“My name is Aldi. I am the 3rd of 6 siblings. When my friends advised me to join Rumah Belajar YCAB instead of quitting school, I applied to RB YCAB and have been studying there since 2nd grade of middle school till today when I am already in the 2nd grade of high school.
With the affordable tuition, teachers that care for their students, and extracurricular activities that prepare me for work, I’m delighted to have the chance to study at RB YCAB.
While studying at RB YCAB, I’m working as an online driver to help my family's finances and to pay for my sibling’s tuition. I am also in the middle of saving up for university so I can achieve my dream of becoming a successful restaurateur and make my parents proud.”
With donations from people like YOU, we can support many Aldi(s) and cause a loving ripple effect. Please support us to keep helping Indonesian youth. Your benevolence and kindness mean a lot to us. Thank you.
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Rumah Belajar students continued with hybrid learning and thrived despite the circumstances and recurring challenges. Some of our students, who are overachievers, were granted the scholarship at Global Sevilla, one of private schools in Jakarta.
“I am very fortunate and grateful to have such a memorable learning experience. With the skills that I obtained from the scholarship, it allowed me to work as a Sales Executive at a mall in Jakarta. Not only that, but with my willingness and determination, I continued my studies at Uhamka, the Islamic Education study program.
YCAB PKBM taught me many valuable lessons and life skills that I can apply to my work and school opportunities. Thus, the scholarship allowed me to apply the skills I have learned and received a higher education that I did not initially plan for myself.
I hope that YCAB Foundation can use their resources efficiently to open doors for other passionate and driven students like myself, for a better future for them and their family.” shared Vina, one of Rumah Belajar graduates of 2021.
Vina's story is one of the motivating factors that keeps us going. We are utterly grateful for your support and dedication during these tough times. With your assistance, we are continuing to thrive in what we do in the most efficient and effective way possible. Thanks to you, our students are set to achieve their dreams.
“Help others achieve their dreams, and you will achieve yours”
YCAB Foundation’s Rumah Belajar reopened its first school gates to students to sit and study in the physical classrooms in October 2021, following the Indonesian government’s regulations. Thanks to your kindness, our students have experienced online learning with its best perks and are now mentally preparing themselves for offline school.
Activities done face-to-face at school are crucial to students’ development and well-being. They provide academic instruction, support for developing social and emotional skills, safety, physical/speech, and mental health therapy, and opportunities for physical activity. While the pandemic hit us hard in 2020, schools were forced to shift and students were sent home to study remotely. This has definitely impacted our students’ and teachers’ way of doing traditional schooling.
We acknowledge that for many students in Indonesia, the educational gaps that existed before the pandemic—in access, opportunities, achievement, and outcomes—are expanding. Many of these impacts are falling disproportionately on students who went into the pandemic with the greatest educational needs and fewest opportunities—those from historically marginalized and underserved groups.
Online schooling has become another obstacle in our students’ daily lives. Inequity in devices, internet access, and data packages are one of the many challenges that they need to face. This has certainly needed additional costs which are not small to our students, whose families are struggling to make ends meet.
With school reopening and activities back to their normal state, students, teachers, and educators of YCAB Foundation Rumah Belajar will follow strict health protocols and only those who are fully vaccinated can come to school. This initiative is hoped to minimize transmission of COVID-19 among students and staff in Rumah Belajar and to their families and the broader community.
We, YCAB Foundation, want to take stock and begin the hard work of building our Rumah Belajar to get back better and stronger—with the resolve necessary to ensure that our schools are defined not by disparities but by equality and opportunity for all students to flourish and thrive.
Once again, we want to thank you for your benevolence and kindness. With your support, students under the wings of our YCAB Foundation’s Rumah Belajar continue to study, reaching their dreams, one step at a time.
The COVID-19 pandemic has involuntary inquired the world to engage in the pervasive use of virtual learning. And while online and distance learning has been used before to maintain continuity in education, such as in the aftermath of flood and other natural courses of disaster, the scale of the current crisis is unprecedented. This, has forced students and educators across all levels of education to rapidly adapt to online learning.
Online learning is described as learning experiences using various electronic devices (e.g. computers, laptops, smartphones, etc.) with internet availability in synchronous or asynchronous environmental conditions. Online e-learning could be a platform that makes the process of education more student-centered, creative, and flexible.
Fast forward to 2021, and various further educational innovations have occurred to make the universal adoption of remote learning a possibility. One key challenge is access. Here, extensive problems remain, including the lack of Internet connectivity in some locations, especially rural ones, and basic daily necessities that needs addressing such as food and electricity bills. As school break is over and students are back to online-learning, challenges to online school learning remains. However, all these students’ experiences are now better facilitated and delivered to our students, much obliged to you. Knowing that our students are in a time of situational instability, your continuous contribution is extra special to them. Thank you for your generous act of giving during this tumultuous time and thank you for creating a way to help our students.
The YCAB Foundation team
It has been a year since the pandemic hit and a year since we find ourselves forced to adapt to new ways of working and interacting. Against all odds, we continue to do good works here at YCAB, and have succeeded in accomplishing many great things, thanks to the help of many, including yours.
We have officially opened Rumah Batik Semarang, and it now provides 30 students with the opportunity to learn how to create Batik, one of Indonesia's proud heritage. Our campaign, LightUp Indonesia, has also accumulated a total of IDR 9,450,683,254, successfully aiding 100.077 families in 34 provinces across Indonesia.
Throughout the year, YCAB has also collaborated with fantastic partners namely, HSBC Indonesia, Youth Business International (YBI), Google.org, Facebook, Garena, and Mastercard, to provide support to women and children across Indonesia.
As of 2020, together with HSBC Indonesia, YCAB successfully impacted 10.045 youth through Anak Bangsa Siap Berkarya (ABSB) and prepared them for work readiness, and reached 1.040 youth through High Impact Program (HIP) by helping them obtain relevant industry standard skills to ensure long-term employment, decent jobs, and entrepreneurships. Not only youth, but with HSBC Indonesia, we also trained and reached 94.250 women through Women Entrepreneur Empowerment (WEE) and successfully assisted 260 participants through Resiliency For Women & Farmers (WR) by creating business opportunities for female and farmer-owned MSMEs by presenting a comprehensive, long-term solution to the complex problems they face as a result of COVID-19.
With Youth Business International (YBI), which was funded by Google.org, YCAB also responded to the pandemic and supported 1.175 underserved women entrepreneurs through our Rapid Response Recovery Program.
Furthermore, through 3 seperate programs, YCAB also successfully accelerated the growth of digital talents involving teachers and students across Indonesia. Asah Digital with Facebook impacted 800 teachers and 1.600 students; Guru Digital with Garena successfully impacted 737 teachers and 30.200 students; Mastercard Girls4Tech with Mastercard impacted 7.977 students. To know more about the exciting programs YCAB is a part of and the impact that has been achieved, come on over and visit us at our website!
2020 has been a whirlwind of a year, and it was certainly a challenging one. We look forward to the new opportunities 2021 will bring and together with your continuous support, let us continue to thrive and create change!
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