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.
Aug 3, 2016

Health and Nutrition Program at the library

Hand Washing Activity
Hand Washing Activity

Dear GlobalGiving donors,

Time flies...   It’s not only books and magazines that are available at the YUM’s Library but we also offer various educational activities. One of them is Health and Nutrition Education. 

The lack of information and knowledge about health impact the children’s life in Kalimantan. Many of them suffer from wormy disease, skin disease, malnutrition, bad teeth etc. The aim of this activity is to improve children’s health and nutrition by providing theory and practice of clean and healthy behavior. Therefore this program is very important for the children in the area YUM is serving. The children participating in this program come from surrounding villages.

YUM’s staff delivers this program in a fun and creative way, such as watching a short movie, singing together, games etc. At every session of this program, YUM distributes glasses of milk. The theme given is very close to their daily life, such as hands washing, teeth brushing, proper height and weight, nutritious food, cleanliness and others.  Now the children at the YUM Kalimantan Library understand that they need to wash their hands before eating and frequently brush their teeth.

Dear GlobalGiving donors, we are truly thankful for your trust and the continuous generous support given to the children in Kalimantan through YUM. None of the above is possible without your help. Thank you!

YUM Staff measuring the child
YUM Staff measuring the child's height
Learning the vitamins and fruit by pictures
Learning the vitamins and fruit by pictures
The children picking up the garbage
The children picking up the garbage
Excercising before fun sport
Excercising before fun sport
Finally, drinking milk
Finally, drinking milk
Jul 22, 2016

Like Father Like Son

Paridi and his son
Paridi and his son

Dear GlobalGiving friends,

I hope that my letter will find you well.

The time flies so fast, it’s already half year of 2016.

At the beginning of May, my third semester of study started. There are five subjects during this semester: Macro Economic Theory, Business and Law, Financial Management, Cost Accounting and Business Mathematic.  As I mentioned in my previous letter, these subjects are very essential for my study and also difficult the subjects to learn. Besides books, I also bought a calculator to support my study.

The last semester, between work and study I also struggled sharing time with my eldest child. His name is Haqqi, he is 12 years old.  He was on his last year of elementary school.  At the same time that I prepared myself to take an exam, so does he.  Beside his final exam at primary school, he also has to pass the national exam. I really hope that he will graduate with good marks and can enroll in the best junior high school.

I always tell my children that even though our family is not rich but we also have right to dream big. Education is the most important way to improve our life. I want to set myself as the example for my children. I am not young anymore but my desire to go to college never left me. I believe that by having a better education, I will have a chance to improve my family life.

None of the lines above could come true without your support. Thank you very much for your continuous support and trust in me. I will always try to do my best in study. I only can pray that all of your good deeds will come back to you.

 

Kind regards,

Paridi

Paridi
Paridi's son, Haqiqi
Paridi and his classmate in the class room
Paridi and his classmate in the class room
Jul 12, 2016

Our gratitude for all those who support our work

YUM Medical Assistance in numbers
YUM Medical Assistance in numbers

Recently, YUM published its 2015 Annual Report and we could not help but remember all those who helped and supported us during our time of need, when the haze was at its worst, including you of course!

Many partners were on the ground, volunteering with us and we believe it is only right to acknowledge their hard work.

1. GAAS (Gerakan Anti Asap) provided medical assistance and medicines. They initially helped YUM to open a temporary clinic. They also invited a storyteller from Jakarta who organised activities in the YUM library, regarding the dangerous effects of the smoke.

2. The Alumni of University of Indonesia's Social Studies Campus sent doctors, volunteers, medicines, bottles of oxygen and milk. They also paid for 2 doctors from the Islam Medical Service to fly to Palangkaraya.

3. The Alumni of Tarakanita School in Jakarta also sent medicines, milk, oxygen cans and vitamins, as well as volunteers to help distribute the relief packages.

4. Susila Dharma Indonesia and other Subud organizations provided masks, medicines, oxygen cans and vitamins. Those who were present in Kalimantan also helped during the relief efforts.

In total, YUM assisted more than 1,700 people from 8 surrounding villages. Sadly, the most common illnesses were bronchitis, bronchopneumonia and pneumonia. We have also distributed over 3,000 information leaflets to our community about the haze's health effects and why slash & burn methods are dangerous.

As we move along on our work to reduce the impact of last year's haze emergency and hopefully reduce the probability of such circumstances ever happening again, we are reminded that it is a team effort. 

As the dry season slowly returns to Indonesia, we hope that these efforts will not go in vain!

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The team of doctors from GAAS
The team of doctors from GAAS
Supplies and volunteers from Jakarta
Supplies and volunteers from Jakarta
 
   

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