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    Indonesia—Improving Early Childhood Education Through Tiered Teacher Training

    Friday, Nov 9, 2018

    Indonesia—Improving Early Childhood Education Through Tiered Teacher Training

     

    Early childhood education and development (ECED) is crucial to Indonesia’s long-term success—ages 0-6 are considered the golden years of child growth. Indonesia is rapidly expanding its ECED centers across the country. However, teacher competence is a major challenge for these facilities.

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    Innovation from Villagers for Village Development

    Wednesday, Apr 18, 2018

    Bursa Inovasi Desa in Halmahera Utara

    To accelerate village development and the efficient and more innovative use of village funds, the Ministry of Villages, Development of Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration promoted Gerakan Inovasi Desa at the Bursa Inovasi Desa (BID) in North Halmahera District at the end of 2017 as part of the soft launch of Program Inovasi Desa or Village Innovation Program (VIP).

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    Housing for Indigenous People

    Thursday, Sep 21, 2017

    Housing for Indigenous People

    In the village of Loloan, in North Lombok, the village government has used village funds to revitalize housing for indigenous people in two hamlets, Tanah Petak Daya and Lobang Kodek. By providing these funds, the village government aims to improve the quality of life of members of the indigenous community.

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    Building the Capacities of an Early Childhood Education Teacher to Meet the Needs of the Community’s Children

    Thursday, Jun 1, 2017

    Building the Capacities of an Early Childhood Education Teacher to Meet the Needs of the Community’s Children

    Dini Ruhiyatun is the only teacher at the Seroja Indah Early Childhood Education Center (PAUD) in the hamlet of Lendang Terong, in Barabali Village, Central Lombok. The PAUD, which has more than 20 students, had no permanent location until recently. In 2016, members of the community lobbied the village government to build a multi-function hall using Rp 60 million (US$4,450) in village funds.

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    A Village Community Website Promotes Open Government, Participation and Transparency

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    A Village Community Website Promotes Open Government, Participation and Transparency
    Barabali Village Secretary is accessing the Barabali Village Website to check on updates submitted by the community to the village government (Photo: Fauzan Ijazah)
    Two years ago, members of the community in the village of Barabali, Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, had little opportunity to communicate directly with village government officials. In theory, they could submit their opinions, suggestions, recommendations and criticisms to their hamlet chief, who promised to pass these on to higher-level members of the village government. However, there was usually no direct feedback on this input, so the people had no idea whether it had any impact on how village programs were implemented or whether they had taken their needs into account.

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    Village Fund for Infrastructure

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017

    Village Fund for Infrastructure

    In the village of Pejanggik, in Central Lombok, the village government has used village funds to pave a dirt road to provide access to the markets in all weather conditions for villagers in three hamlets.

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    Clean Water for All

    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Clean Water for All
    (Photo: Fauzan Ijazah)

     

    In 2015 and 2016, in the village of Rempek, North Lombok, to ensure the availability of clean water for the community’s daily activities, the village government allocated village funds to maintain and replace water pipes managed by the Village Municipal Water Corporation. The pipes had been installed in the late 1980s to provide coverage to 16 hamlets in a mountainous area covering a total of 38,000 km2. Before the installation of the pipes, community members had to walk up to 1.5 km from their homes to the nearest reservoir to collect water.

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    Taking Care of Our Parents

    Friday, May 26, 2017

    Taking Care of Our Parents

    In the village of Pejanggik, in Central Lombok, the village government has used village funds to provide vitamins and regular twice-yearly medical checkups for older members of the community who are not covered by Indonesia’s health insurance program for the poor and near-poor. Last year, 1,200 elderly people joined the program, of whom only around 300 were covered by the national insurance program.

     

    (Foto: Fauzan Ijazah)

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    Weaving Thread

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    Weaving Thread

    In the village of Loloan, in North Lombok, the village government has allocated Rp 6 million in village funds to provide thread to 10 weavers in the community to increase their working capital. Early this year, the village government provided additional funds to facilitate the purchase of weaving equipment and to pay a senior weaver from the community to conduct training.

     

    (Foto: Fauzan Ijazah)

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    Village Community Participation for Convenient Maternal Healthcare Services

    Monday, May 22, 2017

    Village Community Participation for Convenient Maternal Healthcare Services
    (Photo: Fauzan Ijazah)