Help Promote Good Reading Habits in Kalimantan

by Yayasan Usaha Mulia / Foundation for Noble Work
Sep 6, 2013

Volunteering and Matching Champaign with YUM

Hello... Look at my frog!! :)
Hello... Look at my frog!! :)

Open to the public during the week days from 9 am until 5 pm, the library’s main activities are not just borrowing and reading books, but will also include activities such as storytelling, writing, drawing, watching movies, dancing, arts and crafts, English club, and health education. Besides, we also have some visits from individual volunteer or group who want to help the activities. These activities have all been introduced by the YUM librarian to encourage children to love reading, hone their creativity, and to bring forward the children’s good personality in order to improve their quality of life and also their families.

On June, thanks for visit from 10 students and 2 teachers from Jakarta International School (JIS) to do community services in YUM Kalimantan. Storytelling activities, English class, science games, more games and arts and crafts activities were the activities given to the children. On July, the library had individual volunteers _ Renae and Martin_ which taught the children to play and learn in a fun way. Games of guessing some things in English, drawing and colouring activities, make a collage from arts and crafts paper and more can attract the children to come to the library and play with them. CERES group from Australia also coming in the next days and have some similar activities which can improve library visits.

If you are interested in volunteering or community service at our community centre in Cipanas or Kalimantan, please let me know at  Our team would be happy to welcome you and so do the children, as described in the following testimonial:

“I like coming to YUM Library because I can also gain more friends, girls and boys. So there will always be some friends that I can have fun and play with or read together. My favorite book is Miko, Novel, learning books and many others. I also like people who work there. All of them are so nice and fun. Guests will come from local and overseas and they will have activities with us. From science, dancing, English lesson, games, sport etc. So, I always encourage my friends to come to YUM as well, because the books are always up to date, have a creativity day and games as well.” Yusvita – 2nd grade of Junior High School.

Also, we would like to announce that the Matching Campaign will be coming again! It will begin in September 24th at 12:00 pm ET and ends at 11:59 pm ET or begins in September 24th at 11 pm and ends September 25th at 10.59 am (INDONESIAN TIME).

In this campaign, Give for Youth will be hosting:

  • as much as $100,000 will be available for matching campaigns
  • It will be 1:1 match, which means if you donate $ 100 then the donation received will be $ 200. 
  • The donations will be matched up to $1,000 per donor per project,

So, don’t miss this opportunity to make a double impact to our community. We have 2 different projects and one is in Cipanas called the Vocational Training Center (VTC) which is to help disadvantaged youths to gain more knowledge and skills to help them finding a job and decrease the unemployment rate in the area, as can been in this link:

While the other one is this amazing library in Kalimantan, which is to help increase children’s quality of education, as can be seen in this link:

Just simply click the DONATE button then you will make a change to their life… Thank you!!

Coloring activity with JIS students
Coloring activity with JIS students
Let's play snakes and ladders!
Games of guessing in English with Renae & Martin
Games of guessing in English with Renae & Martin
Outdoor games - let
Outdoor games - let's play the ball!
Watching movie time :)
Watching movie time :)

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Yayasan Usaha Mulia / Foundation for Noble Work

Location: Jakarta, DKI - Indonesia
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Yolanda Utami Nilasari
Program Development and Donor Relations Coordinator
Jakarta, Indonesia

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