The Story of 10 International Interns in Tihulale, Maluku

The Story of 10 International Interns in Tihulale, Maluku

by Caroline Wallace


Ten interns, eight different countries, and one epic adventure into the stunning, mystical heart of Indonesia. In the project collaboration between AIESEC Indonesia and Yayasan Citra Kasih Abadi. Project collaboration between AIESEC Indonesia and Yayasan Citra kasih Abadi. Welcome to Tihulale…

We arrived in Tihulale village on Wednesday, 10th May, with our goal to help put the village “on the map” and promote the unique and vibrant culture the community in Tihulale has to offer, not only to the people of Indonesia, but also to the rest of the world. Our project, “The Wonderful Maluku Project”, consists of three components, involving a total of twenty eight interns from around the world, and each section of the project focuses on three rural villages, located in West Seram; Tihulale, Kaibobo, and Niwelehue villages.

Our team (the Tihulale team) is made up of ten interns, each with a specific role to help generate and promote tourism as an overall objective. The team consists of roles in marketing, business development, product innovation, and journalism. We are a diverse group, and come from countries ranging from Europe to North and South America. With Tihulale being a very rural village, not many tourists or travellers have ventured into the unknown of West Seram. Our goal as a team is to uncover Tihulale’s hidden gems, found in the lush green forests, to the clear, crystal beaches, and help create awareness of such a paradise to outside communities. All of the interns involved in the project have different backgrounds, with the majority of us having travelled prior to arriving in Tihulale. However, a large proportion of the team were both unsuspecting and naïve to the Indonesia culture that was there to greet us with open arms, and both the challenges and adventures we would face. Even today, we as a group, are experiencing new and extraordinary events, which help us discover more about the culture and allow us to be able to promote a tangible and genuine Tihulale, rather than an illusion.

After spending roughly two weeks submerged in Tihulale’s traditions, we have managed to explore some of the natural wonders of West Seram. A few include, the beautiful Lahena waterfall, which is hidden in the tropical forest surrounding the village; once a home of the “Old Tihulale”. Lahena waterfall is both grand and magical, due to the sheer volume and power the waterfall posses. We also took a forty minute speed-boat ride to the island of Molana, which was just breathtaking and something one might see as a computer screen saver; a destination so perfect, yet untouched.  It was like a paradise. Each day we continue to explore the island, in amongst work and during our free time. A new and beautiful world slowly unravels each day, to expose a new layer of Tihulale, with its rich, and deep culture.

Throughout discovering Tihulale and it’s potential, we have developed ideas to help promote tourism within the village, and expose the rich and diverse places the village has to offer, to the people of Indonesia, and also globally. By doing so we are putting Tihulale “on the map”. We are giving the village the voice it needs and also deserves, for being unique and beautiful. We have come up with various projects, involving promoting the village through social media channels (such as Facebook, Instagram, blogs, and Wikipedia), focusing on “hot spots” within the village and surrounding areas. We also are concentrating on boosting the recognition of Tihulale through the use of brochures/ booklets and through the creation of an overall website. These projects will be able to not only display our work as a team, it will also provide a platform displaying what the Tihulale village and its people have to offer. We also wish to spread the word about two larger events which we have been planning, and which will take place in Tihulale.

During the beginning of June, we will hold a recycling event, which both the interns and villagers will participate in, with the aim to clean up Tihulale, collect all the rubbish; dividing the collected items into waste material and recyclable items (mainly plastic). The goal is to gather enough plastic which can be further recycled and help contribute to a larger and more efficient recycling program. The remaining waste, collected from the garbage, will be put toward starting a landfill site, with the hope of an appropriate waste management system in the future. The goal for this event is not only involve the villagers in a clean up of their village; demonstrating the true potential for the village within the tourism industry, but also allowing for sustainable and environmentally friendly living conditions within Tihulale. This event creates awareness of the benefits of recycling, within the village (and potentially on a larger scale), and will also be the focus point for starting a maintainable waste management plan. The recycling event, goes hand-in-hand for the preparation of the traditional day event.

