Skills training

Funding required: $37,050

This project will help: 17 beneficiaries

Estimated completion date: August 2020

In Indonesia, higher education or vocational training is key for young people to get good jobs and break free from the cycle of poverty. However, for many families the cost of education is beyond reach. Without skills training, young people lack the opportunities they need to make a decent living.

Indonesia’s mining industry is one of the top economic contributors and largest employment sources in the country, providing jobs for about 100,000 people and growing at a rate of 3,000 to 5,000 employees every year. The industry is growing so quickly, in fact, that foreign and domestic demand are exceeding what the country is able to supply. Many companies are struggling to find qualified people to meet the need. To solve this problem, both the Indonesian government and private sector companies have implemented programs that offer competence-based education and worker retraining.

Compassion has been developing a partnership with PT. United Tractors, a mining company that has set up its own vocational training school in Samarinda, the capital city of the East Kalimantan province. Its four-month boarding school training program is known for producing highly qualified graduates who can get good jobs quickly. You can give 17 students the gift of vocational training so they can get the jobs they need to support their families and build a better future for themselves.

Youth who receive opportunities for vocational training will also continue to receive spiritual development at their Compassion centre. This is an important aspect of Compassion’s holistic program, which seeks to nurture Christian leadership. Youth participate weekly in our holistic development curriculum, facilitated by caring Christian community members. They study the Bible, develop Christ-like character, learn leadership skills, serve their communities in love and participate in Christian worship and prayer. Thus, youth are discipled to become Christian leaders who will influence their communities for Christ.

Help students in Indonesia get vocational training and find skilled jobs.


This initiative will cover the cost of a four-month vocational training program at the UT School for 17 young people in Samarinda, East Indonesia. The training will focus on operating and maintaining heavy equipment and workshop management—highly valuable skills in Indonesia’s growing mining industry.

Child development centres impacted:

  • ID0501, ID0503, ID0506, ID0508, ID0511, ID0515 and ID0519

What is provided through this gift:

  • Students’ accommodation and meals
  • Tools and equipment
  • 4 computers, printers and Internet service
  • School tuition
  • Transportation expenses
  • Emotional and spiritual support


  • Local contribution: US$2,626.91
  • Monitoring: Local Compassion staff will closely monitor and evaluate students’ progress, and each student will have personal mentors from their Compassion centres.
  • Handling of funds: Compassion’s national office in Indonesia will monitor the ongoing costs of the intervention.
  • Follow-up: The aim of this intervention is to create a long-term, sustainable partnership with the UT School and continue to help more students gain this valuable training. Compassion staff will monitor and evaluate the success of this program so they can better support future students through similar initiatives.

No less than 80 per cent of your donation will be used for program activities and a maximum of 20 per cent for fundraising and administration. If we exceed our funding goal for the initiative shown, the remaining funds will be used to fund other programs where the need is greatest.