Bringing Hope and Change to Indonesia's Youth Through Social Entrepreneurship
Veronica Colondam established the YCAB Foundation in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1999. YCAB stands for Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa, which translates from Indonesian to English as ‘Loving the Nation’s Children Foundation’. The foundation is dedicated to the betterment of children’s lives through education and financial assistance. Veronica and YCAB’s stories are inextricably intertwined and Journey to Impact tells both. Veronica is open and honest about the steep learning curve she encountered in the early years of YCAB, detailing what she learnt from her failures and struggles, as well as how she achieved her successes.
As of June 2017, YCAB Foundation is ranked 44th on the list of the world’s top 500 NGOs as determined by NGO Advisor in Geneva.
Personal insights into an extraordinary organisation by its founder and compelling story of personal and institutional development.
Editions Didier Millet
Editions Didier Millet (EDM) was founded in 1989 in Paris by Didier Millet. He opened a branch of EDM in Singapore in 1990, which soon established itself as the headquarters and centre of the business. Today, EDM has offices in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. We also work closely with our sister company, Les Editions du Pacifique, based in Paris.
The company currently employs 20 staff members: 10 in Singapore, six in Kuala Lumpur, and four in Bangkok. These are predominantly editors and graphic designers with staff also working in sales, marketing, production and accounts.
EDM enjoys an international reputation for our high-quality books, and publishes approximately 30 new titles per annum in print form, and around 15 ebooks. We have published over 500 titles in total, of which some 130 are currently in print, comprising mainly general illustrated and reference titles for the adult trade market. The chief subject areas are travel, history, natural history, art, architecture, cookery and lifestyle. The books are mainly about Southeast Asia, but not exclusively so, and many of our titles have become standard reference sources for art and culture enthusiasts as well as travellers.
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