YCI Country Information
YCI in Indonesia was launched in Jakarta and Bandung in 2017. Hilton Bandung and SOS Children’s Village Indonesia are our partners implementing the pilot YCI programme for seven disadvantaged youth in Bandung.
In Jakarta, six hotels including The Westin Jakarta, The Ritz-Carlton Mega Kuningan, Le Meridien Jakarta, The Ritz-Carlton Pacific Place, JW Marriott Jakarta and Double Tree by Hilton together with Plan International Indonesia have supported 11 youth. We were fortunate to have founding partner funding from STR whose commitment to YCI ensured we were able to launch in this location.
All students experience practical training in different departments to test their skills and develop a preference. They join in classroom training sessions to learn English, writing and presentation skills. They build confidence and employability traits.
Both locations will soon complete the pilot programme and will start a second YCI cycle in the 3rd quarter of 2018 with more hotels and students participating. It is expected that YCI will help more than 60 young disadvantaged Indonesians to complete the training by this time next year.