Yayasan Emmanuel has helped over 5,000 children and individuals each month through 7 programmes focusing on education, homes, and community services.

Education

Outreach Program

The Outreach Programme (OP) pays for the scholarships of 2,000 disadvantaged and poverty-stricken children in 500 schools every year. The students come from the provinces of DKI Jakarta, West Java, and Central Java. In addition to scholarships from Grades 1 through 12, the programme supports 70 students through tertiary education. Since 2001, more than 14,900 scholarships have been provided with more than 1,500 students successfully graduating from high school.

The OP also offers weekly monitoring and personalized support to its children through full-time field staff and volunteer teachers. By meeting the children on a weekly basis, we not only tutor them but also learn of their needs and provide one-on-one care and attention. The goal is not simply to pay for school fees but to provide the much needed social support that these students require in order to succeed and make the most of their education.

Ever since its founding in 2000, Yayasan Emmanuel (YE) has grown to better understand both the universal needs all children have in their school-aged years as well as the unique needs faced by the under-privileged children of Indonesia. Through interactions with students, parents, and teachers, YE staff have identified needs and added new modules to the existing Outreach Programme to address those needs and strengthen, deepen, and enrich the services which the OP provides.

In 2002, the OP added a tutoring component to assist its supported students in their schoolwork. OP tutoring staff meet in twenty schools 34 times a week and help the children with math, science, social studies, Indonesian, and English work. The tutoring program reaches over 520 students on a weekly basis. Over the years, teachers at the students’ schools have acknowledged the positive impact the OP’s tutoring program has had on students’ academic achievements.

For students making the transition from junior secondary school to senior secondary school and then from senior secondary school either to university or into the work force, since 2007 the OP solicited the help of professionals from multi-nationals to give practical mentoring in skills sets that are vital to success in the real world but which are often not taught in the classroom. These mentoring sessions teach things ranging from choosing appropriate majors to CV writing and proper etiquette for job interviews. With the help of corporate mentors over the course of several workshops, students are able to participate in the OP's mentoring scheme.

Two of the OP's newest additions in 2008 and 2009 is the Nutrition and Nutrition Education support in primary schools, implemented in partnership with a large multi-national food company and the Young Entrepreneurs program. This program serves a dual purpose: (1) to provide for students’ immediate physical needs through nutritious snacks and milk three times each week in school; and (2) to provide long-term nutrition education through specialized tutoring sessions with the children on the value of good nutrition and making healthy eating choices.

This program arose out of the startling realization that many of the children in Indonesia’s school system are malnourished or undernourished. The Young Entrepreneurs program helps target potential entrepreneurs from the OP's graduating class each year. With a pool of 1,500 alumni growing by over 150-200 graduates each year, the OP helps partner students with corporate directors and business coaches who help both support the student's small start-up business and mentor the entrepreneur along the way.

Innovative Schools Program

The Innovative Schools Programme (ISP) is aimed at improving the quality of education and educational experiences of students in West Java in the single most effective way possible; by improving teacher quality.

ISP forms deep, long-term relationships with partner schools, which are selected from applicants with whom Yayasan Emmanuel’s Outreach Programme has existing relationships. ISP then tailors the program to meet the needs of the schools and the educators who work within them. The program takes teachers where they are and engages them in a process of experiential learning, reflection, and the application of contemporary educational research within their school contexts.

ISP builds professional learning communities, the most effective professional development structure, within our sponsor schools, transforming schools into powerful learning organizations. ISP delivers cutting-edge educational research and gets to know partner schools as the program targets their specific needs, providing comprehensive day-to-day follow-up support through trained instructors and workshop leaders.

Mobile Library Program

The Mobile Library Program provides library facilities and books to disadvantaged communities. Particularly in poorer areas, libraries are nonexistent even at the school level. This makes it very difficult for under-privileged children to practice and learn the joys of reading since most would not be able to afford to buy books from the store.

Through a donated truck with a specially retrofitted cargo area as well as over 5,700 donated books thousands of children in the Bogor and Greater Bogor area have had access to a mobile library of books that they can check out and enjoy. A token annual membership fee allows the children to learn to appreciate the library and books and develop a sense of ownership in the program.

The Mobile Library Programme (MLP) aims to:

  1. Provide access to books
  2. Improve literacy
  3. Instill a love of reading at an early age.

In order to meet these objectives, each day the program’s Mobile Library truck brings over 5,700 books to 10 schools and communities in the Bogor and greater Bogor area.

The program also operates a micro mobile library initiative called Book Bound by training schools and high school students to bring books in backpacks to remote communities and locations. Since 2008, the Mobile Library Program has provided access to books to over 84,000 children and mothers, 3,000 of whom have become registered library members.