Capacity Building

We believe education is an integral part of human development. Lack of education causes many social and economic issues. We contribute our effort in the development of capacity building programs focusing on helping people to find long term solutions. Our aim is to assist in the transfer of knowledge to enable communities so that they may acquire new skills, have a better and sustainable living while creating a positive change for the environment.

The Darius Tobing Foundation, always engage in community capacity building programs. Our activities range from artisans training in using better techniques to providing sewing class for women in low income housing areas to organizing creative activities to children with special needs or building community composting training programs. We work in strategic partnerships with volunteers, local companies, and independent experts in various fields.

At the end of 2018 and beginning of 2019 we started a program with a group of women, some single parents looking to improve their home economy. They are part of "Economy Justice Indonesia" a program of the nuns of The Good Shepherd Sisters in Jakarta. The Darius Tobing Foundation working together with the nuns started a program under fair trade practices, teaching them to produce healthy, homemade jams, syrups and other homemade nostalgic treats. These women now become new addition artisans making home-made products at Paisley things as part of Ibu Ibu yang bikin program.

In 2019 the Darius Tobing Foundation also started a program to reused waste from hotel to help elderly people and women in need to have sustainable income. Fairmont Hotel provided raw material, ECOLAB provided training, the Church community provided workers and Paisley thing facilitate the marketing of the recycled produtcs from this program.

We also facilitate students from school/ universities with their learning on social resposibilities and community development. They come to us to learn about what we do and how we do what we do.

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Community composting training program

Helping local communities to start their composting program.

Marunda Women Empowerment

Marunda is a government housing project located in North Jakarta for people who otherwise would not afford a home. Our program is Empowering women of this community to develop their skills and to earn sustainable income.

Ibu-ibu yang bikin

Ibu ibu yang bikin is a program we started together with the women and single mothers teaching them to produce healthy, homemade jams, syrups and other homemade nostalgic treats.


Soap Recycling Program

We are working with Ecolab and Fairmont Hotel using used soaps from hotels, sanitized them and recycled as new products.


Singapore Students Story

National University of Singapore chose DTF to learn more about our program in supporting local artisans, maximizing their skills to make beautiful products and how practicing fair trade give positive impact to their lives.


Street Children

DTF donated color pencils, books, toys, posters and some materials to make capes for street children to wear. The aim is to let them know that they can also be hero in their community for doing good things.

Healthy Living

In most big cities like Jakarta and highly populated areas like in Java very often healthy living is considered to be a luxury. However, through our programs we learned that this is often caused by lack of proper basic health education. Our activities focus on simple health education program for disadvantage communities. We provide programs to show mothers how with little money they can feed their babies with healthy food. We provide reading glasses for elderly in villages so they can read and have better living activities. We donate time and materials providing fresh paint for orphanages houses.

Communities like orphanages, homes for the elderly, homes for disable people, village clinics for the poor, often in need of supplies. They need items such as diapers, towels, cleaning supplies and healthy food items. We work with local organizations or businesses to extend their charitable donations to those in need. Through us, items that otherwise be discarded can be re-purpose and provide a better living.

In Jakarta countless animals are born on the streets or are victims of abuse and abandonment. They are injured, ill, traumatized and are in need of love and care. We have program which aim to rescue injured and mistreated stray dogs and cats for rehabilitation and safe housing. Our hope these wonderful pets can be put up for adoption by loving and caring families. Darius Tobing Foundation is supporting the amazing people at Natha Satwa, as well as Ibu Pramitha and Ibu Indra Halim who are tireless and full of love taking care numbers of cats and dogs. We provide them with regular donations of cleaning supplies, and food for the cats and dogs.

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Cleaning supplies for those in need

The Darius Tobing Foundation and local businesses routinely distribute cleaning supplies to help different social organizations in need.

Health supplies for elderly and handicap communities.

The Darius Tobing Foundation and local generous manufacturer of health supplies routinely re-distributes health supplies such as diapers or gloves to help different social organizations in need.

Supplies for orphanages

The Darius Tobing Foundation routinely re-distributes donated food supplies or clothing materials to social organization communities to help them in their effort to help others.


Providing cleaning supplies to the animal shelters

Darius Tobing Foundation is supporting the amazing shelter such as Natha Satwa and individuals shelter such as Ibu Pramitha and Ibu Indra Halim who are tireless and full of love taking care numbers of cats and dogs. The foundation gives regular donations of cleaning supplies, and food for the cats and dogs.