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Dec 20, 2019

What the children do in Science Club?

Playing with paper windmill
Playing with paper windmill

As we want our library not only as a place to provide knowledge by providing books, we deliver some activities designed to develop the library member skills especially in preparing the children to face their future competitions.  Now, we are focusing to provide activities at YUM community library in Cipanas to meet the 21st-century skill requirements.

Science club is one of the favorite activities at the library,  it takes place every Friday afternoon with Ms. Vina and Ms. Agnes as the tutor.  It is aimed to encourage the children’s interest and understanding about science through simple experiments.  The experiments include doing an observation on plantation and animals in the surrounding area and learning about the human body anatomy with the props etc.  The children always feel enthusiast each time they come to enroll in the activity and enjoy doing the experiment rather than listen to the theory. Our tutors are always very selective in choosing the tools and materials.  They only use materials that are safe for the children. Should they have to use sharp and/or flammable materials, it will be done under strict supervision.

Thanks for your continuous support to this project, YUM is able to provide qualified tutors, good materials and tools to support the Science Club activity.   Through this letter, YUM also wants to express how grateful we are for your kind support for us for this entire year. We wish everyone will have a fine end year of 2019!

Observing about candle light
Observing about candle light
The children focus on Miss Vina's explaination
The children focus on Miss Vina's explaination
Observing the human body parts
Observing the human body parts
Miss Agnes giving an example in one experiment
Miss Agnes giving an example in one experiment
Nov 13, 2019

My 8th semester at university

In my class room
In my class room

Right now I am enrolled in the 8th semester which is considered as the last semester of my four years of study.  The subjects I am taking are meant to support my final assignment: including digital business, smart business and accounting.  This semester is a very hectic time for me. For two months in a row, beside regular classes on the weekends, I also have to be present for the Tax Brevet courses. This course is one of the requirements needed to graduate with an Accounting major from my university.  It runs from Monday to Friday from 6pm (after my office hours) to 9 pm. In this course we learn deeply about making tax accounting reports and its relations with national laws.  

I read lots of journals, books and participate in many seminars related to my final assignment. I want to gain as much as possible all the latest knowledge before starting to write my assignment.  At the end of this month, I will face my mid-term exams and the final exam for the Tax Brevet course. I hope that both of the exams will run smoothly and I will be able to focus on my final exam. 

I am a few steps away to finishing my studies. I hope that I can graduate on time with satisfactory grades. Looking back, I would not be able to be at this stage without your kind support. I would like to express how grateful I am for everyone’s support through GlobalGiving. Thank you!

At my Tax Brevet class
At my Tax Brevet class
Group assigmnet
Group assigmnet
Group discussion
Group discussion
With the other students of Digital Business class
With the other students of Digital Business class
Nov 8, 2019

Fire and Haze Prevention Campaign at YUM's Library

The students arrival at YUM's Library
The students arrival at YUM's Library

Ever since the haze disaster in 2015, YUM has run several activities to prevent and counteract its adverse effects on the community. One of them is YUM's Fire & Haze Prevention campaign, which takes place either in the library room or schools in the area. By imparting good and healthy living habits to the children, we hope that they could be the first prevention factor related to the bush-fires.

The activities began from an explanation about the cause of fire and proceeded to steps taken for the prevention of Haze.  A short video played to provide information on how the fire had started and produced the haze. During the activity, the children, accompanied by staff at YUM, were divided into groups and given tools such as paper, stationery and colorful pencils to create posters for the campaign. They were also allowed to take these posters home or school. Students of 4th to 6th grade from one of the schools, SDN 3, Tangkiling, were invited to the library to be part of this campaign. Their activities were similar to the library member and at the end of activity everyone was offered a  free glass of milk.

For the last three years, there were almost no forest fires or haze in the area. Unfortunately, this year, due to a very long dry season and a still prevalent slash-and-burn activity among big plantations and local farmers, the fires started to create hazardous smoke and haze around the villages in Central Kalimantan. Because of bad air quality, many people began to suffer from respiratory problems. YUM will continue our commitment to assist our communities by providing essential items such as medicines, N 95 masks, oxygen and milk in order to reduce risks to their health due to the haze.

Thank you for your kind attention to YUM’s projects. 

The students enjoy looking for their fave books
The students enjoy looking for their fave books
YUM's staff explaining about the prevention
YUM's staff explaining about the prevention
Presentation about prevention to library members
Presentation about prevention to library members
The children's expression during the presentation
The children's expression during the presentation
Student's poster about Protection for the Earth
Student's poster about Protection for the Earth
 
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