Asia Philanthropy Circle Visits YUM Cipanas
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Yayasan Usaha Mulia (YUM) recently hosted a visit from Asia Philanthropy Circle (APC) and like-minded education enthusiasts to our community development centre on December 12th.
The aim of the visit was to show fellow practitioners a project that integrates education, health and community development activities based on the community’s actual needs. Established in the 1980s, the 15,000 m2 centre currently serves close to 4,000 beneficiaries. It was an immense honour to welcome organisations such as Djarum Foundation, YCAB, CIPS, Dompet Dhuafa, Adaro Foundation and 1,000 Days Fund.
YUM accompanied the guests to observe the whole community centre with the various projects happening that day: Elderly Health Care, Vocational Training for youths, Organic Farm, Community Library and the Preschool. Recently, YUM conducted a comparative study with PAUD SuryaKasih, a preschool run by APC member, Reachout Foundation. Learning from each other’s best practices among APC members has definitely been one of the highlights for YUM this year.
Ahsin Aligori from Dompet Dhuafa noted that YUM has a very unique aspect, namely by having integrated and holistic projects, whereas not so many NGOs are able to provide this type of service which can increase the success level to poverty alleviation. . A suggestion was also given to YUM related to the long-term impact assessment specifically because YUM has been serving the community for more than 30 years. This discussion led to a potential future workshop about social impact management for NGOs interested to learn together.
All in all, it was a wonderful day connecting with people working in the same field and with the same aim to provide services to those in need!
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