The theme of Journey to Impact was chosen to celebrate YCAB’s journey August 13, 1999. After two decades of existence, YCAB has reached around 3.5 million young people in Indonesia. YCAB has now also evolved into a social enterprise group with several business units. Including YCAB Ventures, which provides ultra-microcredit to economically challenged mothers on condition that during the loan period, the children of these mothers are prohibited from dropping out of school. This evolution makes YCAB able to allocate 100 percent of public donations into the social programs. Most strategically to Rumah Belajar located in 11 provinces in Indonesia which are dedicated to broaden education access for youths from economically challenged family.
Rumah Belajar YCAB in Bangli, Bali, was established in collaboration with Bali United. Currently there are 154 students at Rumah Belajar YCAB Bangli undergoing various educational programs, including computer courses, only by paying Rp10,000 each month. “For twenty years YCAB has contributed to the education of Indonesia’s young generation through Rumah Belajar program. As the digital era continues to develop, we hope YCAB will always provide young people with the skills needed to improve their competitiveness in the world of work. We are sure that YCAB will continue to grow and reach more people. Bali United is ready to be YCAB’s partner on the journey to empower Indonesian youth,” said Yabes Tanuri, CEO of Bali United.
This year Bali United is determined to support the AOC with donations in the style of ‘triple matching donations’ in which every rupiah collected will be multiplied by three to give three times larger impact. This year the total amount of donations raised is Rp 2,398,953,420. “Bali United is not only interested in business or pursuing the title of champion but also concerned with the welfare of others. It is the essence of Bali United to become Beyond Football. We hope that Bali United can continue to work with YCAB in reaching more and more children of the nation,” said Jimmy Wiyono, as President Commissioner of Bali United.
Veronica Colondam, CEO and founder of YCAB, greatly appreciated Bali United’s support. “We are planning a collaboration of YCAB and Bali United to advance women’s football. We are very excited to encourage the involvement of women in the world of football which has been dominated by men. In YCAB’s perspective, this is one form of empowerment of young women that has a positive impact on the development of superior human resources in Indonesia. ”
Various forms of support collected from AOC 2019 will encourage YCAB to achieve the target of reaching five million young people in Indonesia by 2020, through programs that are being developed, such as preparing inclusive financial products that are more focused on education