Hino Indonesia Donate Learning Car to Disadvantage Children in Cooperation with Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa Mar 25, 2014
Jakarta – From the total of 2.2 million children, around 4 or 5 of them quit school in each minute. Besides that, according to BPS, less than 10% of families in Indonesia do not have computers in their home and only few schools gave computer lesson with certification. While, most of the jobs available in the market need a basic computer skill for the requirements.
Toshiro Mizutani, President Director, PT. Hino Motors Sales Indonesia said, “It is really important for young generation in order to become ready human resources in the future. That is why, this program meets with 3 Pillars of HINO CSR which are, education, we are gladly cooperating with Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB) in making a vehicle that is specifically designed for learning computer”.
This learning car is completed with 11 laptop, 1 generator, 1 modem, 1 printer and AC. The target of this program is for children age 10 to 24 years old. YCAB will operate Hino Learning Car, and have already experienced to give informal education to almost 12.000 disadvantage children since 2003. Under the guidance of certificate teacher, Learning Car can be used as class for 10 children. They will be educated with computer basics, and how to use Microsoft Office. As a requirement to have certificate, each of this students will learn in a term that are scheduled.
Hino Learning Car will go around Jabodetabek area like Tambora, Petamburan, Cengkareng, Tangerang, Rawa Buaya, etc to gain those who doesn’t have access to computer facilities. Around 300 children will receive education from this program every year.
“Through this program we hope that we can make opportunities for children in order to develop their computer skills, which will create chances for them to work, especially in this modern area where information technology is a component in doing daily activities. We also hope that YCAB can use Hino Learning Car as well as possible to support their program,” added Mizutani.
“In 2002, Human Development Growth Index in Indonesia increase to the 121st rank, which before was 124 in 2011. We hope by having this cooperation with Hino can bring disadvantages teenagers to receive a more decent education and give positive effects so they can increase their wealth in the future” said Founder/CEO Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa, Veronica Colondam. (*)
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 the establishment of YCAB International. YCAB International 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).
Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa and YCAB International are known as YCAB Foundation.
YCAB Foundation aims to establish independence of underprivileged teens through a holistic development approach in the areas of health, education and economic development.
The three pillars of YCAB are: Healthy Lifestyle Promotion (HELP), House of Learning and Development (HOLD) known as "Rumah Belajar", and Hands-on Operation for Employment or Entrepreneurship (HOPE). Since 1999, YCAB Foundation has impacted the lives of more than two million people.
YCAB Foundation is part of YCAB Group of social enterprise which includes 3 business units and one cooperative which operates YCAB's economic empowerment program.
For more information, please visit www.ycabfoundation.org