Traditional Day will be held on Saturday 17th June, with the event focusing on empowering the people of Tihulale, while showcasing their rich and diverse culture throughout the day (focusing on an array of food, crafts, and dances). In the afternoon, there will be a competition, “Tihulale’s Got Talent”, where individuals from the village will take part in pieces involving cleaning (similar to the recycling day), English speaking, and singing. Each section will be judged separately, with a panel of judges consisting of interns and villagers. These events are to showcase Tihulale’s potential as a village, and promote the local culture to both tourists, and people from Indonesia, as well as demonstrating to the villagers themselves, the beautiful traditions.

As a team, our overall aim it to encourage people to visit not only the beautiful Tihulale, but the region of West Seram. This region, untouched and striking, is the beating heart of Indonesia. If you wish to uncover, explore and have an adventure, this is the place to come!


Links to social media:

Facebook Page: Wonderful Tihulale – Maluku

Instagram: wonderfultihulale

AIESEC Indonesia Brings The Name of Papua to International Level

AIESEC Indonesia Brings The Name of Papua to International Level


Not many young people are brave enough to see the outside world. Casparina Theresia Renwarin, Papuan-born girl, Ririn, at the age of 17 years after graduated from YPPK Taruna Bakti Jayapura High School Jayapura decided to study at President University majoring in Banking and Finance.

At the campus located in Jababeka Industrial Estate, Cikarang, where 1700 multinational companies are located from 30 countries, Ririn had the opportunity to travel abroad. In August 2013 Ririn held a Campus Exchange event to Europe for 2 weeks. In Europe precisely in the land of the Windmill, namely the Netherlands, this 22-year-old girl deepens his ability to speak English, which then continued to visit Germany and Belgium. One year later from Western Europe Ririn flew to Eastern Europe precisely in Russia following the Global Volunteer Program at AIESEC, the French acronym, the International Association des étudiants en sciences économique et commerciales, or an International Student Association of Economics and Commercial). Located in 126 countries that focus on developing youth leadership, and become overseas ambassadors to run social projects.

“From July to September 2014 I was in the city of Saint Petersburg to teach English and Mathematics for children from the age of 7 to 18 years,” said the first child of 3 siblings.

From Eastern Europe, Ririn changed to West Asia, in New Delhi in March 2015. This time, she joined Global Talent Programme of AIESEC Indonesia. For six months Ririn’s apprenticeship at an IT company was named Denave Pvt Ltd.

“India as the world’s largest IT country after the United States, so I want to find experience here, because the plan in the future wants to open a similar type of start-up companies that move in e-commerce,” said Ririn.

“Early in India, I had a bit of trouble with food and culture, but now I’m getting ready,” said Ririn, who was shy to be close to someone there, now she feels more comfortable.

Although Indonesia added more than 1 year, Ririn never forget the family. To overcome the feeling of miss every day Ririn communicate through the phone.

“Since I first went to the land and lectured at President University, my communication with the family was very smooth. I knew about AIESEC from the organization expo in my campus,” said Ririn who actively look at the outside world in order to have a wide network, so that later will be easier when developing the business.

Ririn who has the motto “Hard work will always give satisfactory results” still want to continue to deepen his knowledge about the IT fur that supports e-commerce business. In India Ririn knows IT a lot through workshops.
“The growth of IT business in India has been remarkable,” said the daughter of a lawyer who is planning to take a Master’s degree in Australia

Although still young and coming from the Eastern Indonesia region who is still left behind, has not made Ririn underestimate herself, even it encourages her to go further. Hopefully there will other Ririn from Papua land that can make Indonesia proud.

How AIESEC changed me and take role in my achievement (Part 2: Nida Athfiyanti’s Story)

How AIESEC changed me and take role in my achievement (Part 2: Nida Athfyanti’s Story)

Let us introduce you to Nida, Vice President of Human Resources AIESEC Bandung 16/17. In this opportunity, Nida shared her story about her achievements; being a recipient of Djarum scholarship program, 2nd place in her major’s honor student, being an intern in GWASH, and how AIESEC take a big part of those achievements. “I was someone who is quite, introvert, and hard to socialize. Especially to someone who is older than me. I am also someone who has no confidence at all, at first time I applied to become AIESEC member I cannot answer some questions fluently” She started. But now, her 3 years full of new experiences in AIESEC could lead her to become who she is right now, who can talk in front of others to speak out her mind confidently.


