TLM GMIT Foundation involves Regional Representative Board member in Training and Socialization of Village Law Number 6 Year 2014

By jerrybrand,

Increase The Capacity of Village Head in Managing Village Fund

In the last two years, Tanaoba Lais Manekat GMIT Foundation has been assisting and training village apparatus and community to increase their Village Law Number 6 Year 2014 implementation capacity and village fund management.

 TLM Foundation focuses more on village fund management where the amount of fund keep increasing every year and it can cause an opportunity for fraud to occur. The programs of TLM are village fund planning, implementation, supervision, one of them are BUMDES (Village-owned enterprise) forming.

 The program run by TLM to improve Village Apparatus and community’s capacity is training on Village Law Number 6 Year 2014 and forming FORKOMDES (Village Communication Forum) at Provincial and Regional level  as information sharing forum for village heads.

In Mei 2018, at the date of 2 to 9, TLM Foundation conducted training on village fund management and Village-owned enterprise (BUMDES) forming in 2 regencies, they are TTS; in 4 sub-districts (Central Amanuban, Central Molo, Batu Putih and South Amanuban), and Rote Ndao Regency in 3 sub-districts (Lobalain, Central rote and Southwest Rote). In this meeting, TLM Foundation involved member of Regional Representative Board, Abraham Paul Liyanto as the spokesman. Abraham Paul Liyanto is one of Senators and Politicians of East Nusa Tenggara who has been elected twice by NTT people as their representative for Republic of Indonesia Regional Representative Board.

As one of Regional Representative Board members, he regrets that fraud in managing village fund frequently occurs. It happens not just by the will of village head to steal people’s money, but because of the low quality of Human Resources that village apparatus have about implementation of Village Law Number 6 Year 2014 so the management of great village fund is not effective and efficient.

“from about 72.000 villages in Indonesia, 900 villages head are now in jail. This happened because they managed the fund that keeps increasing every year in wrong way. So if you ladies and gentlemen do not have enough knowledge, there is a chance you will end up like them.”Said Paul Liyanto.

Furthermore, Senator who familiarly greeted as Pak Abraham ini, in his capacity as “Ketua Pembina/Governing Board Chief” of TLM Foundation, persuaded all village heads and apparatus who were present in every meeting to support TLM Foundation current work program as a foundation’s concern for village government and community that are willing to learn to achieve their purpose that is the improvement of community’s welfare.

Abaraham Paul Liyanto also took time to visit some villages, met with village people and discussed and listened to their aspiration. Those village are TLM Foundation Assisted Village; Eno Nabuasa and Kiubaat in TTS, Maubesi,Lidamanu and Kolobolon in Rote Ndao. Those villages has been assisting by TLM Foundation with some community empowerment programs like Productive Garden, Water Project with hydram technology, Post-harvest food processing, and Home Industry.

Swengly Pello, Central Rote Sub-district Head, in his welcoming speech expressed his gratitude to TLM for contributing assistance in helping government, especially in his region.

“Training provided by TLM is a care that needs to be appreciated and thanked. It is really helpful for sub-district government, especially our area, Central Rote. It is not just productive garden we are taught but we are also trained about the application of Village Information System (SID), Village Finance System (SISKEUDES), Village Law, home industry, and sanitation where those program suit our programs.” Said The Sub-district head.

Kegiatan Yayasan TLM di fokuskan di dua desa yaitu Desa Maubesi dan Desa Lidamanu dengan program; Kebun Produktif, Pelatihan Undang-undang desa No.6 Tahun 2014, Pelatihan home industry dan bantuan fisik pembuatan irigasi dengan menggunakan teknology hydram.

TLM Foundation work focuses on two villages that are Maubesi and Lidamanu with program applied are; Productive Garden, Village Law Number 6 Year 2014 training, Home Industry, and physical assistance of irrigation establishment using hydram technology.

