In a heartwarming display of unity and compassion, YCAB, YPP (Yayasan Pundi Amal Peduli Kasih), UC (United Creative), and RANS Entertainment have joined forces to extend a helping hand to the victims of the devastating earthquake that struck Cianjur on November 21st, 2022. The earthquake, registering at a magnitude of 5.6, left in its wake a tragic toll of 603 lives lost, over 7,000 injured, 114,683 displaced individuals, and a staggering count of 63,000 buildings razed, including 532 schools. The aftermath of this calamity has cast a long shadow over the welfare and education of the local children, who now face a daunting challenge to continue their studies.
Amid this challenging scenario, the combined efforts of YPP, United Creative, RANS Entertainment, and the generous contribution from YCAB have culminated in an impressive fundraising total of Rp279,266,472. This sum will be further augmented by YCAB’s matching donation, bringing the total funds raised to Rp545,414,832. This commendable feat has paved the way for a vital initiative aimed at alleviating the hardships endured by the affected communities.
The funds procured through this collaborative initiative will be channeled into impactful avenues of assistance. A pivotal aspect involves providing much-needed furniture will be supplied to the affected schools, fostering an environment conducive to learning and growth. This concerted effort is crucial to enable students to embark on a fresh academic term with resilience and optimism.
As part of the response strategy, an in-depth assessment of the affected areas is currently underway. This comprehensive evaluation will serve to identify the schools most gravely affected by the earthquake’s aftermath. While the government has committed to rebuilding the damaged schools, the provision of essential educational furniture and equipment remains a challenge yet to be addressed.
The forthcoming assistance will encompass a range of provisions to fortify the affected schools, including chairs, tables, whiteboards, stationery, laptops for teachers, and educational resources. A specialized training program in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is also in the offing. This innovative program aims not only to motivate students to reengage with their studies but also to equip them with skills that are increasingly vital in today’s rapidly evolving world.
Integral to this initiative is the overarching goal of providing equal opportunities, particularly through STEM education. The program aspires to cultivate a paradigm shift in young minds, sparking curiosity, analytical thinking, and a passion for STEM subjects and careers. The educational module will be delivered through offline training, with an engaging web-based educational game as the platform.