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Nov 9, 2018

An unfortunate situation

Therapy session 1
Therapy session 1

Dear GlobalGiving donors,

Sadly, I am off from my studies due to an accident, as I mentioned in my last letter I have had a small accident and my hip was injured which was incredibly painful and affected my being able to walk. I thought the pain would be temporary and that my hip would heal naturally in a few days, but sadly that is not the case. For almost two months, it has been very difficult for me to move and has been so painful I haven’t been able to doing anything much less work or study. The doctor prescribed me bed rest and to go to a physiotherapist twice a week which I have been doing.

Unfortunately, it has forced me to take leave from work as well as stop my studies for the moment. I was not able to undertake the midterm and final test, therefor this means that all of my work during that semester has not counted towards my final grade as I didn’t complete the necessary assessments. I also have had to take leave for one full semester to focus on my recovery.

Last week I started working part time again, I spent a few hours in the office. My hip still hurts if I sit or walk for too long but I am able to monitor this. If the pain gets too much for me, I rest it by lying down. Luckily for me, my office has a room with a bed and my colleagues have been very patient and caring towards my health. Now, I only see my physiotherapist once a week and take less medication than I used to which I am overjoyed about. I really want to get my hip healed soon and start doing my normal routine again and I am very excited to get back into my studies.

That is all from me now; if everything is all right with me in February I will be able to catch up with my studies again which I look forward to.

 

Regards,

Paridi

Therapy session 2
Therapy session 2
Nov 8, 2018

First distribution of aid and basic needs

Children of Donggala
Children of Donggala

The Palu & Donggala Relief project was initiated by Yayasan Usaha Mulia's board member, Mrs. Farah Diba Agustin, who felt compelled to help the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami and volunteered to go herself to Palu and Donggala. After setting up a team of 5 people and receiving an initial funding of $5,000 from friends and organisations around the world (Susila Dharma organisations and individual donors), the team started collecting data on where the assistance was most needed. The team also started purchasing basic necessities and medicines for the disaster victims. Thanks to Mrs. Agustin's close connections with the local government, many of the boxes of supplies were sent in military planes straight to Palu.

On the first day of the team's arrival, they visited several of the affected areas. One of these is the neighborhood of Balaroa where some 1,747 houses were swallowed up when the earthquake caused the soil to liquefy in an area of 47.8 hectares. Another affected area is Talise Beach where the tsunami of 2.5 meters struck the area during the annual Palu Nomoni festival. That evening, the team together with local volunteers started preparing the food packages that were to be distributed to different villages during their 6-day trip.

Altogether, the team visited 7 shelters and distributed close to 1,000 aid packages comprising ready-to-eat nutritious food, rice, water, medicine and basic health equipment. Whenever possible, the team also spent time with the community, especially the children, to help with simple trauma healing activities.

Thanks to GlobalGiving's generous donation, we have received funding to continue distributing basic needs for the next two months. However, your help is still very much needed! The aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami will affect these people for many more months to come, possibly years. Besides basic needs, they will need trauma healing sessions and that is where your help is most needed. Hopefully we can count on you to continue supporting the people of Palu & Donggala.

Preparing food packages with local volunteers
Preparing food packages with local volunteers
Arriving with trucks of supplies to distribute
Arriving with trucks of supplies to distribute
Distributing food, water, medicine, etc
Distributing food, water, medicine, etc
Doing activities with children in shelters
Doing activities with children in shelters
Nov 8, 2018

Parent's class & Digital Marketing Workshop

The trainer explaining how to make a blog
The trainer explaining how to make a blog

In the last few months, in addition to the regular computer class, YUM-VTC held two special technical classes. First is a free Internet class for adults/parents, this is a pilot project initiated by one of our donors, Mr. Don Hall from the Priscilla Hall Memorial Foundation. In the morning, the computer room is normally empty and at the same time, the parents of YUM Pre-school students are in the area. We realize their limitation when it comes to technology, meanwhile they want to support their child’s development and education in this challenging digital era. Therefore, running an Internet class for them to upskill would not only benefit the children but also give the adults extra skills and development opportunities.

The other special class is Digital Marketing and Entrepreneurship training with YoExplore. They are a community based online marketplace for people to list and book unique travelling experience designed and/or delivered by locals. They use an online platform to reach a global market and contribute a positive social impact for local communities together with global travelers. For three days, the trainers delivered essential information and knowledge about promoting a brand using digital and social media. The materials were given to the class by using methods of interactive videos and presentations. Everyone was very curious and enthusiastic to understand what was delivered in this training, which was not only enjoyed by the VTC students but also by YUM’s staff.

 Parent & student testimony

“I was so delighted when YUM selected me as one of the participants for this training. The knowledge that I have now is very valuable; it makes me more confident to start my own business as soon as I graduate from school. “ Reza, High School student

“It has been so long since I have used a computer. Now, not only do I get better in using technology and support my child but I can make an email and Facebook account too. I enjoyed myself so much while I am in the classroom.” Tita, YUM Pre-school student parent.

With your incredible support, YUM is able to provide regular computer maintenance, stable internet connection and qualifiedtutors. These facilities enable us to run training and workshops that enrich the participant's skill. We hope that in the future this will assist them in obtaining work.

Thank you GlobalGiving donors.

Mr. Ryan help the mother to connect with internet
Mr. Ryan help the mother to connect with internet
Learning to make Facebook account
Learning to make Facebook account
Our project manager giving a brief for the parents
Our project manager giving a brief for the parents
VTC students at Digital Marketing workshop
VTC students at Digital Marketing workshop
VTC students with Miss Sari, YoExplore's trainer
VTC students with Miss Sari, YoExplore's trainer
 
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