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Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth

by Yayasan Usaha Mulia / Foundation for Noble Work
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Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth
Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth
Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth
Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth
Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth
Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth
Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth
Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth
Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth
Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth
Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth
Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth
Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth
Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth
Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth
Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth
Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth
The 1st bath of YUM's Financial Literacy students
The 1st bath of YUM's Financial Literacy students

Not many people realize the importance of financial literacy. This condition applies not only for youths but also for adults. There are many cases related to financial schemes and crimes that happen almost every day. Therefore, knowing how to use and manage money is an essential skill to have since an early age. Improving the skill of financial literacy can prevent people from falling into financial traps. With the kind support from ONE Championship and LU-Global, YUM was able to run our first Financial Literacy Workshop for some of the youths attending the Vocational Training Centre (VTC). The aim of this workshop is to increase understanding of the basics of financial management and entrepreneurship for young people.

There were 21 participants in total that were enrolled in this workshop and most of them were already active as YUM’s VTC students. The class was designed for them to be proactive. Each session consisted of personal reflection, writing, group discussions and presentations. At the end of the course, the participants worked on small exercises such as drafting a simple business plan. The students were very enthusiastic throughout all the sessions. In regards to the long-term impact, YUM hopes that the participants will be able to apply what they learned to help themselves, their family, and their surrounding environment. 

YUM has been very fortunate to have immense support from generous individual donors as well as kind organizations. Considering the enthusiasm of the participants, YUM is very interested to see this kind of training continue in the future.

The tutor explaining how to use the module
The tutor explaining how to use the module
The tutors help the participant to fill the module
The tutors help the participant to fill the module
The tutor explains about the module 2
The tutor explains about the module 2
The tutor explain about banks and its products
The tutor explain about banks and its products
The Ice breaking session
The Ice breaking session
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Ms. Yuli listening to one of  the student's note
Ms. Yuli listening to one of the student's note

YUM is open for any students from the school or university to have an internship. The assignment will be given based on their educational background and interest. From the intern student,  YUM gets many good feedback and suggestions on how to become more sustainable in the future.

As YUM hosted an intern student from a famous state University, in this term the Job Seeking Skill Workshop was conducted by Ms. Yuli, an intern student majoring in Social Welfare of University of Indonesia.  She was doing a 3 months internship at YUM- VTC for data collection and assessment. The theme of the workshop was “Planning Your Future Career”. There were only 9 students attending the workshop because, on that day, access to our place was blocked due to road reconstruction.  All the participants were very enthusiastic and happy to get the opportunity to attend the workshop.

Ms. Yuli began with an explanation about the importance of recognizing their own interests and talents. It will help them to determine what kind of profession that they want to do in the future. After that, she led the students to make plans for their future and asked them to share it with other students through a presentation. They found this session very fun and enjoyable because for some of them it was their first time to talk about their dreams. At the end of the workshop, they learned how to make an attractive CV, a persuasive job application letter and interview preparation.

“I am Egi, I enrolled in English and Computer courses in the last term.  This workshop has given me so much new information about how to set my life better. I enjoyed every session of this workshop, Miss. Yuli is a real great motivator.”

“My name is Juniar and my dream is to become a fashion designer and run my own boutique someday. This workshop has been able to make me become more organized and focus on how to make my dreams come true.”

Ms. Yuli listening to one of  the student's note 2
Ms. Yuli listening to one of the student's note 2
The students work on  Miss Yuli's assignments
The students work on Miss Yuli's assignments
The participants on YUM JSS
The participants on YUM JSS
Miss Yuli with all of JSS students
Miss Yuli with all of JSS students
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In front of YUM's Hall
In front of YUM's Hall

Last month, more than 50 high school students gathered in the main hall of YUM at Cipanas, West Java, to listen to inspiring stories shared by athletes from the ONE Championship family, Asia’s largest global sport media property. The event aimed at inspiring youth to pursue their dreams even when all odds are stacked against them. This event was sponsored by Silver Queen, a popular chocolate brand in Indonesia.

The event was directed to inspire and share with the youth that equal opportunities coupled with perseverance, can bring out the best in everyone, regardless of their circumstances and background. ONE Championship’s vision conforms harmoniously with similar work undertaken at YUM’s vocational training center in Cipanas, where, our project is not only aimed at preparing youth with necessary hard skills such as courses in English, computer and sewing, but also in imparting essential soft skills in order to have a better quality of life. Therefore ONE Championship athletes’ visit to YUM-VTC is a highly appreciative and welcome event. 

