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
YUM's English online class with Binus University
YUM's English online class with Binus University

Dear friends,

We are all in uncharted waters. COVID-19 is present nearly everywhere, and our community is no exception. While much of this is out of our control, we continue to try to find ways to serve our students as best we can.

After a few months of hoping that the pandemic ends and we can open our classes again, we came to the realization that we had to adapt. Unfortunately, the only course that could be run online is the English course - Computer and Sewing classes needing the students to actually come and use our machines. 

We focused on our last batch of English students who did not get to finish their course due to the pandemic. Our tutors decided that they would make videos explaining each lesson based on the modules. At the end of each video, they give the weekly assignment. Each student already owns the English module and can work with them at home, and they deliver their work by sending a picture to their tutors. Of course, this is not 100% successful. Some students have difficulties connecting to the internet, some don’t have working devices or some might be busy with their schoolwork. However, this new online course was greatly appreciated by most, who were missing the fun they had learning English at our training center.

Another fun activity that we were able to organize for our English class was a collaboration with a highly reputable university, Bina Nusantara University (Binus), where for two days, our students had the opportunity to practice their English in online conversation classes led by the Binus English teachers. They practiced self-introduction and had conversations around daily activities. The students were shy at the beginning, but on the second day, they became more relaxed and were much more talkative. 

We believe that children, especially those in rural areas, need quality education now more than ever, so we will be participating in this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign on GlobalGiving. We’d love you to join us and donate to this project because GlobalGiving has $1,000,000 in matching funds for all donations received on December 1st! Will you help us continue to provide much-needed skills to our youth?

 

Stay safe! 

Yolanda

Sharing computer due to lack of online devices
Sharing computer due to lack of online devices
A student from the latest batch of English class
A student from the latest batch of English class
She is excited to practise her English
She is excited to practise her English
Learning about English daily activity conversation
Learning about English daily activity conversation
All the participants of Binus English online class
All the participants of Binus English online class
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YUM VTC on presentation
YUM VTC on presentation

Dear GlobalGiving donors,

On behalf of Yayasan Usaha Mulia, I would like to express how grateful we are for your generosity and support to our "Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth" project on  GlobalGiving.

Ever since the project was posted in 2012, we have received continued support. This has given us the possibility to help hundreds of young people by providing employable skills such as Computer and English, as well as self-employable skills such as Sewing. Very recently, we increased the funding goal on our fundraising page because though our current circumstances do not allow us to open classes, we’re dedicated to finding ways to serve our constituents and hope to resume our classes soon, be it online or in very small groups. Right now, the only course that is able to run online are the English classes. 

With the youth unemployment rate in Indonesia being the highest in Asia in 2019, the pandemic is likely to further increase the problem. That’s why we believe that it will be crucial for our youth to get the skills they need to get a job or start their own business. We are confident that once we get the green light from our government, allowing us to open our classes (even in smaller groups), there will be many students looking forward to these training.

If you are interested to learn more about our project and how we are coping during COVID-19, recently we were invited by GlobalGiving during a Peer Learning Network webinar to present our vocational training work with you and the impact COVID-19 has had on our work. Representing YUM was Yolanda Nilasari (our Program Development and Donor Relations Coordinator), which you might know as our Project Leader on GlobalGiving. The webinar was attended by 28 participants from various countries such as Italy, Panama, Burundi, USA, Nigeria, and others. For more details about the webinar, you can either read our blog post:

https://www.yumindonesia.org/blog-detail/spurring-economic-development-through-education or see the full webinar on Youtube: Peer Learning Network: Spurring Economic Development Through Education

On that note, once again we thank you for your support to this project and we hope that you will remain committed to our efforts in providing vocational training to youth in Indonesia.

Disclaimer: all photos in this report were taken before COVID-19.

Stay safe and well,

 

Vanessa Reksodipoetro

Executive Director

Sewing class
Sewing class
English class: Practising with foreigner
English class: Practising with foreigner
Computer class
Computer class
Financial Literacy workshop
Financial Literacy workshop
Job Seeking Skill workshop
Job Seeking Skill workshop

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YUM's special task force for Covid-19 response
YUM's special task force for Covid-19 response

Dear GlobalGiving donors,

How are you? I hope this letter finds you well in these unprecedented times.

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected every individual's life on earth. The virus has created significant social and economic changes in our daily lives besides affecting our health. Until a vaccine or a cure is found, everyone is at risk from being exposed to the virus. One of the global actions taken by the world leaders, to slow the spread of the virus, is to close public facilities and request people to maintain physical distance by staying, studying and working from home. 

The Indonesian government resorted to the same action and mandated the closure of public facilities including schools. It began in March and continues until further notice. YUM’s management fulfilled the mandate by closing all of the activities that involved gathering of people in groups, such as the community library, afternoon tutoring activities and of course, the Vocational Training Centre (VTC). 

There will be no activity at YUM VTC building until the government mandates that it is safe to gather. But it does not mean that YUM will remain silent. As we are committed to serving the communities both in West Java and Central Kalimantan, we continue to keep our communication open with the VTC students through social media and Whatsapp groups. We are regularly updating our students about the latest information on Covid-19 and its prevention. Last month we also distributed hygiene kits to more than 100 VTC students. As schools continue to remain closed, children in rural areas struggle to receive the quality education that they deserve.

We know that this might not be easy for you too. But this is also the time when these underprivileged and disadvantaged youth need our help more than ever. Therefore, with your kind and generous support, let us unite and work together to continue to uplift their lives.

Last, but not least, we wish you and everyone good health always. Stay safe everyone.

Kind regards,

Yolanda

The hygiene kits distribution
The hygiene kits distribution
The hygiene kits distribution 2
The hygiene kits distribution 2
The hygiene kits  for VTC's students
The hygiene kits for VTC's students
The VTC's students with a hygiene kits
The VTC's students with a hygiene kits
The VTC's students with a hygiene kits 2
The VTC's students with a hygiene kits 2
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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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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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