- YCAB Foundation is the only NGO from Indonesia in the NGO Advisor’s TOP 50 NGOs
- Moving up to the TOP 50 NGO motivates YCAB Foundation to concentrate even more in developing programs focusing in empowering underprivileged youth to be independent through education and financial inclusion
- Multi-sector collaboration is needed to develop youth in Indonesia, hand in hand with the Extension of Goodness spirit
Jakarta, June 29th 2016 – YCAB Foundation’s commitment to create bigger impact to underprivileged youth in Indonesia receives acknowledgement in the international world. This year, YCAB is ranked #49 in the TOP 500 NGOs, moving up from #63 in 2014. In 2013, YCAB entered the TOP 500 NGOs at number #74.
The TOP 500 NGOs rating is released by NGO Advisor, a Geneva-based independent media organization which promotes innovation, impact and governance in the nonprofit sector.
“When we got into the TOP 500 NGOs the first time in 2013, we were excited because the nationalism spirit started to develop. We are so proud to be able to bring the Indonesian flag in the NGO world map. We are grateful that our efforts to change the lives of underprivileged youth are recognized by the international world. Our hope is two folds. First, with this achievement, we hope we are empowered to spread even bigger impact to underprivileged kids; second, we hope this will open many other possible partnerships with corporations and government because we realize that YCAB cannot do it alone,” says Veronica Colondam, the CEO and Founder YCAB Foundation.
To be at the #49 position drives YCAB to develop programs that align with the needs of underprivileged youth through financial opportunities and education. “The most important thing is how our programs can change the world of youth and become inheritance for them to live better and independent,” adds Veronica.
At this point, YCAB also has an international representative with an office in New York, United States. YCAB INTERNATIONAL is registered as a nonprofit under section 501 (c)(3), which gives tax deduction to US donors.
Moreover, YCAB Foundation also received UN Special Consultative Status of Economics and Social Council since 2007.
Up until this year, YCAB Foundation has impacted more than 3 million underprivileged youth in 7 countries, mostly in Indonesia. YCAB program includes healthy lifestyle promotion, education and economic empowerment. “We want to reach at least 5 million people in 2020. Because of it, we want to invite more people to become Extension of Goodness. Although there are still many works to be done, but with multi-sector collaboration, we are sure that we can reach more youth,” says Veronica.
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