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At-risk teenagers learn Korean cooking to find jobs, attain independence

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 17, 2018   /   08:02 am
At-risk teenagers learn Korean cooking to find jobs, attain independence Teenagers from Taruna Jaya Youth Education Home (PSBR Taruna Jaya) in Tebet, South Jakarta, enjoy meals during a Korean cooking class on Nov. 15. (Courtesy of /Dinas Sosial DKI Jakarta)

Several teenagers from the Taruna Jaya Youth Education Home (PSBR Taruna Jaya) in Tebet, South Jakarta, have learned to cook Korean food, giving them the chance to work in Korean restaurants.

The teenagers learned to cook Korean food on Thursday starting from the basics to a level sufficient enough for them to find jobs in Korean restaurants, Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) business unit head Kim Byung-sam said.

“We support the program to train the Indonesian teenagers, so they will be able to independently support themselves,” Kim said in a press release on Friday.

The head of Taruna Jaya 1 PSBR, Dumyani, said Korean food was very popular, so he hoped that the cooking skills would be beneficial for the trainees in the future. 

Teenagers trained at the center are poor school dropouts, neglected teenagers and orphans, among others.

PSBR Taruna Jaya was established in 1964 as a place to improve and restore the mental and emotional health of troubled teenagers through psychological counseling and disciplinary lessons. (cal)