Children born into families, who for generations were resigned to a life of poverty, have little hope of breaking the cycle of poverty unless they have access to education. YUM has developed a wide-range of educational solutions including vocational training centers, community libraries, scholarships and sponsorships.
Tutoring & Remedial program
In 2013, the Tutoring and Remedial program in Cipanas began with just 25 students and 2 tutors. Today, it has expanded to around 90 children with 7 tutors and study groups.
In an Indonesian classroom, there are 40-50 students taught by one teacher alone. This means that students may not get the attention needed to be able to thoroughly understand the content of the lesson. The tutoring and remedial program is important as it fills this gap. The class sizes are limited to just 10-15 students, which helps provide them with much needed attention to assist with learning the content of the lesson.
I have been participating in this program since I was in the first grade. I can understand my school lessons better and find new friends at the same time. At home, no one can help me study as my parents have only graduated from elementary school.
Risma, grade 4.