Feb 7, 2020

My Unexpected Holiday Experience and More

My Family and I traveled with train
My Family and I traveled with train

Dear GlobalGiving Donors,

Happy new year! I sincerely hope that each and every one of you will be happier and more prosperous this year.

Now let me tell you about a trip I had recently. Towards the end of last year, my family and I paid a visit to our relatives’ house in Bekasi. It’s located near Indonesia’s capital city and it’s where most people who commute to Jakarta live. We travelled there by train and my children were extremely excited. Unfortunately, disaster struck when the streets were suddenly flooded. The trip back home that we planned on the same day was cancelled as a result. Due to the circumstances, we were forced to stay at our relatives’ house until we got evacuated the next day. The flood was so bad that the floodwater even reached our hips. Thankfully, after three days of staying at the evacuation center we were told that we could go back home. Although the situation was unpredicted, we all still had a good time.

After the holidays ended, it was time for the new semester in which I will be finishing my Tax Brevet A&B course. As I mentioned in my last report, this course is one of the requirements to graduate from my accounting major. It’ll take place on Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings. I plan on spending most of my time in the library to finish off my final assignment.  The final test will be conducted by the end of January and I need to study in advance as all the subjects I’m taking this semester will be tested in the same week. 

That is all from me now. I would like to express my gratitude for your generous support in my studies. Best greetings to all of you and your family. Once again, may the new year bring endless joy and prosperity to you.

Warm regards,

Paridi

My children played in the flood
My children played in the flood
My children with their cousins
My children with their cousins
We are so glad that finally able to back home
We are so glad that finally able to back home
Me at my Tax Brevet A&B course
Me at my Tax Brevet A&B course
Jan 23, 2020

Happy New Year 2020 from YUM's children!

10 minute reading before the Library activities
10 minute reading before the Library activities

Dear GlobalGiving Donors,

Happy new year 2020!

I hope this year will bring everyone of you more joy and happiness.

On behalf of YUM’s beneficiaries and staff, I would like to express our gratitude for your generous support to the “Help Promote Good Reading Habits in Kalimantan” project through GlobalGiving for all of these years.  Your continuous support has enabled YUM to furnish the library with qualified reading material, tutors and properties. Thank you!

The YUM Community library has been one of the essential parts of many people’s lives  in Bukit Batu, Central Kalimantan where YUM is located. Everyday more than 35 children spend their spare time in the library for reading and participating in various fun, educational and creative activities. Below are the stories of Amara and Nova,  YUM’s library new members.

“I am Amara, 2nd grade at Tangkiling Primary school in Bukit Batu, Palangkaraya. I am a new member of YUM Community Library. I am so surprised knowing that YUM library offers so many updated reading books, educational and fun activities. My favorite book here is “Aku Mau Makan Sendiri” (I can eat by myself) and my favorite activity here is watching movies.  I am happy being here in the library because I can meet and have many new friends here.”

“Hi, everyone. My name is Nova; I am 2nd-grade student at one of primary school in Sukamulya. I have known YUM a long time ago before I started going to school. At that time, I only come to the library to participate in the Creativity Day.  I was still shy because I was not able to read. The library now looks very beautiful, especially with the new white clean floor. My father used to drive me here, but since I get older and brave enough, I now go to YUM library together with my friends. We walk from our home.  I have two favorite books at the library; 'Indonesia Folktales' and 'The Great Child series'.”

Miss Rusti reads one of the books
Miss Rusti reads one of the books
The children re-write the story- writing activity
The children re-write the story- writing activity
The boys enjoy Art&Craft activity
The boys enjoy Art&Craft activity
While the girls enjoy coloring activity
While the girls enjoy coloring activity
Amara - YUM's child
Amara - YUM's child
Nova - YUM's child
Nova - YUM's child
Dec 20, 2019

Job Seeking Skill Workshop with Ms. Yuli

Ms. Yuli listening to one of  the student's note
Ms. Yuli listening to one of the student's note

YUM is open for any students from the school or university to have an internship. The assignment will be given based on their educational background and interest. From the intern student,  YUM gets many good feedback and suggestions on how to become more sustainable in the future.

As YUM hosted an intern student from a famous state University, in this term the Job Seeking Skill Workshop was conducted by Ms. Yuli, an intern student majoring in Social Welfare of University of Indonesia.  She was doing a 3 months internship at YUM- VTC for data collection and assessment. The theme of the workshop was “Planning Your Future Career”. There were only 9 students attending the workshop because, on that day, access to our place was blocked due to road reconstruction.  All the participants were very enthusiastic and happy to get the opportunity to attend the workshop.

Ms. Yuli began with an explanation about the importance of recognizing their own interests and talents. It will help them to determine what kind of profession that they want to do in the future. After that, she led the students to make plans for their future and asked them to share it with other students through a presentation. They found this session very fun and enjoyable because for some of them it was their first time to talk about their dreams. At the end of the workshop, they learned how to make an attractive CV, a persuasive job application letter and interview preparation.

“I am Egi, I enrolled in English and Computer courses in the last term.  This workshop has given me so much new information about how to set my life better. I enjoyed every session of this workshop, Miss. Yuli is a real great motivator.”

“My name is Juniar and my dream is to become a fashion designer and run my own boutique someday. This workshop has been able to make me become more organized and focus on how to make my dreams come true.”

Ms. Yuli listening to one of  the student's note 2
Ms. Yuli listening to one of the student's note 2
The students work on  Miss Yuli's assignments
The students work on Miss Yuli's assignments
The participants on YUM JSS
The participants on YUM JSS
Miss Yuli with all of JSS students
Miss Yuli with all of JSS students
 
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