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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
A sewing class student
A sewing class student

2017 has been quite a difficult year for the Vocational Training Center in Cipanas. Starting last July, the government launched the Full Day School (FDS) program. Even though this policy is not mandatory, most of the high schools in Cipanas have applied this program since the beginning of school year. Normally the schools would dismiss students at 2pm, and the students would then come to YUM VTC afterwards for classes, but now with the FDS, students now remain at school until 4pm. This situation has affected the number of participants because it is impossible for them to attend the classes on weekdays. In order to solve this situation, luckily we have very dedicated tutors who are willing to teach on the weekend. Six dedicated tutors continued to teach more than 200 students in Computer, English and Sewing classes since August. Besides that, we also welcomed 123 participants in the Job Seeking Skills workshop.

Another notable activity in 2017 is that, since June, we opened a very simple Internet connection rental with four computers for the people in the area. We realized that not every house, school or community space has computers or a reliable Internet connection. Therefore, by opening this facility, we would like to accommodate the people’s needs, especially for the students and youths, as this could be used for school assignments, job seeking, sending job applications etc.

These small and simple happenings in 2017 would have been impossible without any support from you, our GlobalGiving generous donors. At this end of year, we would like to thank you for your continued support and dedication. Your help is still very much needed to continue our work and we hope that if you haven’t yet made a donation this end of year, please do consider donating to this project.

Computer class students
Computer class students
English class students
English class students
YUM-VTC dedicated tutors
YUM-VTC dedicated tutors
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The registration
The registration

Besides our regular courses such as English, Computer and Sewing, the YUM Vocational Training Centre (VTC) in Cipanas holds Job Seeking Skills (JSS) workshop once every term (4 months). We want to prepare our students to perform their best in getting their future job. In these workshops, the students learn how to make a good application letter, curriculum vitae and prepare themselvesfor a job interview. However during the last term’s workshop session, we introduced a new program: finding out what type of job suits our personality.

We started with a group discussion about the causes ofquitting a job. This then continued with a discussion about the job type that may suit a particular personality. This session was based on the Myers-Briggs test, a test that was introduced to YUM’s staff by Ms. Lyn Everingham who is a psychosocial vocational & enterprise mentor. She helped the YUM-VTC in 2016 by providing vocational assessment to assist the students to gain insight into their personality and career values that best suit their profile.

After giving the explanation about the types of personalities, like extrovert,introvert, sensitive etc, the students explored whichpersonality suits them best. They wrote down their personality type and their dream jobs. Everything was synchronized, scored and ranked, to discover which job was best for them. The session ended with a question and answer session.

This type of activity is so beneficial for young people looking to enter the employment world. YUM hopes to continue providing this type of learning for the youth who come from disadvantaged families. A big thanks to you, generous donors, for making this possible! 

Discussion about the job's resignation
Discussion about the job's resignation
The further explanation about job's resignation
The further explanation about job's resignation
The explanation 2
The explanation 2
All the Job Seeking Skill participants
All the Job Seeking Skill participants
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A sewing class student
A sewing class student

Iis is a 17-year-old student who is enrolled in the Sewing Class at YUM Vocational Training Centre in Cipanas. Her father is a laborer and her mother is a housewife. Together with her other 4 siblings, they live in a small rented house near YUM’s site. Now, Iis is in her final year of study, and next year she will do the final examination to graduate from high school.  Iis has no plan to continue her study to a higher-level due to her family’s financial situation, therefore enrolling in the Sewing Class is her safety plan. Her plan is to work in the garment industry for a few years to help support her family, and to save some money to open her own tailor’s shop.

Another story is from Irgy, he is also in his last year of high school. He believes that by having the ability to speak and write in English, he will have a better opportunity to get a job in the future. He does have English lessons in school twice a week, but for him this is not enough to reach his goal. At YUM-VTC, he learns more vocabulary, is more motivated to speak in English, and has the chance to talk with a native English speaker.

Iis and Irgy are just two examples of the youth in the area. Most of them have limited access to continue their education to a higher-level. In this area it is also still common for the older sibling in a family who has graduated from high school, to be responsible for the other family members. Therefore many of them have to work at a very young age and with limited skills.

