By jerrybrand,

Ferdinandus Lanang (37) usually called Adi, married to Ana Koa (37), an Elementary School teacher and blessed with two children (two boys). They live in Benlutu Village-South East Timor Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia.

Ferdinandus Lanang (37) usually called Adi, married to Ana Koa (37), an Elementary School teacher and blessed with two children (two boys). They live in Benlutu Village-South East Timor Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia.

In the midst of 2018, the village head appointed him to join the training to be the BUMDESA director. But because he just completed Senior High School, he admitted that he didn’t know how to work using Microsoft office or other computer programs.

He is very grateful for all the training and mentoring he got from TLM foundation and village government.

He learned a lot about product marketing systems, financial management, basic computers, community service management and Bee Accounting programs.

He learned a lot about product marketing systems, financial management, basic computers, community service management and Bee Accounting programs.

“Praise God, since I was given this opportunity to learn and to lead, now I can manage this community business and we can sell up things for IDR. 1.200,000 up to IDR. 3.000,000 per day and with a turnover of IDR. 25.000.000, – up to IDR. 30.000.000, – per month, “Adi said.

Adi also said, from managing the BUMDESA for more than a year, he is now able to send his older son to senior high school because of his regular income from BUMDESA each month.

He expects that in the future the business will continue to grow so that they can accommodate all the village potentials, including agricultural products and home industries that are developed for the welfare of the people of Benlutu village.

with thanks to the Australian NGO Cooperation Program

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By jerrybrand,

There were 52 new village officials from five villages in the Batu-Putih Subdistrict, South Central Timor Regency, attended the Technical Assistance and Capacity Building of Village Officials on Thursday (3/9/2020) last week.

The one-day Technical Assistance (BIMTEK) was held in the hall of the Batu Putih sub-district office as the collaboration of the sub-district government with Tanaoba Lais Manekat Foundation (YTLM), and invited village experts (TA) at the TTS Regency level as the main speaker.

Head of Batu Putih Subdistrict, Drs. Agustinus F.N. Mallo When giving a speech at the BIMTEK opening ceremony, he appreciated the TLM Foundation for being willing to cooperate several times to facilitate training activities in the region of Batu Putih area.

“On behalf of the community and government of Batu Putih sub-district, I would like to appreciate and thank Mr. Freand, in this case the TLM Foundation, which has been paying more attention to Batu Putih sub-district through training and other empowerment activities,” said the Camat, who is familiarly called Edy.

Furthermore, he mentioned the aim and objective of BIMTEK as an effort to increase the capacity of village officials who had just passed the selection so that they could properly understand their respective main duties and functions in running the wheels of government in the village so that real development goals could be achieved, which is improving the community welfare.

He also mentioned that the participants who attended were the village secretary, KAUR, KASIE and hamlet heads from five villages namely Benlutu, Oehela, Tupan, Oebobo and Hane villages. Meanwhile, the two other villages, Boentuka and Tuakole, are still in the process of inaugurating their village officials so the BIMTEK will be given when they are ready.

Mr. Edy the Camat also Expected that by having the new village officials, there will also be new positive energy in the village so that it becomes the strength to move forward in giving effective and efficient services to village communities, as well as minimizing fraud that often occur in village financial management.

The materials provided for the BIMTEK as technical provisions for village officials, were; The Main Function of Village Officials, Village Financial Management in accordance with Permendagri No. 20/2018, Village Development Planning and Budget Implementation Document Administration Simulation (DPA).

Mr. Freand Teddy Neno as one of the speakers for the activity representing the TLM Foundation when giving a speech expected that after returning, the participants could understand their duties and functions in accordance with the mandate of the applicable law.

“All of you are different from the previous village officials because you passed the selection stages, you were not chosen by the village heads, therefore the work standards set were higher so we hope that through this training and simulation of filling out the village book formats, you can better in preparing budget implementation documents effectively and efficiently, “said Mr. Freand expectantly.

Meanwhile, regarding the implementation of activities that involved many people during the Covid-19 pandemic, Mr. Freand stated that every activity held by TLM Foundation always applies the recommended health protocol.

“We always follow health protocols, TLM Foundation even in the couple months ago, allocated an amount of funds to provide five packages of PPE (personal protective equipment) for the five assisted sub-districts consisting of 2 hand washing tools, 1 thermo-scanner, and 1000 masks for every sub-district, including Batu Putih sub-district”, he said.

One of the training participants, Aplonia Maubanu, Head of Finance from Tupan Village, admitted that she was very happy to be able to take part in the BIMTEK when other villages had not received similar training so that this would be a provision for her and other village officials in carrying out their services in the village.

“I am grateful that I was just inaugurated but have been given this kind of training, especially on financial management based on the latest regulation of Permendagri 20, it is quite helpful for me in managing village finances,” said Aplonia. *Ona

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By jerrybrand,

Margarita Pu’ay (51) A cheerful lady, married to Ferdy Seran (55) since 2008, but they have no children. Her husband Ferdy works as a chainsaw operator in Kiubaat village-South East Timor Regency, East Nusa Tenggara Indonesia.

With makeshift skills, Margarita has been doing sewing business for years after marriage to earn money to help her husband meet their family needs.

Even though she is only completed Elementary School, she is willing to practice sewing and learn by herself (self-taught). Margarita admitted that her costumers are only Kiubaat people as in the village there only two tailors. She didn’t know how to work using sewing patterns especially overlock.

Margarita is very grateful for all the training and mentoring she got from TLM foundation and village government. She testified that since she joints the sewing training last November 2019, she is now more confident to accept various kinds of sewing orders.

She said she learned a lot about drawing patterns, operating overlock machines and many additional skills from the training. She proud that last Februari, Kiubaat village government trusted her to sew uniforms for all village officials.

“learned a lot of new things from this training because I had never learned or trained before. I learned by myself ” said Margarita.

She also said, from her sewing business with new skills she acquired from the training, she could earn IDR. 350.000 to IDR. 500.000 per month and she now able open a small kiosk near her family home.

She thanked TLM for the useful training and she expects that in the future if she is given an opportunity to learn more, she wanted to learn how to make men’s suit and trousers. *Ona

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