Last year Sandiaga S. Uno and friends from Berlari Untuk Berbagi/BUB (Run to Share) ran in the New York Marathon to help the underprivileged Indonesian.
The money raised was donated to YCAB Foundation to help funding the two programs of which one is the microfinance and the other is the Rumah Belajar (learning centre).
The microfinance program that is supported by this program is managed by Koperasi YCAB Manggarai branch and it is to empower women micro-entrepreneurs in this neighbourhood.
The Rumah Belajar in Manggarai, also supported by PT Tower Bersama Infrastructure Group (TBIG), provides the women’s children and other underprivileged children in getting education including digital inclusion program and English classes. This learning center was opened on 6 June 2012.
To celebrate one year partnership between YCAB Foundation and Berlari untuk Berbagi, a gathering was held with some BUB runners, representatives from women micro-entrepreneur, Koperasi YCAB, and YCAB Foundation team in Rumah Belajar TBIG on 23 November 2012. The celebration was also held to celebrate the 3rd year anniversary of Koperasi YCAB.
Founder/CEO YCAB Foundation Veronica Colondam, Founder BUB Sandiaga S. Uno, and CEO PT Multistrada Arah Sarana Pieter Tanuri Tbk. took picture in one of the classes in Rumah Belajar TBIG. Sandiaga S. Uno also visited English laboratory and the computer class. In the English class, Sandiaga S. Uno interacted with the students and taught them the English words for human body parts.
After visiting the class, Founder BUB Sandiaga S. Uno and some BUB runners expressed their gratitude towards Koperasi YCAB. Their efforts at New York Marathon last year had brought a huge impact to the underprivileged community in Manggarai. Currently, Koperasi YCAB Manggarai branch has 1,753 active micro-loan clients, and educated 289 students in Rumah Belajar TBIG.
Founder BUB Sandiaga S. Uno and Founder/CEO YCAB Foundation Veronica Colondam made the cut of the “tumpeng” (the traditional rice dish for celebrations) as a symbol of gratitude for the first anniversary of partnership between YCAB Foundation and BUB. Before closing the event, Sandiaga S. Uno and Operational Director of Koperasi YCAB Dominikus Rahmat had a dialogue about entrepreneurship with the women micro-entrepreneur.