Through MASAGI (Sundanese term literally means understand immediately after reading) local school students as well as housewives are encouraged to improve their reading and writing skills via an approach based on local culture and wisdom.
In addition, the Desa Ca’ang program also touches on the environmental protection aspect, which then later on synergized with the aim of increasing the welfare of both sub-districts. A number of activities are being carried out to raise awareness of the potential risk posed by the conversion of forests into plantation areas without sustainable management. A deep understanding of how important the conservation of the environment and the proper use of forests should be cultivated among people on a continuous basis.
Almost all the main objectives of this program have now been achieved since as many as 500 families are now enjoying electricity. The four pillars of this program, namely ca’ang listrikna (light of electricity), ca’ang pesakna (brighter future), ca’ang otakna (greater knowledge) and ca’ang alamna (nature’s light), have amalgamated into a light that illuminates the community by providing them with many positive improvements and changes.
Moreover, inclusiveness is also a central feature of this program. The system ensures that there is at least one person with disabilities out of the eight program beneficiaries. This shows, once again, how people like Mak Otoh can benefit from it.