“After being elected as VP of Human Resources term 16/17, I applied for Beswan Djarum batch 32. During the selection process, we were interviewed and we played a game where our leadership capacity was tested and it tests how the delegates could do teamwork and leading and I had no problem doing that because it’s not something new for me to work as a team” She stated.  As we know, Beswan Djarum is one of prestigious scholarship program in Indonesia, with acceptance rate only to 0,025%. “In the interview, I explain why I wanted to be a part of Beswan Djarum. I wanted to join Beswan Djarum because I wanted to gain more and develop my soft skill especially my leadership which is something that I learned a lot from AIESEC. While AIESEC had taught me more about practical things, Beswan Djarum taught me about leadership in terms of theory and such. Beswan Djarum and AIESEC complement each other to teach me about the true meaning of leadership both theoretically and practically.” Her numerous achievements in AIESEC such as being chosen as best manager in several quarters and also being a delegate for star conference which lead her to have a chance to become an exchange participant had also contribute to her acceptance in Beswan Djarum, beating hundreds of other students.


Aside from being a recipient of Djarum Scholarship Program, Nida also managed to get second place for her major’s honor student. In the selection process where all the candidates were obligated to make a paper, AIESEC once again had help her as she pick up the theme for her paper from her previous experience as a talent development manager. She completed her paper with the theme of “Youth Behavior Development” and had no problem presenting it in from of judges. Last but not least, Nida also successfully secured a spot as an intern in a project called GWASH (Gamify Wash) that was held by Global Shapers Bandung and World Economic Forum. The project itself initially looking for a final-year student or fresh graduate student to become their intern, and to her surprise, Nida, who was only a third year student was accepted and managed to become the project coordinator in Bandung region. She believed that another AIESEC experience of her like handling big events such as conferences had open the door for her to become a GWASH intern.


“Don’t wait. Life goes faster than you think” is the words that drive her to where she is now. In such a young age, Nida had proved us that we should try and challenge our self to its limit in order to know what we actually capable of. The key to her success is her persistence on everything she does and her ability to always maximize and take advantages on every experience she had.


A glimpse of her experience:

spotted in Character Building Beswan Djaroem, winning as “red ribbon putri”

With James Gwee famous motivator in Leadership building Beswan Djaroem

More? Catch up with her at

Facebook: Nida Nusaibah Athfyanti

Instagram: @nidathfy

How AIESEC changed me and take role in my achievement (Part 1: Viani Hafiza’s Story)

How AIESEC changed me and take role in my achievement (Part 1: Viani Hafiza’s Story)

Let us introduce you, Viani Hafiza, Vice President of Brand Experience and Public Relation AIESEC in Bandung 16/17. Currently she has just got achievement for being selected as delegates of International Conference in United States of America. Curious about her journey? Let’s take a look.

On 9th April, Viani had the chance to attend Entrepreneur Summit called Asia-pacific Student Entrepreneur Society (ASES) Summit in Stanford University as a delegate. She said that most of key to succeed in getting chance for International Conference, she got from AIESEC. “I learned a lot from AIESEC. The first thing I learned is about self-awareness, because self-awareness is the most important thing anyone should have. During the selection process, they asked me, ‘what will be your contribution?’ in which I had to go depth in reflecting what my strength and weakness is. Most of the time, after every AIESEC’s experience I was encouraged to really reflect what I felt, what I didn’t like, and what I got from the process that makes me know more about myself.”

“Second, is how to deal with people, because International Conference always looking for people who are able to deal with people coming from different culture and have different perspective from us. In AIESEC, I was challenged to manage a team across different universities. The barrier was there, which are different importance, different perspective, and different schedule. But the thing is I’m used to it. A simple example is I learn a lot about how social people think and in which way they think differently with people comes from engineer background. This learning make me more open and prepared to deal with culture shock.”

