Indonesia, 8 July 2012 – Recently, another one of RYTHM Foundation’s initiatives became a reality as it extended it hands in making the world a better place for those less fortunate. This time, supported by QNET, a Smart Camp was organised by YBPN-SCC (Bakti Pemuda Nusantara Foundation – Smart Counseling Center) for under-privileged children from junior and senior high schools.
This effort was in line with what we stand for – Raise Yourself To Help Mankind – and was carried out with the hopes of empowering and educating those marginalised in society.
The children came from rural areas nearby Bogor, Ciawi, Serang, Pandeglang, and other small cities in West Java. The camp lasted for two days, from 7 to 8 July 2012, and was held in the Situ Gintung camp site, Cirendeu, Ciputat, Tangerang.
Day one started off with QNET staff distributing an ever- essential ingredient – milk – to the participants! It was indeed a joy to see their happy faces…
Participants are happy receiving milk powder
YBPN-SCC has been helping the children since they were in elementary school by supporting tuition fees and providing nutrition & counselling. The objective of the Smart Camp was to give experiential training to the children so they can get ready to face the working world and also to boost their self-esteem and self-confidence.
The QNET team, represented by Wita Dahlan, delivered training on selling techniques and provided a good introduction to network marketing. The rest of the team volunteered to be facilitators on 7 July 2012 itself.
Selling skills training by Wita Dahlan
The highlight of the event was when the participants were assigned to create some items for sale and to try selling them to QNET staff. It was truly a challenging experience! Ori, a participant from Bogor said, “The ‘selling skill’ is very useful. Now I know that before selling my goods I need to identify my target, first.” Another boy, Dede, said that “In the future, I want to know more about online business…”
Participants try to sell to QNET staff
Hats off to the university students who managed YBPN-SCC which started some years ago! These young people are genuinely concerned about children in need, nurturing and building them to be independent.
RYTHM Foundation hopes to be able to work closely with YBPN-SCC again in the near future to continue impacting these young lives in a positive way.