Jakarta, 3rd October 2017 – After graduated from high school/ vocational school, young students in Indonesia are usually questions themselves, whether they need to continue their study to higher education level, to work, or to start their own business. To become an entrepreneur, education in schools has not maximized the ability of students to develop ideas and become creative entrepreneurs.
Entering the era of ASEAN Economic Community at the end of this year, Indonesia requires more young entrepreneurs to improve economy condition, because currently the percentage of entrepreneurs in Indonesia only reached 1.65%, which relatively low compared with other Asian countries. Indonesia should create more than 17 million new jobs throughout 2013-2020 (ILO, 2013).
As a concern for this issue, YCAB Foundation supported by Uber Indonesia organizes a program which is a part of UberEntrepreneur. The program is scheduled to reach 150 Uber partners’ children in Jakarta area.
Young participants will be invited to share the meaning and purpose of their lives. In addition, participants are invited to understand the importance of making long term life plans. They will be assisted to explore what kind of things are meaningful in their lives so as to determine what are their life targets and aspirations.
In addition, participants will be given material about entrepreneurship thus they will able to understand what are the advantages and disadvantages either when they choose to work and build a career or when they chose to become entrepreneurs. Participants will be taught several steps to create a business until they are able to plan it holistically.
This program was introduced to Uber partners and media crews at the UberEntrepreneur launching event in Bundaran HI area, Jakarta. This event was attended by Firza Imam Putra, Head of Development and Communications of YCAB Foundation.