Furthermore, Pello hopes that TLM Foundation work programs, especially home industry, post-harvest food processing and sanitation are not only implied in village but also in sub-district area by involving all stakeholders like PKK (Welfare of Family Empowerment) and sanitation team can reach more people.

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.

SID (Village Information System) 3.04 Training in Rote Ndao Regency

By jerrybrand,

SID training was conducted by TLM foundation, cooperated with DPMB (Village Community Empowerment Agency) of Rote Ndao Regency. The purpose of this training is to teach the participant from each village in Rote Ndao Regency on how to operate web-based computer application called SID (Village Information System) version 3.04. This training was ran for 3 days from 26-28 of October 2017 in Ti’I Langga Auditorium, Rote Ndao Regency office complex.

First day of Training, 26 October 2017

The first day of training was opened by Ir. Untung, Assistant I of Rote Ndao Regional Government. Accompanied by an official from village community empowerment agency of Rote Ndao, Medi Pello. In his opening speech, Ir. Untung informed the participants about the importance of data for government policy-making. Because of that, Rote Ndao Government is thankful to TLM Foundation for giving training for village heads in Rote Ndao Regency which have 112 villages and they hope that SID application will be helpful for village government for logging village community and village administrative service.

First day training was attended by participant which most of them are computer operator from 3 sub-districts, that are: Lobalain Sub-district (19 people), Central Rote sub-district, (6 orang), Pantai Baru sub-district (19 people) and 10 people from other sub-districts.

Second day of Training, 27 October 2017

The second day of training was attended by participants form 3 sub-district, they are: Northwest Rote sub-district (38 people), East Rote sub-district (15 people), South Rote sub-district (17 people), and there were 4 people from 2 sub-district who did not attend the first day training. The training was started at 09.00 am to 05.00 pm. During the training, many of the participant asked about conditions or problems about village administration that they are facing. At the end of the training, the participants stated that SID program is very useful for them.

Third day of training, 28 October 2017

The third day of training was attended by representative of 3 sub-districts, they are; Northwest Rote (32 people), West Rote (7 people), and Landu Leko sub-district (12 people). Training started at 09.00 am and ended at 04.30 pm. In this training, many of participants asked questions about the condition of village community related to SID program implementation. Those questions were about how to log the data of villagers who have not had family cards and many more questions.

From the third day training, we can conclude that government officials in Rote Ndao have big interest in the application of information technology for community service as seen from total participants which is 90 out of 122 villages.




Forming of Village Communication Forum

By jerrybrand,

Yayasan Tanaoba Lais Manekat (YTLM) on 15-17 May 2017, conducting Training and Discussion of Implementation of Act number 6 of 2014 or known as the Village Law. The event was held in YTLM Hall Jl. Ahmad Yani no. 43 Oeba, inviting 36 village heads from 4 districts, each Kupang district, Rote Ndao, South Central Timor (TTS) and East Sumba. The event featured speakers Mr. Yusuf Murtiono, Chairman of the Presidium of the Kebumen Civil Society Forum (FORMASI) who has successfully implemented village assistance in various other areas of Indonesia through the Village School for People (SADAR). In addition to the village head, activities were also followed by village facilitators and TLM Foundation staff.

Training and Discussion Activities Implementation of Village Law aims to improve the capacity and capability of the apparatus in understanding the purpose of the Village Law and its supporting regulations, in order to be able to carry out development planning, budget planning until its implementation is participatory, democratic, transparent and has benefits for each village.

The village heads who were present greatly benefited from this training, through informant information as well as from discussions built amongst the village heads. They hope the same activities can be done on a regular basis.

To realize the above intentions, the village heads present felt it was necessary to establish a communications forum together as a forum for discussion and information sharing.

