The curriculum at DLCC Amisewaka takes a holistic approach and has been designed to give students the necessary life skills and training they need for gainful employment. This starts from the moment they arrive and extends to their in-service training. A key element of this is Monitoring and Evaluation (MonEv). Our student, Bayu Negara, has benefited from this approach.
All Vocational Training Centers in Indonesia conduct Monitoring and Evaluation at least once during the six-month training period. The instructors visit the hotel or restaurant where students are based, meet with the Chef and HR Head, as well as the student, to ascertain that the student is progressing, and if there are issues, provide solutions.
As Amisewaka-DLCC is the only Vocational Training Center that subsidizes the students, we feel it is imperative to conduct MonEv three times during the six months. This is the first time for most of our students to even step foot outside of the village, much less work in the hospitality industry. Feelings of loneliness and inadequacy can easily emerge for these students, and if they know that we are looking after their welfare, we hope we can nip any problems in the bud. Their parents also do not have experience in “the outside world.” We at Amisewaka-DLCC feel we are their surrogate parents and need to look after them (without spoiling them). We ensure that they have the emotional support they need to complete their training effectively.
The photograph above shows our Student and General Affairs Manager, Ketut Sriawan, with student Bayu Negara at the Bali Dynasty Hotel, a five-star establishment in Kuta, South Bali. Bayu is a quiet, polite and disciplined young man. In the hotel, he is at the frontline of the main restaurant and is already trusted to make some Indonesian dishes on his own after only six weeks.
Bayu is from Bon Dalem village, 15 minutes west of Desa Les. He comes from a family of three siblings; he is the eldest.
His father worked as a construction laborer, but then due to illness had to stop. When Bayu graduated from high school, he worked as a construction laborer to help his family. Their home was built by the government as part of the Indonesian national poverty alleviation program. You can see the house here with his father and youngest sister.
Bayu, due to his dedication to his work and his family, will surely become a successful chef and be able to help his family. The MonEv approach ensures that he successfully completes his training.