Visit from APC
At the end of 2018, a group of like-minded NGO workers visited YUM’s projects in Cipanas, West Java. The study tour was organised by the Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC), a platform created for Asian philanthropists. The aim was to show these fellow practitioners a project that integrates education, health and community development activities based on the community’s actual needs. The activity started with an introduction session on YUM’s overall project activities by YUM’s Executive Director, Vanessa Reksodipoetro. The session then continued with the explanation about the day-to-day operations of the various projects by YUM’s Cipanas Project Manager, Samsul Maarif.
Two of YUM’s education projects that were presented were the Community Library and the Preschool. When the participants visited the community library, which is integrated with the preschool, the students welcomed them with Manuk Dadali dance and Garuda Pancasila song. Afterward, the participants had an interactive Q & A session with the librarian and preschool teachers.
A few months earlier, YUM’s preschool teachers also had an opportunity to do a one-week observation at SuryaKasih Preschool, which is run by one of APC’s members, Reachout Foundation. Our teachers learned many new things that could help them to increase and develop their teaching ability.
YUM values these types of partnerships with other organizations that have the same purpose to increase the quality of life of disadvantaged people. By learning from each other about each one’s best practices, we believe it will help us to improve our projects in the future.
Welcome dance by Pre-school students
Welcoming the APC's members
Interaction session with Ms. Agnes,YUM's librarian
Interaction with Ms. Desy, Pre-school teacher