“Third, is being purposeful, because in AIESEC we were challenged to think every essence that we do. Why has to be like this? Why has to be like that? My perspective about life before AIESEC was really simple, but after AIESEC, I know I can do more than I think and how I can take role in society after this.” This essence going to be your power to really understand what is my strong motivation that underlies my reason to join this summit.”

As additional, Viani said there is one more important things. I can say being AIESECer is one step ahead. I still remembered in the interview, my interviewer was amazed with my business experience in AIESEC as Vice President. I can be proud of what I’m doing as I do a lot of things significantly. Starting from improving reach of marketing content, being the first people who create brand advocacy guideline for AIESEC activity, until changing procedure or creating new tracker system that can enhance AIESEC operation. AIESEC give me a hard challenge but never told me what to do, so I can explore my creativity, challenge me to create innovation, and of course implement my idea so I can learn from that. From that point, I knew that what people looked from us is not about what our position is or how many club that we have experienced. Instead, people will look for what we really do, and how significant it is. People need prove and result, not position. So I can say, don’t worry with what you do, just being significant with it.

“The very last learning point, in AIESEC I always surrounded by people who encouraged me to stay positive. Before this, I’ve tried to apply in a few international conferences and those few times I failed. This one was different, I finally succeeded, and that is why you need to stay positive. I knew that I might have failed before because at that time I wasn’t ready, but instead of letting those failures stop me from moving forward, I used them to improve myself so I could be better. In the end, I can say you will get your success in the right time. Don’t worry! What you have to do is building your quality, after you get the quality you get your own success in the right time. Also, don’t forget to pray. As I believe at the end, everything that I get is part of What Allah plan and gives to me.”

A glimpse of her experience: 

With co-founder of WhatsApp, Brian Acton who share his Silicon Valley experience

Learn how Artificial Intelligence(AI) works and develop directly from Ashwin Ram, Senior Manager at Alexa AI, Amazon.  

More? Catch up with her at

Facebook: Viani Hafiza

Instagram: @vianihafiza

AIESEC Indonesia Raise Awareness About SDGs Through Youthspeak 2017


AIESEC Indonesia has successfully held Youthspeak Forums and Competition in 12 cities. The roadshow started from Palembang on 6th April 2017 and ended last Saturday as final event of Competition on 6th May 2017 in Jakarta. The initial idea of Youthspeak is to raise awareness about Sustainable Development Goals among Indonesian youth. In the forum, AIESEC Indonesia invites top leaders from 3 different sectors; government, company, and community. After being inspired, in the workshop session, the participants are being assisted by expert facilitators to create social project that is relevant to the current condition of Indonesia. Not only that, AIESEC gives a platform through Youthspeak Competition for them to submit the idea. The winner will be sent to do volunteer in Thailand and their project will be implemented together with AIESEC Indonesia. “Through this forum and competition, we hope to not only raise awareness about SDGs but also encourage youth to act for it.” Said Ms. Nadira Natasya as Public Relations of AIESEC Indonesia.

Through this roadshow, AIESEC Indonesia successfully engaged 1500 young people from Padang, Palembang, Medan, Malang, Solo, Jogjakarta, Semarang, Solo, Bogor, Purwokerto, Jember, and Jakarta to participate in the forums and 35 teams from all over Indonesia to join the competition. The 5 top teams were being trained in Jakarta by Kibar Incubator. On the final event, which was held in Soehanna Hall Jakarta, the finalists present their project to judges; Rahmat Fajri (President AIESEC Indonesia), Maurice Shawndefar (Junior Urban Specialist at UNDP), Aulia Masna (Tech Blogger at Kibar). The 1st winner come from Jogjakarta, Emano Team, which project focus on SDGs no.12 Responsible Consumption. The project will raise awareness on food waste and food donation especially in campus canteen. The favourite winner come from Malang, Project focus on SDGs no.15 Life on Land by making platform for people to recycle and donate their trash.

