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

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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Students eagerly waiting for class
Students eagerly waiting for class

I'm sure you have once asked yourself what you wanted to do in life... Every young person goes through the same dilemma! Recently, with the help of volunteer Lyn Everingham who is a psychosocial vocational & enterprise mentor, the YUM Vocational Training Center added an improvement to the program by providing vocational assessment to assist the students to gain insight into their personality and career values which best suit their profile. In a series of simple card matching exercises, individual students can self evaluate their character and priorities as well as matching their personal interests and strengths to the career. Some students have dreams and aspirations which may be unrealistic or inconsistent. However, through these activities guided by dialogue with a vocational teacher, we hope to target their energy to a realistic career plan.

Career planning and assessment is popular in the business community particularly in the corporate sector where the Myers Briggs type assessment is well known. Assisting young people to develop this personal insight at a young age, can be an efficient way to clarify their educational and career goals. By understanding personal strengths and vulnerabilities, each person is more likely to understand how to find the most satisfying employment which is realistic for their life circumstances.

Would you like to continue helping more students at the VTC? GlobalGiving is helping us get more donations this end of year. By donating on #GivingTuesday (Tuesday 29 November), your donation will be matched by 50%! The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has generously provided $500,000 in matching funds for #GivingTuesday, enabling GlobalGiving to match donations up to the first $1 million raised! Matching will begin at midnight EST and conclude at 11:59:59 pm EST or when funds run out. This is the largest amount of donations GlobalGiving has matched in one day!

If that's not enough to be excited about, GlobalGiving will also be matching new recurring donations starting from November 29th until December 31st! A generous anonymous donor has agreed to match new monthly donations at 200% up to $100 per donor

We're extremely excited about these opportunities and we hope that you are too! Please help us spread the word to your family and friends. Happy holiday from us all! :)

Lyn working with the students
Lyn working with the students
Getting to know oneself and each other
Getting to know oneself and each other
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Our expert presents to the students
Our expert presents to the students

One of the aims of the Cipanas Vocational Training Center is to help the older students, those in their last year of High School, to gain more employability. Besides making sure they have added skills to their CV, during every term, we organise 1 to 2 Job Seeking Skill Workshops. The aim of this activity is to prepare the students in getting a job in the future. The students learn how write an attractive curriculum vitae and prepare themselves for an interview. They learn directly from an expert, who are managers and can therefore easily explain what are a company’s needs and expectations.

In our latest workshop, we held a group discussion session and worked on a job interview simulation. The students were divided into groups and given a few questions that are frequently asked during the interview. They discussed which answer was the best according to their group and a representative presented their answer in front of the class. Next, a role-play was organised where the expert played the interviewer while some of the students played the interviewee. The whole class was able to learn how to perform well in an interview. Practice makes perfect!

This end of year, we would like your help with another of YUM's projects, a library and early childhood learning centre in West Java which is currently looking for donors to keep it alive. This award-winning project is up on GlobalGiving and you can view the project here

GlobalGiving is providing four amazing opportunities for you to make the most out of your donation:

1. Little By Little By Little Campaign: from October 25th to November 1st, all donations up to £50 via globalgiving.co.uk will be matched at 50%!

2. #GivingTuesday: on November 29th, for the first half million dollars raised, all costs of transaction processing on donations is covered by a generous donor! So your donation goes fully to your chosen organisation!

3. Year End Donations: on November 29th, there is $20,000 available in bonus prizes and after that until December 31st, there is an another $10,000 available in bonus prizes!

4. Recurring Match Donations: from November 29th to December 31st, any new recurring donation will be matched 100% on the fourth month! If you were to set up a recurring donation on #GivingTuesday, your donation would be free of transaction costs, contribute towards our goals of reaching one of the $20,000 bonus prizes AND be matched at 100% on the fourth months. That's A LOT for one donation :)

Please know that we are extremely grateful for donors like you for all the help you are providing to our projects! Thank you for being part of our community!

Warm regards,

Yayasan Usaha Mulia (YUM)

Job interview role-play
Job interview role-play
The students doing a group discussion
The students doing a group discussion
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Location: Jakarta, DKI - Indonesia
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Yolanda Utami Nilasari
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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