Vocational Skills and Entrepreneurship Development Through a Partnership with Binus University and Rudy Hadisuwarno
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Jakarta, 29 May 2011 – Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB Foundation) officially launched a Beauty House (Rumah Cantik) and hospitality class to provide vocational skills trainings to underprivileged and school dropouts in West Jakarta area. The trainings are part of the Hands-on Operation for Entrepreneurship (HOpE) program, and it also provided for students in House of Learning (Rumah Belajar).
Rumah Cantik and hospitality class are located in Rumah Belajar YCAB Foundation which located in Duta Buntu, West Jakarta. Rumah Cantik was established through a partnership with Rudy Hadisuwarno. This is YCAB’s early initiative prior to opening a beauty saloon business, which will provide a job and training program for students who have finished the beauty saloon training program. Meanwhile, the hospitality class which was established through a partnership with Binus University, is one of the vocational skills classes provided by YCAB Foundation for Rumah Belajar students.
”Rumah Cantik and Hospitality Class are part of our programs in youth development; a symbol of our commitment to enabling Indonesian youth to be independent,” said Founder/CEO YCAB Foundation Veronica Colondam.
The hospitality class was created as YCAB Foundation detected promising potential in the hospitality industry in Indonesia. The class will be held once a week and the students will get six modules within nine months, provided by lecturers from the Faculty of Hotel Management Binus University. They will also received certification from Binus Center. This kind of standardization was set up by YCAB Foundation in order to fulfill quality assurance. Previously YCAB Foundaiton has partnered with Rudy Hadisuwarno for beauty saloon course and Sophie Paris for sewing bag course.
For Rudy Hadisuwarno, this partnership is in line with the vision and mission of ”Education Institution Rudy Hadisuwarno” to facilitate Indonesians in getting education on hair styling and make up. While for Binus University, the partnership with YCAB Foundation is a part of its community service agenda, a manifestation of the third point of the Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi (three values of higher education). Binus University is concerned about community development, especially the underprivileged youth, by giving vocational skills trainings to help them attain better opportunities.
”We’ve been in partnership with Binus University since 2004 for computer and English certifications. Our current initiative to set up the hospitality class was encouraged by the bright prospect of the hospitality industry in the future. Through this program, the young can build careers in this area or become restaurateurs,” said the Director of HopE Program Firza Imam Putra.
HOpE provides programs to develop entrepreneurship skills of the students. The number of entrepreneurs in Indonesia which less than 2 percent of the total population is needs to be improved in order to accelerate national economic growth.
”Rumah Cantik YCAB Foundation will become a job and training center for the students who have passed the beauty saloon vocational training. It is also opened for public and will also help the students to practice their skills prior working in real beauty saloons or opening their own business” Firza closed.
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About Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa
Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa 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 organizations that already have the facility of tax reductions (tax deductions) through section 501 (c) (3).
YCAB Foundation aims to establish independence in adolescents with a comprehensive development approach through the Healthy Lifestyle Promotion (HELP), House of Learning and Development (HOLD), and Hands-on Operation for Entrepreneurship (HOPE).
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