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
The tutoring session at the teacher's house
Learning math by using simple property
The tutoring session at school class room
Mrs. Fatonah with her student at reading session