Three Pillars Program Activity of YCAB Foundation in Seasons City
Jakarta, 28 June 2011 – YCAB Foundation hosted an event involving thousands of high school students in Jakarta. The event, which was held in Season City Mall, also featured performances from some of Indonesia’s celebrated musicians, such as The Biang K-Rocks, Stand Up, GNP Group, and Calvin Orosa. The event was aimed to promote the manifestation of the three pillars of YCAB programs that focus on youth development, i.e. Healthy Lifestyle Promotion (HeLP), House of Learning and Development (HoLD), and Hands-on Operation for Entrepreneurship (HOpE).
“Currently we are not only involved in anti-drug campaigns, as we are also committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle to keep youth away from drug abuse and free sex. This reflects YCAB Foundation’s commitment to motivate the Indonesian people to become more independent,” said General Secretary of YCAB Foundation dr. Iskandar Irwan Hukom.
The event, which was held two days after International Day against Drugs Abuse and Illicit Trafficking campaign, also introduced Do Something Indonesia – a new program of YCAB Foundation which was adopted from a U.S. online youth program. “Do Something Indonesia” will commence in July 2011 with some simple and various activities in several social issues, i.e.: environmental, education, etc to encourage Indonesian youth contribute positively to their surroundings. The program will be published on Do Something Indonesia’s website, in hopes of engaging active participation from young people, both online and offline.
“We hope that Do Something Indonesia can become as successful as the program in the U.S. which already involved millions of young people as well as Hollywood actors/actresses. We also want to invite Indonesian youth through our social media activities and website, with the support of some Indonesian celebrated figures,” said Manager of Do Something Indonesia Gilbert Claymont.
Within the same day, YCAB Foundation was also inaugurated a handy-craft and ladies accessories class in collaboration with Seasons City Mall, targeting underprivileged youth. The program will be started in July, offering recycled handy-craft classes in the morning and ladies accessories class in the afternoon. In order to extend an opportunity for the participants to sell the products, YCAB Foundation and Seasons City would also provide space to display the handicrafts to visitors.
“As an organization that focuses on youth development, YCAB Foundation has a number of entrepreneurship development programs which provide vocational skills training and seed capital for entrepreneurship. The program’s main objective is to enable Indonesian youth to be independent through education provision and economic assistance,” said Director of Hands-on Operation for Entrepreneurship (HoPE) Firza Imam Putra.
During the event which also had the support of Lindt Chocolate, Excelkomindo, Multistrada, and the Seasons City Mall, Secretary General of YCAB Foundation dr. Iskandar Irwan Hukom offered a look into YCAB’s history. He explained the organizational transformation from fighting an anti-drug abuse to youth development. “Many people are familiar with YCAB Foundation as an organization which is focused on anti-drug campaigns. However, in 2003 we began our involvement with the field of education through the House of Learning and Development (HoLD) program, as well as entrepreneurship through our Hands-on Operation for Entrepreneurship (HoPE) program in 2009. All of our programs focus on the area of youth development, promoting independence among Indonesian youth.”
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About Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB Foundation)
Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (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 Foundation 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.
For further information, please visit: www.ycabfoundation.org
Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB Foundation)
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