13 Oct Central Bank of Indonesia – Women for Nation
The potential for women in Indonesia is enormous. Women constitute only 36.4% of the total workforce in Indonesia. In fact, almost half of the population (49.66%) is women.
Looking at this situation, YCAB with Bank Indonesia implement an integrated program called Women for Nation. This program targets four areas of life in the span of 3 years: financial literacy, urban farming, waste management and micro business empowerment.
As a pilot project, this program will reach 3,000 women micro entrepreneurs with a multiplier effect that will reach 2,000 female youth through Youthpreneur training both in Jakarta and Tangerang.
Pic: Veronica Colondam delivered an opening speech at the Women for Nation launching
On Monday, October 10th 2016, the Women for Nation program is officially launched at Bank Indonesia Museum, Jakarta. This event was attended by Bank Indonesia Senior Deputy Governor, Mirza Adityaswara, Bank Indonesia Director of Communication Department, Arbonas Hutabarat, Head of Jakarta Women, Planned Parenthood and Society Empowerment Organization, Dien Emawati, and CEO / Founder YCAB Foundation Veronica Colondam.
The honored guest also had the opportunity to see and enjoy some of the beneficiaries‘ products.
Pic: One of the beneficiaries’ product, Rosiana with her craft and handmade products.
“We believe that this integrated program aimed to increase women’s quality, will automatically increase welfare and quality of life across generation”, said Veronica during the launching.
Let’s follow the development of this program through our social media: @ycabfoundation