We aim to stop youth unemployment in Indonesia by closing the skills gap
24% of Indonesian adolescents aged 15 to 19-years-old defined as not in education, employment or training (NEET).
The Digital Momentum
Growing job opportunities in Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) sector.
Shortage of ICT workers
A report by KPMG estimates that Indonesia will experience a shortage of 9 million skilled and semi-skilled ICT workers between 2015-2030.
Degrees are not required
Current job openings in the ICT sector do not require formal education or a degree but emphasize certain relevant skills.
Bridging the skills gap
Markoding (Yayasan Daya Kreasi Anak Bangsa) or “Mari kita koding! (“Let’s learn coding!”) is a non-profit organization established in 2017 based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Our mission is to transform underprivileged youth in Indonesia to be a generation of innovators by equipping them with superpowers of 21st-century skills.
Our vision is to stop youth unemployment by bridging the skills gap.
Emphasis on 21st-century skills
The objective of our programs is to equip adolescents with the 21st-century skills they need to thrive in today's world and encourage them to make a positive impact in their communities.
Innovative learning ecosystem
Our learning ecosystem is built with adolescents in the center. We equip teachers and mentors with facilitation skills and engage schools and parents to create support systems.
We co-create our curriculum with industry experts and engage them as mentors to ensure the adolescents get the most relevant and up-to-date skills and knowledge.
We aim to provide training that accommodates adolescents with disabilities, girls, adolescents in remote areas, and adolescents who are not enrolled in school.
Co-founder & CEO
Amanda Simandjuntak has more than 10 years of experience in the digital industry, entrepreneurship, and social development. She started her career as a programmer for a number of IT companies, then she co-founded Kolibri Commerce, a leading e-commerce consultancy firm. Seeing the skills gap in Indonesia's tech industry, she saw an opportunity to empower underprivileged youth with 21st-century skills and digital skills by building Markoding. She graduated from Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia with a Computer Science degree.
Rhita Simorangkir, Ph.D.
Co-founder & Advisor
Rhita Simorangkir, Ph.D. is an applied environmental economist. She works at The Nature Conservancy for the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining TNC, she was a research fellow at the National University of Singapore and CERGE-EI. She obtained her Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University in 2017. Her published paper about the unintended consequences of the cash transfer program in Indonesia to deforestation is selected as one of the top 10 COVID-free scientific breakthroughs in 2020 chosen by scientists at The Guardian. She is passionate to understand more about development issues and energized to make an impact based on evidence.