Karang Agung Village, Sungai Lalan District

Musi Banyuasin

South Sumatera

Month Opened:
14 March 2016

TBI Faraday is located in Karang Agung village, Lalan district, Musi Banyuasin regency. Karang Agung village is the oldest village in Lalan district. Lalan district is the part of Musi Banyuasin regency with the capital city in Sekayu. Nevertheless, geographically, Lalan district (Karang Agung village) is more accessible through Palembang by water transportation and then continued by land. Up until now, there is no landline which is effective enough and possible to be accessed, what is more, during the condition of heavy rain. One of the way out is by sea/river.

To get to Karang Agung village, you can take a Speed (200 PK machine) from Ampera harbor with the mileage of around 4-5 hours under a normal condition. This wooden Speed can take up to 30 people with the cost of Rp. 150.000,- per person. This Speed only travels once a day which leaves around 12 in the afternoon from Palembang (Ampera) and at 04.00 in the morning from the hamlet to Palembang (Ampera), so it often loads more than its maximum limit of passengers when there are relatively many of them.

The majority of Karang Agung villagers work as daily labors in Palm Oil Companies around the village, farmers (land), and a few of them are traders. Their monthly income also depends heavily on their own yields. As a daily labor in the company, they only earn their salary depending on their individual HK or day of labor. They generally work for about 10 until 20 maximum days of labor per month. Nowadays, however, reductions of HK happen more and more often to the maximum of 15 HK per month. Consequently, they only earn Rp. 83.000 per HK. Regarding the level of education of the villagers, they are Junior High School graduates on average.

TBI Faraday is located in TPA Al-Alhidayah owned by one of the villagers in Karang Agung who is now also become the staff who manage the TBI. Mrs. Musrifah and Mr. Basri (husband) currently manage the TBI, with the same opening hour as the other TBIs, from 10.00-16.00. Sometimes the TBI opens until the evening as well, due to the high level of the children’s enthusiasm there. This TBI was officially opened on 1 March 2016.