At the end of the session, the participants agreed to form an organization called Forum Communication of the Village Government of East Nusa Tenggara Province (NTT) or FORKOM NTT. Formation of the forum continues by selecting the Presidium Board with the composition: Samson Balukh, Head of Oematamboli Village, Rote Ndao Regency as Chairman of the Presidium; Jemmy Kapitan, Soba Village Chief, Kupang District as Secretary; Yohana Lailogo, TLM Foundation as deputy secretary; and Amatus Tateni, Head of Naip Village, TTS Regency as Treasurer.

In addition, coordinators in 3 regions were chosen: Watson Sodi Mbuik, Chief of Kolobolon Village, as Korote Rote Ndao Regency; Yorim Rensini, Head of Apren Village, as Kupang District Coordinator; and Jemi B.M. Benu, Head of Panite Village, as Korwil of TTS District. All the village heads present were the founders of the forum and at the same time being members. Other regional councils will be formed later.

The Presidium Council of FORKOM Desa Provinsi NTT is given the trust and duty to socialize the existence of forums in each district in order to get more support from the village government organizers and to build communications and coordination across districts so that the district policy that will be made for the village can be truly implemented and protect the village. TLM Foundation will also play a role in assisting this forum to enhance cooperation between villages and as a liaison with other competent parties for forum development. It is also stipulated that the management of the Presidium of FORKOM of the NTT Provincial Village is 3 years with the address of the secretariat while located at TLM Foundation Head Office Jl. Ahmad Yani no. 43 Oeba-Kupang. The FORKOM Presidium of the selected NTT Provincial Villages will hold a follow-up meeting in June to complement the completeness of the organization as well as to plan the activities and socialization.


Handover of the forkomdes document to the board of the NTT forkomdes by Mr. Rozali, President Director of TLM Foundation


Photo with the board of Forkomdes NTT with Mr. Yusuf, chairman of the FORMASI NGO


Speech from Mr. Rozali, President Director of TLM Foundation


Speech from NTT Forkomdes Chairman, Simsoni Balukh


Photo with the board of Forkomdes NTT with Mr. Rozali and Mr. Yusuf


Photos with participants Training and Discussion of Village Law with the board of Forkomdes NTT

Village Forum in Rote Ndao Regency

By jerrybrand,

in Rote Ndao Regency, Tanaoba Lais Manekat Foundation running the  Training and Discussion of The Implementation of Law Number 6 Year 2014 on Village and FORKOMDES at regency level for two days (28 – 29 September 2017), base upon coordination among : Rote Ndao Regency Government (Rote Ndao Village Community Empowerment Agency), TLM Foundation Kupang, SADAR Foundation and Village Government.

The activity held in Bumi Ti’i Langga Auditorium and attended by 112 village heads and village officials of 10 sub-districts with total participant 209 people. The forum was opened by Assistant I of Rote Ndao Regional Government, Mr. Ir Untung Harjito, represented The Regent of Rote Ndao, Mr. Drs. Leonard Haning, MM.

In his written speech, Haritjo said that village official should be fully ready to manage village fund for the interest of village community, build coordination with many parties and prepare village profile.

Village head of Oelunggu, Mr. Yonatah Tulle, SH admitted that the forum gives more erudution of how to manage village fund that has been problematic because the lack of knowledge on law and regulation. “we hope that this kind of discussion and training can be conducted continually in the future,” Said Tulle.

The Discussion and Training that ended in 29 September 2017 has successfully formed and stipulated organization structure of Rote Ndao Regency FORKOMDES by electing village heads/village officials with following structure:  Chief: Modosinal village head, Fendy Muda, Secretary: Maubesi village head, Firlot Pellokila and Treasurer: Daeurandale village head, Sepri Landuleko Sina. For regional coordinator, 10  village heads of 10 sub-districts in Rote Ndao Regency were elected.


Taking Photos together


Submission of Training Material by Mr. Rozali from TLM Foundation


Training Participants ask about the material submitted


Introduction of SID by Pak Ferdy of the TLM Foundation


With Assistant I Regional Secretary of Rote Ndao, Ir Harung Harjito