Jakarta, November 27, 2015 – YCAB Foundation is partnering with HSBC Indonesia to support a 4-year education project called, ‘Anak Bangsa Siap Berkarya’. The programme will support 5,000 school students through a series of workshops about getting ready for employment and learning about entrepreneurship. As well as supporting school students, the program will also support Indonesian women to become micro-entrepreneurs.
The programme was launched by Bapak Ir. Khairul Anwar, Ministry of Indonesian Labour, Mr. Summit Dutta, Country Manager and Chief Executive HSBC Indonesia, and Mrs. Veronica Colondam, Founder and CEO of YCAB Foundation at Gedung Arsip Nasional today on Friday, November 27th, 2015.
The ‘Anak Bangsa Siap Berkarya’ programme will be hosted in five major cities in Indonesia: Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya and Medan. It will run from the end of 2015 through to the end of 2019.
Sumit Dutta said, “We’re delighted to support the ‘Anak Bangsa Siap Berkarya’ programme in helping Indonesian youth find the path that’s best suited for life after their studies. There are many opportunities and different career paths available to young people today. We want to play a role in preparing their readiness to seize these opportunities and make their dreams come true. ”
HSBC’s contribution is part of a series of community investments being made globally to mark HSBC’s 150th anniversary. Overall USD150 million of additional funding has been committed to community projects over three years (2015-2017) around the world.
The ‘Anak Bangsa Siap Berkarya’ project consists of 3 sub-programs:
- Employment and Entrepreneurship
‘Anak Bangsa Siap Berkarya’ provides students with theoretical as well as practical education about entrepreneurship and employment. Students will have access to receive training on important life skills such as professional attitude, interpersonal skills, resume writing, job interviews etc. In terms of entrepreneurship, they will receive ‘Ready-to-Business’ training on financial management as well as how to develop and implement new business ideas.
- Empowerment programme
This program is designed to support women who aspire to be micro-entrepreneurs. The program will be delivered in low-socio economic areas. It’s designed to support to 10,000 women to become entrepreneurs in 4 years.
- Education volunteering programme
To help develop an ongoing programme, HSBC Indonesia and the YCAB Foundation (Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa) will set up four Learning Centers across Indonesia to deliver ongoing vocational education. The advice and support will be delivered by volunteers from HSBC Indonesia.
Veronica mentioned, “Collaboration between HSBC Indonesia and YCAB Foundation has been running for 3 years. We hope that “Anak Bangsa Siap Berkarya” can give long term impact, especially to help bring down the youth unemployment rate in Indonesia. I see the commitment from HSBC to always support education for the under-served community”.