YCAB Foundation has emerged at number 74 in the Global Journal 2013
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Jakarta, 28 January 2013 – The Global Journal, an online media with headquarter in Geneva, Switzerland focuses on social and developmental issues, had just published The Top 100 NGOs 2013 from 450 selected NGOs in the world. The 100 NGOs were selected and ranked based on their program’s impact, innovation, and sustainability. YCAB Foundation was the only one NGO from Indonesia which listed as one of 100 Top NGOs in the world, at number 74, and come forth to be ahead of a few well-known international NGO such as World Vision at number 78 (United Kingdom) and Greenpeace at number 89 (Netherlands). The 1st position is BRAC (Bangladesh), while the 100th is Akilah Institute For Women (Rwanda).
YCAB Foundation was founded in 1999, YCAB seeks to enable youth to be independent through educational provisions, economic assistance and welfare creation for a better and sustainable future. Up to 2012, we have brought about impact to over 2 million youth in Indonesia. In 2007, YCAB was granted United Nation-ECOSOC Special Consultative Status. A few years later in 2011, YCAB went global through the establishment of YCAB International, a non-profit section 510 (c)(3) organization head-quartered in New York, United States.
Founder /CEO YCAB Foundation Veronica Colondam stated that YCAB success was made possible by all YCAB team’s hardwork, Government support and all stakeholders’ trust in our programs.
Last year, Veronica was selected as 2012 Social Entrepreneur Awardees by Schwab Foundation, which is managed by World Economic Forum (WEF), because of YCAB Foundation sustainability structure where YCAB Foundation activities are supported by all the profit centers within YCAB Social Enterprise. “This award, will be a catalyst in the begininng of 2013 to encourage YCAB Foundation team to be more innovative in implementing all the programs and enabling youth independence. We are also commited to enlarge our program scope to Least Developed Country (LDC) as an effort to bring an even bigger impact to the society in the world”, said Veronica. “In addition, YCAB Foundation would like to share our best practice and verify our capability to replicate our social change model through a sustainable and replicable social investment.”
In addition to publishing the top 100 NGO in the world, the Global Journal also discusses the increased impact of NGOs presence in the different phases of the modern world. They are also active in introducing all the global philanthropist and their contibution. According to Public Interest Registry (PIR), who is responsible in managing the database of domain .org for the whole world, there are about 10 million NGOs in the world. In multulateral contect, the number of accredated NGO in United Nations went up from 40 in 1945 to 3,536 at the end of 2011. For additional information regarding the Top 100 NGOs 2013, please visit www.theglobaljournal.net.
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About YCAB Foundation
YCAB Foundation is an independent non-profit organization in Indonesia that was established in August 1999 and became a global organization in 2011 through YCAB Foundation. YCAB Foundation is headquartered in New York and is registered as a non-profit organization with tax deductions facility through section 501 (c) (3).
Over the years, YCAB has evolved into a social enterprise with a focus in youth development by improving their well-being through three areas of concentration: healthy lifestyle promotion, education provision, and economic empowerment.
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