YUM wishes to continue giving the oppurtunity for the disadvantaged youth in the area to gain new skills or upgrade their existing skills, which could help place them in good employment.  We hope our long term impact will be to break the cycle of poverty in their family.

By donating $10, you will be able to support one tutor’s fee for one session in the YUM-Vocational Training Center. You will help to give a chance for youth like Iis and Irgy to enroll in these classes for free.

The sewing class room
The sewing class room
English class room
English class room
Practising English with Edutourism participants
Practising English with Edutourism participants
Edutourism participants and English class students
Edutourism participants and English class students
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Mr. Cecep's class
Mr. Cecep's class

English is widely acknowledged to be the international language, and remains the language of choice in the fields of economics, I.T. and science.  As the most common spoken language around the world, one out of five people can speak or at least understand English.  When you master English, the world is in your hands! This is why we encourage the youth in Cipanas, the area where YUM serves, to learn and speak English.

There were 64 students enrolled in the English class at YUM VTC in the last term. Our two dedicated tutors have helped the classes run well.  Students learn English in a number of interactive ways, such as role play, games, reading poetry, and so on. This term, the students had an opportunity to practice their English with students from United World College South East Asia (UWCSEA).  The students were very excited to have this opportunity.

“I learn English because I want to be able to communicate.  My dream is to get a job at a multinational company. The YUM Library has many interesting books in English. Usually after the course, I go to the library to borrow some English books. It is amazing knowing so many new things by reading those English books.” Hijri, High School student

“It was an unforgettable experience having a conversation with a foreigner. At the beginning I was very shy and not confident to practice my English, but Mr. Yudhi (tutor) always encourages me and the other students to speak. He said that it is not a problem if we pronounce a word wrong, it is part of the learning process”. Andika, High School students

Thanks to the kind support of all our GlobalGiving donors, YUM can continue running the English Classes for the youth in Cipanas.  We wish to build confidence in every participant and increase their skills to support them in having a better future. Help us spread the word: by donating just $10 every month, more students like Hijri and Andika can enroll in the English class for free!

Mr.Yudi's class
Mr.Yudi's class
A class with UWCSEA students
A class with UWCSEA students
A class with UWCSEA students 2
A class with UWCSEA students 2
Hijri, an English student
Hijri, an English student
Andika, English students
Andika, English students
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Mr.Ryan and his computer class students
Mr.Ryan and his computer class students

The final term of the YUM-Vocational Training Centre in 2016 ended with the distribution of 190 certificates for the graduated students, from an initial cohort of over 200 registered participants. The certificate is an important symbol for the students who have completed the course. To gain the certificate the students must be presenting the class not less than 75 percent of the time and completethe final exam.  This certificate will be a very good asset for them when they apply for ajob. Beside the course certificate, we also provide them the Job Seeking Skills certificate for participating in the job skills workshop.

With 7 tutors, the term started by having 6 classes for Computer skills, 4 classes for English and 3 classes for Sewing. We also held the classes in the weekend, as most of the students are in the last year of school and their school’s activities are very hectic during weekdays.  We are very fortunate for having a staff of dedicated and passionate tutors that are willing to teach on the weekend.

The highest number of students are in the Computer class. The awareness of the need to have updated knowledge in information technology remains high among people in Cipanas, especially for the youth.  YUM VTC is working hard to constantly improve the skills of our dedicated computer trainers and update the course material in line with program updates in order to give the best opportunity for  Cipanas residents to participate in the digital economy.

YUM are very thankful to GlobalGiving donor’s continuous support for the Vocational Training Centre. With your support, YUM remains optimistic that more and more young people in Cipanas will have the opportunity to improve their quality of life. Thank you.

Mr. Cecep and his English class students
Mr. Cecep and his English class students
Mr.Deden with his computer class students
Mr.Deden with his computer class students
An interactive English class with Mr.Yudha
An interactive English class with Mr.Yudha
Sewing class students with Miss Ila
Sewing class students with Miss Ila
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Yayasan Usaha Mulia / Foundation for Noble Work

Location: Jakarta, DKI - Indonesia
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Project Leader:
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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