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 YUM VTC and SGIA students
The YUM VTC and SGIA students

“A crucial part of learning a language is being able to recognize, understand and reproduce sounds. For many language learners, concentrating on these first two aspects, as well as vocabulary and grammar, takes priority. However, this can result in a reluctance to practice speaking, which can delay your progress.” *

(https://www.futurelearn.com/info/blog/how-to-learn-a-language)

Dear friends,

Happy New Year 2023! We wish you much joy and blessings to you and your loved ones. 

Our English class students at the VTC always look forward to the opportunity to practice their English with others besides their classmates and the tutor. Before the pandemic, we often had foreign visitors, volunteers, and students who visited us for the day, joined in the classes and helped the students to practice their English.

Finally, a couple of months ago, high school students from Sekolah Global Indo-Asia (SGIA) in Batam visited YUM for their community service activity. These students were the same age as our VTC students, so it did not take much time for them to get along with each other.  There were 34 SGIA students and 24 VTC English class students. The participants were divided into 3 groups; each consisted of students from both sides.  In the first session, there was a list of questions that everyone had to answer such as their name, where they come from, school, hobby, and family. Then in the second session, the students had the freedom to ask any types of questions. Mr. Cecep, our English tutor, was there to supervise all of the activities.

“Speaking with the students from SGIA gives me more motivation to learn English. There were many things that I would like to ask, but it was limited with the words that I know.” SN, English Intermediate class student

“I am excited and nervous to meet the students from the international school. I feel not confident enough to speak English. But it turned out to be extremely fun! I learned many new words and how to pronounce them correctly. They were so friendly and kind.  The sessions with these students motivate me to learn more and make me more confident in speaking English.” FG, English Basic class student

Our students were very happy to have an opportunity to practice their English. They became more creative in using words and more confident in speaking. As for the SGIA students, we hope they had an unforgettable cultural experience with our students. 

Thank you for your continued generous support to ensure young people have the necessary skills for employment!

 

NOTE: Some of you might have heard the news that last November, an earthquake hit our working area of Cipanas, West Java. Many people suffered huge losses and many have lost their homes. Some of our projects had to momentarily stop, and we focused on providing as much support as possible to those families affected by the earthquake, many of whom were our own staff and neighbors. Thanks to donations from all over the world, we have already been able to provide relief to over 1,800 families and will continue to do so in the next months to come. If you are interested to read more about our earthquake relief efforts, find us on social media: @yayasanusahamulia

The First group
The First group
The Second group
The Second group
The Third Group
The Third Group
Outdoor Ice Breaking activity
Outdoor Ice Breaking activity
Mr.Cecep supervises the activity
Mr.Cecep supervises the activity
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Mr. Arie explaining about an attractive CV
Mr. Arie explaining about an attractive CV

At YUM’s Vocational Training Centre (VTC) in Cipanas, we not only provide various courses to support job readiness but we also organise workshops, such as Job Seeking Skills, Financial Literacy, and Public Speaking. This term, we welcomed special guest speakers for the Job Seeking Skills workshop. Our guest speakers came from the law firm Widyawan and partners, who are associated with Linklaters, YUM’s donors for the past 10 years. The session was attended by 27 participants who were either our VTC students or part of our student sponsorship program.

The presentation focused on explaining to the youth that preparing for a job search is as important as preparing their CV. Before writing their CV, it’s crucial for them to do research on the job and the company they are applying to. A session of how to write a CV and prepare for the job interview was also part of the presentation. The participants enjoyed the video about how to do the interview correctly. They learned about what to do and what not to do during the interview. At the end of the session, one of the participants played the role as interviewee while the speaker played the role as the interviewer. It was a fun and informative session for everyone. 

“It is easy to understand the materials given by the speakers. This is the first time for me attending the workshop which prepares us to be ready for employment. In the future, I want to be a banker. From this workshop, I know how to make a good resume and be more ready for the interview. ” IK, student. 

“The workshop is fun and full of new information. My friend and I never had this kind of information before. We are grateful to have all of the knowledge directly from the expert.  Right now, I am in my first semester at Hospitality school. At YUM’s VTC, I enrolled in an English course at the Basic level. What I have learned today will definitely be useful for my future. “  FA, student. 

In other news: YUM’s 2021 Annual Report has been published! Find out more about all our activities by going to YUM 2021 Annual Report

Mrs.Windy explaining about gesture at interview
Mrs.Windy explaining about gesture at interview
"Interview session" play with Mrs. Yuli
"Interview session" play with Mrs. Yuli
The Interview session
The Interview session
The participants at the workshop
The participants at the workshop
Thanks for your support!
Thanks for your support!
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Mr. Kadek the keynote speaker
Mr. Kadek the keynote speaker

The World Bank estimated in 2020 that 91,000 children in Indonesia would drop out of school - including a 0.15 percentage point increase in secondary school dropouts. This increase in dropout rates would eventually lead to an increase in youth unemployment and ultimately the perpetuation of poverty in rural areas of Indonesia.Low levels of education and a lack of adequate skills are the main contributing factors to the high unemployment rate. The Vocational Training Centre (VTC) we run in Cipanas, West Java, not only provides various job readiness skills, but also different workshops, such as our Job Seeking Skills Workshop.

