Parung Students Receive Invaluable Life-Skill Education from MMC Volunteers

May 8, 2018 – Prestasi Junior Indonesia is pleased to partner with Marsh & McLennan Companies Indonesia (MMC Indonesia) to give life-skill education, including entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and work readiness, to high school students in Parung. In this third year of partnership, PJI and 23 MMC Volunteers visited SMK Cendekia A.K. Yasmin, in Parung, Bogor for a day. The school, reached by a 2-hours drive from Jakarta, is surrounded by a natural and pleasant environment. The atmosphere is very supportive of group learning activities that engage students and volunteers.

A total of 69 students from three levels gained different knowledge and experience from three Junior Achievement learning programs. Grade 10 students had the opportunity to gain insight and a basic understanding of how to build the business through JA Be Entrepreneurial program. Grade 11 students were equipped with good financial management skills and introduced to various forms of investment and insurance through the JA Personal Finance program. The 12th graders, who are in the final level, were trained to get ready to enter the workforce. They were equipped with job interview skills, resume writing, and insights about ethics in the workplace through the JA Career Success program.

The students, coming from very low income families, were extremely enthusiastic and obviously enjoyed the learning experiences delivered by the volunteers. Lots of new information and understanding of relevant material they have never encountered before. The day-long activities also inspired the students to improve their skills and pursue their dreams. Huge thanks to our friends from the Marsh & McLennan Companies for involving PJI in their Global Volunteer Month 2018! Thanks to MMC Indonesia volunteers for motivating and teaching the students and helping them to create a better future! and helping them to create a better future!

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