Yayasan Usaha Mulia / Foundation for Noble Work

VISION: To improve the quality of life for Indonesia's poor. MISSION: To work with the communities in providing holistic and sustainable support in the areas of health, education and community development.
Sep 2, 2015

The Beauty of Diversity

Cross Word Puzle Competition
Cross Word Puzle Competition

On June 10th, a large number of children were excited waiting at the YUM Library in Kalimantan. That was the date much waited by them: the day that would start our competitions divided in 5 categories: loud reading, storytelling, cross word puzzles, arts and crafts, and last but not least, writing a story. Those were the activities chosen for the celebration of the Creativity Day on June 14, when winners of each category and runner’s up would be unveiled and win beautiful prizes!

Indeed, the favourite event of the year for those kids whose only place to read novels, comics, fiction, etc. and develop their creativity is our Library, the only one in the area of Bukit Batu, Central Kalimantan.

The theme chosen this time for the Creativity Day was: The Beauty of Diversity which was reflected in all our competitions, so that children in Kalimantan may learn to live in harmony and accepting religions, cultures and ethnics and respecting each other’s differences.

Thanks to our donors, YUM initiated two years ago the implementation of two Creativity Days a year, an event of festivity to compensate efforts and encouraging children to come to our Library to read and join our programs which are aimed to deepen their knowledge and awaken their creativity. 

Thank you GlobalGiving Donors for your continuous support to hundreds of children in Kalimantan and giving them the opportunity of imparting the good habit of reading, the base for a good education. Children in Kalimantan are confident they will continue having new books to read, new color pencils to draw, new documentaries to watch, their hopes much depend on your valuable help. Thank you. 

Art and Craft Competition
Art and Craft Competition
Drawing Competition
Drawing Competition
Award Distribution
Award Distribution
Aug 20, 2015

My First Semester of College Life

Paridi working on his assignment
Paridi working on his assignment

Dear Global Giving Donors,

How are you? I hope this letter finds you well.

It has been a great experience the first semester of college. I was giving many assignments requiring much effort from my side but being meticulous in managing my time of work and study, I had the satisfaction to meet all deadlines.

With your help I was able to purchase the mandatory books and exercise books since those are the ones used for our lessons. The Lecturer also recommended some other additional books to increase our knowledge that hopefully I will be able to purchase some of them in the future, if the conditions allow.

My mid-exam was on the first week of July. I have only received some of the results and I am happy to see those are pretty good grades. I am still waiting for the rest.

Nowadays, I am working in two presentations with three other colleagues. Our working group (see photo) will present two subjects in front of the class: English and Business. These subjects are very interesting to me. My English is far from good and that makes me to improve it. Business is the basic subject that every economic student must learn. I am learning how to make a business and financial plan. I am glad with my lessons because they will be very beneficial to apply later in my life.

After these four months of study, I will have the final examination soon and in September I will start the second semester. For that, I will really need your continuous help, dear donors. I wish to assure you that I am and will be very serious in my studies since I am aware of your valuable support and efforts you are doing in my favor. 

Thank you.

Paridi during his presentation
Paridi during his presentation
Working group: Paridi and his colleagues
Working group: Paridi and his colleagues
Jun 11, 2015

Our Little English Club

Singing "Daddy Finger" and "If You are Happy"
Singing "Daddy Finger" and "If You are Happy"

Hi dear friends!

Time goes by so fast, almost half a year has gone and our little English Club getting its goals! On this occasion we would like to tell you about our little English Club at the YUM Library in Central Kalimantan (Borneo Island). We believe that by knowing English language it widens one’s horizons and opens an opportunity to make many friends worldwide. YUM wishes to give to the children from the communities it serves that same chance.

The English Club is part of the regular activities of our Library. Twice a week from 2pm to 3pm about 30 children come to our Library to learn English and have fun. They are students from 1st to 6th grades. Some of the children come from nearby villages, such as Sukamulya and Tengkiling, which are more than half and hour walk from the YUM Library.

Children learn English no by being seated in a class and doing exercises but by participating actively through games, drawings, singing and by watching movies. Our children favorite song is “Daddy Finger” and “If You are Happy”. Children know the lyrics and they like to sing and dance along the video clip. Watching a movie is also their favorite activity. After the movie session, we discuss the story and we give children some assignments, such as making sentences with the new words or by drawing characters or subjects seen in the movie.

We are truly thankful to you, GlobalGiving friends, for your valuable donations to YUM’s children in Kalimantan. You are making possible for them to achieve a better future.

 

Thank you !!!!

Students look up words in the dictionary
Students look up words in the dictionary
Students learning the Alphabet
Students learning the Alphabet

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