Meet Fikri, one of YUM's Tutoring participants
I hope all is well with you and everyone you love.
With your generous support, the tutoring program has been running very well at our community library. One of the mothers recently told us about the impact the program has had on her son after only a few months enrolled in this program:
“My son, Fikri, is in 1st grade this year. Since day one, he has never been in the classroom and never even met his teacher. Because of the pandemic, all of his school activities are done from home. At the beginning of the semester, he could hardly hold and use a pencil. He also did not read or work on his school assignments because he thought the school was on holiday. I often found myself in desperation and the thought of discontinuing Fikri's school often crossed my mind. But since he enrolled at YUM's Tutoring program, he has shown a great interest in learning. Not only does he go for tutoring, but Fikri also enjoys his time at the library for the book collection and the outdoor activities. Thank you YUM, for facilitating the tutoring sessions and making sure that my child is in a safe environment. It truly has been a great help for parents like me. "
As you may have seen on the news, Indonesia is currently one of the countries with the highest number of Covid-19 cases in the world. Therefore, the Indonesian Educational Ministry's plan to start face-to-face classes for the academic year of 2021/2022 was postponed. The government has launched an emergency imposition of restrictions on the community until further notice, depending on the decrease in the number of Covid cases in each region. Hence, YUM’s Community Library will continue to facilitate small group learning sessions for the students in the area. With your generous support, we wish to keep more students like Fikri motivated to learn.
In other news: YUM’s 2020 Annual Report has been published! Find out more about all our activities by going to YUM's 2020 Annual Report
Also, this year YUM is celebrating its 45th anniversary. Mrs. Ismana Haryono, a member of our Board of Supervisors, has been with us for more than 40 years. She shares her memories about the beginnings of YUM and her wish for YUM’s future. Please take a few minutes to watch the video at Reminiscing YUM's Beginnings: How it all started and the challenges faced
Last but not least, out of 400+ entries, YUM has been selected as a Finalist for the 2021 GlobalGiving Photo Contest!! Voting starts TODAY, Monday, August 16th, 2021 until Friday, August 20th. Please go and vote for our photo so we can get a chance to win up to $1,000 in support of our COVID-19 relief program. You can see our photo here: https://www.globalgiving.org/poll/vote/?pollOptionId=1534
Fikri and his mother in front of YUM's Library
Miss Rusti teaching how to counting with finger
Free access to the library book collection
Tutoring session with Miss Ardha
Tutoring session with Miss Rusti