Last month, for the first time since the pandemic, we ran the Job Seeking Skill workshop with the help of Mr. I Kadek Darmayuda, who is the Housekeeping Manager at one of the hotels in the area. He started the workshop by explaining how to make a persuasive application letter and curriculum vitae, then he continued by sharing about what a company wants from a potential candidate. He ended the sessions by sharing tips on how to be successful in an interview. In between the sessions, he sometimes asks the student simple questions that would lead to a discussion. There were 46 participants attending this workshop, and they are all active students of our English, Sewing and Computer classes. 

“My latest education is junior high school. I did not continue to high school because my parents could not afford the tuition fees. Right now, I am enrolled in the Sewing class. Mr Kadek has given me so much precious information about job applications. He delivered the material in an easy way to understand. “ Lutfiah, 18 years old

“I am a student of Computer class, my tutor is Mr. Deden. I am glad that now I have more information about how to apply for a job in the future. I hope for more workshops like this in the future.” Jeris, 18 years old, 12th grader.

We wish to run more workshops for these students, in addition to the job readiness skills offered at the VTC. The pandemic is predicted to worsen the labor market especially for Indonesia’s young candidates. For these reasons, we believe that providing job readiness training and soft skills for youth would give the required support for them in their path to becoming productive adults.



Mr. Samsul - YUM welcoming the students
Mr. Samsul - YUM welcoming the students
Mr. Kadek explaining about the interview session
Mr. Kadek explaining about the interview session
The discussion sessions
The discussion sessions
The Job Seeking Skill workshop participants
The Job Seeking Skill workshop participants
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The students of Sewing class
The students of Sewing class

Hello dear donors,

With the spirit of New Year, I hope many good things will come to all of us.

I would like to share with you some updates about the Vocational Training Centre in West Java that you have been generously supporting.

As we mentioned in our last report, the number of participants that enrolled have increased. Over the past two years, there have been ups and downs for youth in rural areas of Indonesia. As schools were closed so were the skills training centres like ours, even though these youth need skills to find employment. However, since we’ve been permitted to open, we are proud to let you know that there are 108 students who recently graduated. Among them, 49 students from English class, 38 students from Sewing class and 21 students from Computer class. 

“I graduated from high school last year and I could not continue my study at university as my family cannot afford to pay the tuition fee. At home, I help my mother with household errands. When the sewing classes at YUM reopened, I signed up straight away. I want to start my own online business selling wedding souvenirs. Therefore, learning how to sew properly is important for my future plan. I have finished my beginner class and will continue the intermediate class next term.” -Rahmah, 19 years old, Sewing class student. 

“I am in my 2nd year of high school. In the basic computer class, I learned about all the basic applications. Now, I am capable of using the Microsoft application and it really helps me with school work.  Next term, I will enroll in the intermediate computer class. I want to absorb all of the knowledge that I can get at the training centre. I also enrolled in English class. I want to have skills that I can use to find a job later on.” -Nadya, 17 years old, Computer and English class student.

Though we are still deep in the pandemic, nevertheless we shall continue our mission to help the youth in Cipanas, West Java.  Most of the young people in the area depend on their high school education to seek a job. Not many of them can continue to higher education because of the financial situation of their family.  With more and more high school dropouts, now is the time for these young people to equip themselves with employable skills!

We’re taking this opportunity to let you know that next month, from April 4-8, GlobalGiving will be matching all your donations up to $50 at 50% for the #LittleByLittle campaign. We hope you’ll join us during this campaign - or better yet, become a fundraiser like our friend Lily!

The students of English class
The students of English class
Computer class session
Computer class session
Rahmah with the clothes that she made
Rahmah with the clothes that she made
Nadya with her certificate
Nadya with her certificate
English class outdoor session
English class outdoor session
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Mrs Ila and her student
Mrs Ila and her student

Hello dear donors,

We would like to share some wonderful news with you. First of all, since last month, the Indonesian government has relaxed the Covid protocols and all schools, and informal education institutions like ours, are gradually opening their doors. This means that those who are able to facilitate and implement the health protocols correctly, are given permission to run in-person classes. 

Secondly, we are thrilled to see that the young people in Cipanas, West Java, are even more motivated to acquire skills so that they have a better chance at finding jobs or starting a venture of their own. Seats for the Sewing classes at YUM’s Vocational Training Center (VTC) quickly filled up and over 40 students have enrolled this term! Since October, we have started five classes consisting of three beginner’s classes and two advanced classes. If everything goes accordingly, all students (including those enrolled in the English and Computer classes) will finish their courses and be granted a certificate by the end of December. 

One of the main causes of youth unemployment is a lack of skills. With your help, our Vocational Training Centre can continue providing work-readiness skills to vulnerable youth. This year #GivingTuesday takes place on November 30th. As you may know, this will be a global day of giving and it will be a great way to start getting into the ‘giving back holiday’ spirit! If you’d like to participate and join millions of global givers, save the date and donate at this link https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/provide-skills-for-indonesian-unemployed-youth/

Thank you again for your amazing contribution!



Learning how to use the Sewing machine
Learning how to use the Sewing machine
A student with her creation; a children clothing
A student with her creation; a children clothing
Boy also can join the Sewing class
Boy also can join the Sewing class
Body temperature check is an obligation
Body temperature check is an obligation
Hands cleaning before and after the class
Hands cleaning before and after the class
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