You may want to join out hundreds of volunteers at YAKITA sprawled throughout the country. Sometimes we carry out trainings for volunteers, since addiction and its related issues are complex issues that will require you to have some basics to ensure the quality of our services. We take our programs and services seriously. Our volunteers are involved in:
We are also open for internship. Our interns have mostly been students from various local universities. International interns have also been welcomed at YAKITA. We have had interns from Australia, Bangladesh, Maldives and a few other countries.
If you wish to join us as a volunteer or for internship, please send us your CV and a short essay on how you can contribute to the cause. You can email these to firstname.lastname@example.org
We get donations to fund our activities and addiction and HIV, HCV, TB and health care campaigns. If you wish to donate, we accept direct fund transfers to the following dedicated account.
Beneficiary: Yayasan Harapan Permata Hati Kita
Account Number 095 3013727
Beneficiary Bank Bank Central Asia,Cabang Juanda, Bogor, Jawa Barat,
Swift Code: CENAIDJA
Contact the office at (62)(251) 8243077 for more information on the various ways you can help, because all of us can make a difference.
You can make a difference too!
The truth of the matter is ... while many are interested in funding big information campaigns, campaigns that would grab media attention, the real work is not in these big campaigns.
While big media campaigns grabs attention, it does little to change or impact on people's lives, aside from the volunteers who are engaged in the process. We are interested in making an impact on people's lives.
The hard work is in working one on one with young people we wish to prevent from ever becoming addicts, young people with problems that puts them at risk of becoming addicts, and addicts so they would seek a better life. Helping means that we help them by providing information, counseling, recovery. Often these include help in the early hours of the morning, helping them go through the ups and downs, tend to their every bruise, pain and wounds. Taking time to listen, and the taking time to help. Helping families put things into perspective.
As in any chronic disease, addicts do not become addicts in a day, nor will they become better in a day.
Studies have found that helping addicts recover does much for the community at large. Let us look through the summary of some of these study findings in the US.
Once upon a time there was an old man
who used to go to the ocean to do his writing.
He had a habit of walking on the beach
before he began his work.
One day he was walking along the shore.
As he looked down the beach,
he saw a human figure,
moving like a dancer.
He smiled to himself to think
that someone who would dance to the day.
So he began to walk faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he saw that it was a young man
and the young man wasn't dancing,
but instead he was reaching down to the shore,
picking up something
and very gently throwing it
into the ocean.
As he got closer he called out,
"Good morning! What are you doing?"
The young man paused,
looked up and replied,
"Throwing starfish in the ocean."
"I guess I should have asked,
why are you throwing starfish in the ocean?"
"The sun is up and the tide is going out.
If I don't throw them in, they'll die," says the young man
"But, young man,don't you realize
there are miles and miles of beach
and starfish all along it.
How can your efforts possibly make a difference?"
YAKITA, the young man, listened politely.
Then bent down, picked up another starfish
and threw it into the sea, past the breaking waves
"It makes a difference to this one!"
Recovery is that Ocean
Load the ship and set out. No one knows for certain whether the vessel will sink or reach the harbor. Cautious people say, "I'll do nothing until I can be sure". Merchants know better. If you do nothing, you lose. Don't be one of those merchants who wont risk the ocean.