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Participate : German citizen, Gesine Nitzschke attended the Youth Pledge Day ceremony held by Cipta Mandiri Foundation in Bogor, (28/10).

BOGOR-Commemoration of Youth Pledge Day in Bogor City not only attract the attention of Indonesian people, but also foreigners, Gesine Nitzschke. The German citizen is one of the founders and builders of YCM (Yayasan Cipta Mandiri).
Commemorating Youth Pledge Day, YCM organizes the event at the end of the one-year program, YEIP (Youth Empowerment & Internship Program) yesterday (28/10). In this program, adolescents aged 14 to 22 – especially YCM students – are taught to live independently.
Gesine Nitzschke lived in Bogor from 2002 to 2008 and established YCM with Putu Novitry Ariany to help children from needy families. Until 2004, they could build their own building for YCM.
Her passion for Indonesia made Gesine Nitzschke want to promote young people to get a good future. For 15 years in Indonesia, Gesine and Putu started teaching English, shortly afterwards teaching computers, sewing, teaching about global knowledge and life skills.
In connection with the Commemoration of Youth Pledge Day, Gesine wants to provide education to young people in order to live more independently. “We want to help the children for the future so they can find a happy, healthy, honest, and beneficial life for their families, to help people in the future,” Gesine said.
The meaning of the Youth Pledge of Gesine Nitzschke is the future is in the hands of the young, because the future is very important. “Education and responsibility for youth is very important for the future, so if they are old there is no need to waste time, they also have to help the community for the future,” she said.
Meanwhile, Apriyandi – as head of the event – said that YEIP teaches youth to move and have the ability to live independently. This activity is also an effort to promote entrepreneurship that can reach the target teenager to be more aware and pay attention to its future. “The goal is to increase the sensitivity of adolescents to have an entrepreneurial desire early,” he said. (Cr6 / c)

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