Oct 14, 2021

Progress on the farm since you donated

Fresh green salads harvested on the farm
Fresh green salads harvested on the farm

Dear friends of the farm, 

First of all, a big heartfelt appreciation for your generosity! 

In a matter of 2 months only, we have received 90 donations, and been supported by 2 fundraisers and 3 monthly donors! During the Little By Little campaign last month, this project ended up ranked #35 out of more than 5,000 projects! Our farmers are ecstatic with just how generous everyone has been.

And so the work begins...

Because we’ve raised more than $6,950, the first thing we have started to do is prepare for the organic certification that will enable us to offer our produce in more professional markets. We’ll keep you posted on this journey; we are aiming to obtain this certification by the beginning of 2022.

The farm also badly needed better irrigation so that when the rainy season starts, the vegetable beds won't be flooded. That's another thing that your donation is helping with right now!

But better yet, your support is keeping us going so we can continue to provide fresh, organic, nutrition-filled vegetables for our elderly and pregnant mothers. Every week, vegetables are distributed to those most in need in the community.

However, we’re not yet out of the woods - we still have another $29,000 to go in order to improve our production and operations so we can start seeing profits and long-term sustainability. If we can get there, it will be transformational for the farm!

This is where you come in...

Please keep us in mind when you are in conversation with your family and friends - every donation counts. We welcome all those who are willing to create a Fundraiser on our behalf - maybe you’re thinking of running a marathon like one of our fundraisers (Go Lily)! or celebrating a birthday? :)

We'll keep updating you, but please feel free to send us a message if you want to know more about our farm! You can reach us by email (organicfarm@yumindonesia.org) or DM us on Instagram.

End of the day at the farm
End of the day at the farm
Free vegetable baskets for the elderly
Free vegetable baskets for the elderly
Meet Oleh (right), our head of farm and Rokhani
Meet Oleh (right), our head of farm and Rokhani

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Aug 16, 2021

How your support has helped students like Fikri!

Meet Fikri, one of YUM's Tutoring participants
Meet Fikri, one of YUM's Tutoring participants

Hello friends!

I hope all is well with you and everyone you love.

With your generous support, the tutoring program has been running very well at our community library. One of the mothers recently told us about the impact the program has had on her son after only a few months enrolled in this program:

“My son, Fikri, is in 1st grade this year. Since day one, he has never been in the classroom and never even met his teacher. Because of the pandemic, all of his school activities are done from home. At the beginning of the semester, he could hardly hold and use a pencil. He also did not read or work on his school assignments because he thought the school was on holiday. I often found myself in desperation and the thought of discontinuing Fikri's school often crossed my mind. But since he enrolled at YUM's Tutoring program, he has shown a great interest in learning. Not only does he go for tutoring, but Fikri also enjoys his time at the library for the book collection and the outdoor activities. Thank you YUM, for facilitating the tutoring sessions and making sure that my child is in a safe environment. It truly has been a great help for parents like me. "

As you may have seen on the news, Indonesia is currently one of the countries with the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world. Therefore, the Indonesian Educational Ministry's plan to start face-to-face classes for the academic year of 2021/2022 was postponed. The government has launched an emergency imposition of restrictions on the community until further notice, depending on the decrease in the number of Covid cases in each region. Hence, YUM’s Community Library will continue to facilitate small group learning sessions for the students in the area. With your generous support, we wish to keep more students like Fikri motivated to learn.

In other news: YUM’s 2020 Annual Report has been published! Find out more about all our activities by going to YUM's 2020 Annual Report

Also, this year YUM is celebrating its 45th anniversary. Mrs. Ismana Haryono, a member of our Board of Supervisors, has been with us for more than 40 years. She shares her memories about the beginnings of YUM and her wish for YUM’s future. Please take a few minutes to watch the video at Reminiscing YUM's Beginnings: How it all started and the challenges faced

Last but not least, out of 400+ entries, YUM has been selected as a Finalist for the 2021 GlobalGiving Photo Contest!! Voting starts TODAY, Monday, August 16th, 2021 until Friday, August 20th. Please go and vote for our photo so we can get a chance to win up to $1,000 in support of our COVID-19 relief program. You can see our photo here: https://www.globalgiving.org/poll/vote/?pollOptionId=1534

Fikri and his mother in front of  YUM's Library
Fikri and his mother in front of YUM's Library
Miss Rusti teaching how to counting with finger
Miss Rusti teaching how to counting with finger
Free access to the library book collection
Free access to the library book collection
Tutoring session with Miss Ardha
Tutoring session with Miss Ardha
Tutoring session with Miss Rusti
Tutoring session with Miss Rusti
Aug 16, 2021

Your support has helped to reach more than 400 students!

Mrs. Iin with her student on reading session
Mrs. Iin with her student on reading session

The tutoring activities have been the highlight of YUM’s education program during the pandemic. The program focuses on helping students in early grades of primary school who struggle with reading, writing, and basic math. Since March 2020, schools have been closed and students in rural Indonesia can only communicate sporadically with their teachers and learn mostly on their own. 

Since the start of the program in July 2020, thanks to many different donors, this activity has been able to help more than 400 students. These numbers are possible because YUM is collaborating with 5 primary schools and 14 local teachers in our area of Cipanas, West Java. Due to the local schools’ enthusiasm for this program, the tutoring activity is considered as an after-school activity and scheduled after school hours. Tutoring takes place either in the school or at one of the teacher’s houses. Each group is divided into small learning groups consisting of a maximum of 10 students with 1 teacher. 

Let’s hear what Miss Fatonah said about this program. She is a teacher at SDN Cibadak and teaches the 1st grade class:

“In my opinion, the tutoring and remedial program held by YUM has been a great help for us. The 1st-grade students who have never been in the classroom and met with their class teacher before can now have the experience even though it is only in a small group and for a short time. Being in a small group makes it easier for me to be more focused on the student who is struggling with numbers and simple math. After two months of this program, I can proudly say that most of my students are able to do simple math when before this, they still found it hard to count after 100.”

Thanks to your support, YUM is able to give more children an opportunity to take part in this program. The program is now not only recognized as YUM’s program but is now a part of the wider community by our partnerships with schools in the area.

In other news: YUM’s 2020 Annual Report has been published! Find out more about all our activities by going to YUM 2020 Annual Report

Also, this year YUM is celebrating its 45th anniversary. Mrs. Ismana Haryono, a member of our Board of Supervisors, has been with us for more than 40 years. She shares her memories about the beginnings of YUM and her wish for YUM’s future. Please take a few minutes to watch the video at Reminiscing YUM's Beginnings: How it all started and the challenges faced

Last but not least, out of 400+ entries, YUM has been selected as a Finalist for the 2021 GlobalGiving Photo Contest!! Voting starts TODAY, Monday, August 16th, 2021 until Friday, August 20th. Please go and vote for our photo so we can get a chance to win up to $1,000 in support of our COVID-19 relief program. You can see our photo here: https://www.globalgiving.org/poll/vote/?pollOptionId=1534

In Mr. Arief's class everyone get turn to read
In Mr. Arief's class everyone get turn to read
The tutoring session at the teacher's  house
The tutoring session at the teacher's house
Learning math by using simple property
Learning math by using simple property
The tutoring session at school class room
The tutoring session at school class room
Mrs. Fatonah with her student at reading session
Mrs. Fatonah with her student at reading session
 
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