Bringing Hope and Change to Indonesia's Youth Through Social Entrepreneurship
What matters most in life? Why do we do the things we do? How do we want to be remembered? Those were honest questions that drove Veronica Colondam to her calling.
Journey to Impact is the story of Veronica’s spiritual journey that shaped her inner thoughts and strength to impact millions of underprivileged youth. She has been creating sustainable change in their lives through social entrepreneurship, long before that term was even known in Indonesia. In 1999, Veronica established the YCAB Foundation, which is dedicated to the betterment of children’s lives through education and financial assistance. As of January 2018, YCAB Foundation was ranked 40th on the list of the world’s top 500 NGOs as determined by NGO Advisor in Geneva.
This book will take you through her intricate yet candid journey as a young mother of three responding to her calling. Her hopes and dreams, pain and despair, brokenness and delights in her walk as a woman leader can be lonely and isolating at times. Her resilience has led her to rebuild what’s broken, to keep on going against all odds.
Her undying spirit and relentless grit are so compelling as to inspire others to do just the same – that one will only live a life that matters when life is lived as the extension of the goodness to others. That’s how one will be remembered. That’s what true impact is really about.
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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