Food packages distribution for the elderly
Dear friends and supporters,
Happy New Year 2021!
We wish you a new year filled with peace, joy, and prosperity! We survived 2020 and thrived because of your continued support. We were able to exceed our goals and expand our services because of the generosity and commitment of people like you.
As we begin this new year, we are thrilled to inform you that Yayasan Usaha Mulia's project https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/help-promote-good-reading-habits-in-kalimantan/ has been chosen as GlobalGiving's Project of the Month for January 2021! Our project to enhance the quality of literacy and education in Central Kalimantan was duly selected from a pool of more than 5,000 nonprofit projects in 170+ countries. Nearly 3,000 donors come together and make monthly donations to keep the Project of the Month going. This extra support means the world to us—and to the children living in Bukit Batu, Central Kalimantan. Over the course of this year, we’ll use these funds to help continue the tutoring sessions in our library. With 9 months of being out of school, the children living in rural Indonesia are experiencing a tremendous learning loss and we hope the small group tutoring sessions can help to ensure that the basics of reading, writing, and simple maths are achieved.
Since our last update in November, your donations to our COVID-19 Relief Initiative have helped a variety of activities in both West Java and Central Kalimantan. We continue to support the elderly in both areas by providing them with basic food packages as they are the most at risk right now and it’s important for them to stay healthy and stay indoors. We also closely work with the Integrated Healthcare Posts (Posyandu) in West Java where pregnant mothers receive monthly health check-ups. YUM has conducted training for approximately 50 volunteer health workers, following COVID-19 health protocols, providing them with knowledge about stunting and how to prevent it, about the importance of iron supplement tablets, and how to correctly use tools of measurement for pregnant women to ensure that their pregnancy remains healthy. Currently, we are planning the same type of intervention in Central Kalimantan.
We look forward to continuing our efforts and reaching out for more people to help this year and we can only do so with your continued compassion and generous support.
Delivering information of Covid and its prevention
Miss Erna explaining about the causes of Stunting
Body temperature check before the training
A volunteer health worker practising her speech
YUM Volunteer Health Workers ready to serve you!