ASA Foundation develops local communities to implement and sustain their own solutions to problems that helps them shape and exercise control over their physical, social, economic and cultural environment. Through partnerships with UNICEF, F.C. Barcelona Foundation, Coca Cola Amatil, JRS, Save the Children, MaxPower and Navigat Energy, ASA Foundation has set up grass-roots learning development centres for vulnerable youth and young adults that are geared towards strengthening their social skills in order to achieve their goals and overcome particular issues that may cause exclusion. The sustainable education development projects subsequently foster a sense of ownership and empowerment so that communities gain greater control over their own future development.
One example is the Coca Cola Amatil supported ‘Coke Kicks’ Community Capacity Building program that kicked off in 2011 and has reached out and empowered over 50,000 youth and young adult beneficiaries in villages across Indonesia.
The key objectives of the ASA Foundation Community Capacity Building Training of Trainer (ToT) and Youth Development (YD) programs are as follows:
- To transmit values associated with education and sports to promote attitude-changes and develop sustainable social skills, knowledge and values to live in dignity, build their lives and contribute to their societies.
- To promote gender equality, including women empowerment in communities.
- To provide an empowering experience for youth and young adults in communities.
- To provide spaces for meeting, dialogue and exchange in order to promote community cohesion and social inclusion.