of training where they got better understanding about the implementation of village law number 6 year 2014 and also it has opened their knowledge about right and authority of village head in managing village fund that always causes legal issue because the lack of understanding about applicable regulation.

In the end of the training, TLM and the village heads agreed to form FORKOMDES (Village communication forum) at East Sumba regency level with board composition as following; Jonison Lado Comerihi, Kadumbul village head as chief, Tanga Teul, Tamburi village head as secretary, and Marthen Umbu M. Natar, Matawai Amahu village head as treasurer. Thereafter, forum members chose 4 village heads from representative areas that were present at the moment as area coordinators to facilitate next trainings and discussions, where FORKOMDES core board will be trained by TLM staff with TOT (Training of Trainer) method, and then, they will be responsible to train other village heads in their area.