Jakarta, 27 March 2023– In collaboration with Trimegah Securities, YCAB Foundation launched the Green Smart Leaders (GSL) training program for 100 vocational high school students in Jakarta which has been implemented from January to March 2023.
Environmental issues have moved the global community to be more active and aware of the importance of maintaining a sustainable environment around us. The concept of Environmental Social Governance (ESG), which has begun to be widely adopted into corporate practice, is an attempt by the global community to create a more sustainable economic development.
Together with Trimegah Securities, YCAB Foundation is both attentive and actively involved to partake in environmental and social empowerment initiatives by launching the Green Smart Leaders training program for youth. As many as 100 grade 10 vocational high school students in West Jakarta will receive this intervention to increase awareness and to educate youth in environmental issues, particularly in understanding waste management as well as the effects of climate change. They will be taught to practice a sustainable lifestyle through efficient water, paper, and electricity consumption. In addition, students will also be capable of elevating themselves to become social entrepreneurs through utilizing recycled waste into marketable products. The training spans over 3 months and will be assisted by 4 teachers in 2 schools in West Jakarta. Furthermore, students will be given recycling project assignments with assistance and mentoring from teachers until the final results of the students’ work will be displayed in an exhibition. Through this program, students are expected to develop their creativity, hone critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as fostering teamwork.
Employees from Trimegah Securities are also involved in the training programme in the hopes that Trimegah employees will also have a high awareness of environmental protection and can contribute to overcoming climate change and global warming.
“Departing from the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) initiatives that have gained international recognition over the past few years, Trimegah has gradually begun to integrate sustainable finance principles into its business and operational activities. As a form of Trimegah’s concern for the environment, through the opportunity to collaborate with YCAB Foundation on the Green Smart Leaders Program, we hope to foster young people’s concern for social and environmental issues and adopt a sustainable lifestyle from an early age,” said Philmon Samuel Tanuri, President Director of Trimegah Securities
“This program that stems from the collaboration between YCAB Foundation and Trimegah Securities is vital to increase awareness and to educate the younger generation in environmental protection as well as providing opportunities for them to become social entrepreneurs through utilizing marketable recycled products. We hope that with this collaboration, we can contribute to creating a better and more sustainable environmental ecosystem.” said Veronica Colondam, Founder and CEO of YCAB Foundation.
YCAB Foundation and Trimegah Securities believe that Indonesia’s young generation must cultivate a high sense of environmental awareness and concern in order to protect environmental health and ensure sustainability and for a better life and future.