During the session, the athletes shared their personal experiences to inspire the students to pursue their dreams and overcome challenges in life. They encouraged them to dream big and to work hard to make it a reality. Staff at YUM further reinforced these efforts through smaller sessions with the youth, to motivate them to complete their secondary school and learn as many life skills as possible in order to find employment in the future with greater ease. 

YUM utilizes every opportunity to collaborate with any third party, which has the same vision and mission, in enhancing the quality of people's lives, through education, health and community development. We hope for more such opportunities for collaboration in the future. 

Introduction about YUM's staff and One's atheles
Introduction about YUM's staff and One's atheles
Sharing session with the athlete 1
Sharing session with the athlete 1
Sharing session with the athlete 2
Sharing session with the athlete 2
Sharing session with YUM's staff
Sharing session with YUM's staff
Closing with small exercise with the atletes
Closing with small exercise with the atletes
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Playing card to memorize English vocabulary
Playing card to memorize English vocabulary

In the English classes of our Vocational Training Centre (VTC), the students not only learn from listening to their teachers, doing exercises and memorizing lessons, but they also learn through fun activities, such as watching movies, playing games and interacting with native speakers. All of these engaging activities encourage the students to speak and build their confidence using English. 

Some of the games that are played by the students include “Say Act”, “Analyzing Pictures”, “Do It in Pairs” and “Who Am I”. These games are very simple, yet they motivate the students to be creative and confident. There are many benefits from learning languages through games: more vocabulary practice, using proper grammar, grasp using conversational English expressions and so on. And YUM’s teachers have a common saying to their students, “It is okay to pronounce it wrong, it is not a big deal if your grammar is messed up. That is how you learn!”

Below are some of the students’ experiences in the VTC English class:

“Learning English through games is really truly fun. I can remember the words and grammar easily rather than just learning it through writing.  I enjoyed it so much and sometimes I forget that the time for studying is already up. I have been motivated to learn English more and want to continue to the Intermediate class level in the next term.” Wulan,  High School student.

“I love being in the VTC English class. It is always fun and full of energy. I hope that more students out there could experience what I have experienced.  My favorite English game is “Analyzing Picture”. The result of this game is that I feel more confident in doing my English assignment at school. Thank you very much for Mr. Cecep’s dedication in teaching us.” Egi, High School student.

Thank you GlobalGiving donors, with your generous support, YUM can to continue providing qualified English teachers for the disadvantaged youth in Cipanas, West Java through our Vocational Training Centre. 

Mr. Ray explain the rule of the games
Mr. Ray explain the rule of the games
Say and Act games
Say and Act games
Who am I games
Who am I games
The students enjoying games very much
The students enjoying games very much
On graduation day
On graduation day
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YUM's Cipanas Sewing Project team
YUM's Cipanas Sewing Project team

Yayasan Usaha  Mulia (YUM) realizes that as the world changes constantly, the support that YUM has from donors and partners could also change instantly.  Therefore YUM continuously seeks other sustainable funding sources. We has been running several income-generating projects such as welcoming group of paying visitors and students as part of the Edutourism program, organizing  Organic Farming Workshops and selling merchandise produced by our beneficiaries.

Since 2017, YUM focused on increasing the number of merchandise such as kimonos, aprons, dresses and cushion covers. The team has also expanded from two tailors to six. The team comprises of women who were former students of the VTC Sewing class. This collaboration is a great opportunity both for the students and YUM itself.  Nowadays, the team is also taking orders from not only local companies but also from international orders.

Every year around 80 students finished the sewing course and apply for jobs in the garment industry.  Some of them also made their own tailor shop business by taking orders from their neighborhood. YUM is very grateful for the continuous support from GlobalGiving donors.  This amazing project could not happen without your support. Thank you!

Meeting before working on the sewing project
Meeting before working on the sewing project
Sewing workshop room
Sewing workshop room
YUM's Kimono
YUM's Kimono
YUM's Aprons
YUM's Aprons
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Yayasan Usaha Mulia / Foundation for Noble Work

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