The FLS training program aims to encourage systematic changes in what, where and how financial literacy and soft skills are taught, to empower poor and vulnerable youth aged 18-34 in Indonesia. FLS uniquely incorporates soft skills and financial literacy that help young people develop their human literacy, manage their personal finances, and strengthen their work readiness. The following is a collection of stories from SAHABAT FLS on how they improve their quality of life and create new economic opportunities for them to be employed or become self-employed.
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The USAID – YouthWin through Economic Participation Project (USAID YEP) aims to empower poor and vulnerable youth aged 18-34 in Indonesia through Financial Life Skills (FLS) trainings. The foundation of FLS training uniquely incorporates the soft skills and financial life skills that will help young people develop their human literacy, manage their personal finances, and strengthen their work readiness, which will ultimately improve their quality of life and create new economic opportunities for them - to be employed or become self-employed.
USAID YEP applies a systematic change approach to create sustainable and widespread improvements in implementing the FLS Training Programs. YEP minimizes direct intervention by strengthening the capacity of government, higher education institutions (HEIs), and training centers to design and deliver a market-driven training program on their own. These strategies ensure YEP’s contribution to achieving the USAID priorities of Journey to Self-Reliance (J2SR) in Indonesia. In addition, USAID YEP will contribute to the development objective of Medium-Term Development Plan 2019-2024 of the Republic of Indonesia as “A Prosperous, Fair and Sustainable Indonesian Middle and High Income”. The project intervention will also contribute to the Indonesia’s SDG Goals:
FLS TRAINING PROGRAM
The Financial Life Skills (FLS) training which designed and continuously implemented by the USAID YEP program since 2017 has empowered more than 9,600 youth aged 18-34 across Indonesia. This program includes three different programs which available to be selected according to the needs of USAID YEP’s partner institutions, they are:
WHY FLS TRAINING?
YEP’s recent two-year longitudinal assessment to youth alumni showed a significant positive correlation between Financial Life Skills (FLS) training and employment outcomes. For example, 90% of trainees have new or better employment after the FLS training. 89% of those newly employed individuals stated that the FLS training helped them attain this better employment. And, 96% reported that the FLS training improved their workplace performance (data per August 2020).
USAID YEP CONSORTIUM MEMBER:
FINANCIAL MARKETS INTERNATIONAL, INC. (FMI), U.S.
FMI is an industry leader in financial literacy, financial education, and
consumer protection. For over twenty years, FMI has implemented financial
literacy and consumer protection training programs worldwide. Most
recently, FMI has been at the forefront of financial literacy and consumer
protection in Eastern Europe. In Ukraine, FMI developed the country’s
first-ever national financial literacy curriculum that was rolled-out to
over 10,000 schools. FMI led a nationwide financial literacy and consumer
protection campaign for poor and vulnerable populations and established the
country’s national strategy and website for financial literacy and consumer
INTERNATIONAL YOUTH FOUNDATION (IYF), U.S.
IYF has been singularly focused on preparing poor and vulnerable youth for
productive livelihoods and empowered lives. Working in partnership with
businesses, governments, and civil society organizations, IYF capitalizes
on its technical expertise, proven curricula, and experiential pedagogical
methodologies to help in-school and out-of-school youth become active
participants in their economy as a whole. Through such programs as its
signature Passport to Success® (PTS) life skills curriculum, which has
cultivated young people’s readiness for the world of work in 40 countries
and 20 languages, IYF’s programs bridge the gap between young people’s
abilities and the competencies the labor market seeks.
GLOBAL ECONOMIC EDUCATION ALLIANCE (GEEA), U.S.
GEEA is a U.S.-based NGO with a primary mission of improving financial
literacy and economic decision-making worldwide through training-of-trainer
(TOT) programs that build local teaching infrastructure. Led by Ph.D.
economists, GEEA has an extensive worldwide network of university-based
educators trained to teach financial literacy to poor and vulnerable
populations. GEEA employs learning methods that engage the poor and
vulnerable, who often have not achieved success in traditional learning
environments. GEEA faculty have considerable experience in Indonesia,
having conducted workshops in five of the six USAID targeted regions.
INDONESIA COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL EDUCATION (ICEFE), R.I.
ICEFE is an Indonesian NGO that focuses on economic and financial education for youth. ICEFE’s primary goal is to improve life skills in personal finance and economic decision-making, as well as to increase financial inclusion. Over the past decade, ICEFE trainers have conducted numerous workshops in provinces throughout Indonesia. ICEFE has over 150 financial literacy trainers who have conducted workshops for approximately 2,500 teachers, who in turn have reached approximately 125,000 students. Using an activity-based pedagogy, ICEFE’s TOT approach offers a “multiplier effect” that can distribute economic knowledge at scale in Indonesia.
The consortium is conducting the FLS training program under the umbrella of the USAID/Indonesia‘s Inclusive Workforce Development (IWD) Program in collaboration with the MoEC; the technical ministry that will function as a "Resource Partner" to assist the implementation of YEP and other USAID-funded IWD projects. YEP will continue to consult, coordinate and communicate with MoEC regarding the implementation of YEP activities.
Theodorus Disertia Hia,
Overcome fear and get out from comfort zone
Ganisthia Wardhani Sumitra,
Universitas Suryakancana, Cianjur
M. Abdul Wahid Ulya,
Kaum Muda di Jawa Tengah
The Power of Self-Confidence
Iyara Novi Fajriati,
STIKES Mamba’ul ‘Ulum, Surakarta
A cup of success
Dinas Tenaga Kerja dan Transmigrasi Kab. Sukabumi
A journey to financially independence
Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Kesehatan, Kuningan
SWOT for getting a job
Dilma’aarij Riski Agustia,
Komunitas Pemuda Kreatif Soloraya
Doing business while studying
Agil Krisna Rivanda,
Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Ekonomi Ekuitas, Bandung
Do things that interest you the most
Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Siliwangi, Garut
Young and debt-free