ONE MORE STEP TO THE FUTURE
One More Step to the Future
Thirty of our KEMBALI scholars will be graduating senior high school this year! The Final National Exam is only a month away and for most graduates, this exam will determine the extent of their hard work during their three years of study as well as a gate to their future plans. Unfortunately, while many of their peers may have decided which institution of higher education they will be going to after graduation, many under privileged students in Bali, such as our sponsored scholars, do not have many choices. For a graduate coming from an economically disadvantaged family, pursuing a higher level of education is definitely not an option. Under the obligation to contribute to their family income, joining the work force becomes their top priority. However, due to the competitiveness of today’s job market, there are not many opportunities for employment for a senior high school graduate.
In an effort to solve this problem, YKIP launched a Vocational Education Scholarship Program in April 2012, following the success of its pilot project in 2010. The scholarship aims to equip Kembali graduates showing potential with a one year vocational degree and the skills required for commonly available jobs, such as computer technician, graphic designer, food processing related job (cooking) and spa therapist. It is estimated that the annual cost for each scholar to complete the training is around IDR 21 million or equivalent to USD 2,350. Although the sponsorship may appear a little expensive to some, the sponsorship provides the opportunity to change a person’s life and also their families lives forever.
Please contact us or click here to learn more about the program and be part of this life changing experience.