Education is important to improving a communities welfare. However, in East Nusa Tenggara, the percentage of school-aged children who are currently attending school is low. At the elementary level there is almost no difference between East Nusa Tenggara and the rest of Indonesia. However, at the junior high school level, East Nusa Tenggara’s attendance rate is only 56% while the national attendance rate is 71%. At the high-school level level, East Nusa Tenggara’s attendance rate is 38% while the national rate is 52%.
Due to the above problems, the TLM Foundation established a community and customer training program. .
The purpose of this program is to equip the community with practical materials in order to improve their standard of living. This program is implemented in TLM Foundation assisted villages (Kupang Regency, Rote Ndao Regency, TTS Regency and East Sumba Regency), and also KSP customers throughout branch offices (NTT, Central Sulawesi and Bali).
Theclient training program has been run since the year of 2013 as supporting component of the business credit program run by KSP TLM.
This program is a training program provided for the KSP TLM customers with following training materials:
- Balanced Nutrition - about the benefits of Moringa tree/ben oil tree for the health
- Saving - customers can understand the importance of saving
- Sanitation - hand washing steps.
On average, each year the TLM Foundation provides training to between 12,000-17,000 clients