Provide Skills for Indonesian Unemployed Youth

by Yayasan Usaha Mulia / Foundation for Noble Work
Apr 5, 2013

VTC as the Vanguard

Make a woven bag from plastic wrap
Make a woven bag from plastic wrap

VTC has started its third term since January 7th, 2013 by opening 10 classes of 4 training types; Computer, English, Sewing and Hospitality. Upon the registration and placement test, VTC accepted around 161 participants. Comparing to previous term, number of participants in 3rd term is 25% less due to lack of funding to open more classes.

In this term, we still implement the same regulations and system which is only those who pass the final test and meet 70% of the attendance will receive certificate and 100% refund.  However, those who have less than 70% attendance will only receive 50% refund and not receive certificate.

The enthusiasm of participants at the beginning was high which is shown on the attendance list in the first 4 weeks.  After 4 weeks running the 3rd term, VTC  face challenges especially to maintain its attendance rate.   Some of participants had to discontinue due to time conflict with their other activities schedule at school which include final exam preparation or internship program.

With all the challenges faced, we do believe that through a sincere purpose to help disadvantaged youths, to enable them to compete in job market, there is  always a way to get through the challenges. In order to ensure the project implementation meet the objective, we schedule and perform regular  monitoring and evaluation. In the same time, we strive to accommodate more beneficiaries who are unable to get the opportunity to attend the trainings by providing  several workshops; Computer Teacher Workshop, English Teacher Workshop, Sewing Workshop and Job Seeking Skills Workshop.

As results  the workshops indeed attract  many participants and we received positive feedback and request from participants  for conducting  similar workshops  on regular basis. In total our workshops attended by 34 teachers and 148 students. 

Thanks to all volunteers who gave their time and effors to share the knowledge and experience in VTC programs which benefit to all participants. Following are some testimonials from participants:

“It’s very interesting and can be used in the school.”  Heri, a teacher from SDN Cikole.

“Hopefully there will always be more training to improve the quality of teaching. It's very attractive, innovative and fun.” Zaeni Arief Al Rasyid, a teacher from SMPN 1 Sukaresmi.

Currently, VTC  is finalizing the 3rd term by conducting final test in order to measure  improvement of each participants from what they received in the last 3 months of training. We have a great hope that the students can benefit from VTC and be able to implement it  in their life; not only to improve their skills and knowledge to face the world of work but also to contribute in reducing the unemployment rate. As a vanguard, VTC always try to voice the needs of those in need, especially for disadvantaged youths around Cipanas YUM Village.

Job Seeking Skills Workshop - Interview Session
Job Seeking Skills Workshop - Interview Session
Group Games at English Workshop for Teacher
Group Games at English Workshop for Teacher
Certificate Distribution of Computer Workshop
Certificate Distribution of Computer Workshop
Coloring and Designing of Patchwork
Coloring and Designing of Patchwork
Playing Scrabble in English Classes
Playing Scrabble in English Classes

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Yayasan Usaha Mulia / Foundation for Noble Work

Location: Jakarta, DKI - Indonesia
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Yolanda Utami Nilasari
Program Development and Donor Relations Coordinator
Jakarta, Indonesia
$9,641 raised of $19,167 goal
171 donations
$9,526 to go
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