Not only youth, AIESEC Indonesia also successfully invited top leaders from different sectors to inspire Youthspeak Forums Participants. From government side, “Youth are responsible for the development of their country” said the Head of Dispora (Youth and Sport Service) Padang. AIESEC Indonesia also invite public figures such as Young and Talented Actress, Ms. Chelsea Islan, who stated “ I believe there is you in Youth” and Journalist and News Anchor, Putra Nababan who emphasize the importance to start career from early age. In Medan and Solo, we invite representative from UNDP and UNICEF to talk about what youth can do to contribute to SDGs. Mr. Siprianus Bate Soro as Head Unit in UNDP Indonesia clearly said, “ SDGs is me, SDGs is you, SDGs is us.”. Other than that, Talented youth from different sectors also being invited as speakers such as Mr Sayed Muhamad, CEO of and Ms Ainil Islach, CEO of Jilbab BYARANA. From company side, we have speakers from Unilever, BTPN, and Commonwealth life as our main partners. Mr. Heru Dwiarta as BD Manager Commonwealth Life encourage the participants in Jogjakarta, “Opportunity is nowhere, but opportunity is now here.”

We would like to thank our champion partner : Commonwealth Life for always supporting this event from the breginning




How is LIFE after AIESEC? Part 3

How is LIFE after AIESEC? (Empower Others Episode)

Hello young people!

Terakhir nih, gak kalah menarik sama yang sebelumnya, ada Mas Farhan, Public Speaker, Trainer, Announcer, TV presenter, and Owner of Bobotoh FM yang bercerita tentang pengalamannya untuk terus berkolaborasi dan memotivasi orang-orang sekitarnya melalui kesibukanya yang sekarang. Penasaran? Let’s check it out!

Halo Mas Farhan! Kita dari AIESEC nih, boleh gak minta waktu Mas Regi buat ceritain pengalaman dan kesibukan Mas Farhan sekarang?

Hm…Announcer atau TV presenter udah ngga begitu sering, mungkin ada beberapa seperti acara lepas on air dan off air. Sekarang lagi sering untuk ngisi seminar, training, atau moderator di berbagai isu dan fokusnya di communication, public speaking, SDGs. Sama paling fokus mengelola radio station yang frekuensinya 96.4 fm, atau online radio di website

Wah sukses terus ya mas farhan! Nah sekarang, kita mau kepoin pengalaman Mas Regi selama di AIESEC. Apa sih yang berkesan dari pengalaman Mas Farhan di AIESEC?

Development yang saya dapatkan dari AIESEC adalah mengenai leadership, project management, human resources management, inter-organization relationship, dan pastinya komunikasi.

Berangkat dari project manajement, para member AIESEC dipaksa untuk mencapai berbagai target atau Key Performance Indicator (KPI) tersendiri yang ada di HR. Hal tersebut memaksa untuk membuat sebuah kolaborasi dengan orang lain, dan memaksa kita untuk mengerti apa tugas utama kita dan juga tugas utama dari tim yang lain. Yang akhirnya kita manfaatkan untuk memenuhi target dan KPI yang ada. Adanya target dan KPI itu yang membuat AIESEC berbeda dari organisasi atau UKM lain, yang kebanyakan hit and run seperti ormas dan parpol yang pencapaiannya lebih diukur dari memanfaatkan momentum. Di AIESEC, kita harus menciptakan momentum itu sendiri dan disitu lah kolaborasi dibutuhkan, karena as a project owner, kita butuh orang-orang yang bisa mengkomunikasikan berbagai hal ke pihak eksternal dan juga internal.

Penciptaan momentum menjadi penting, karena kita bisa mengajak orang lain untuk memaksimalkan potensi, sehingga tidak pernah merasa menjadi one man show or single hero. Hal itu berguna ketika karena saat kita sudah lulus kuliah, yang menjadi penting adalah bagaimana cara berkolaborasi dengan orang lain. “There’s no superhero, there’s only super team.” Di dunia kerja, sebuah common ground yang dibutuhkan, dan yang jadi tujuan kita adalah common goals.

Nah terakhir mungkin Mas Farhan, mas Farhan ini kan terkenal bisa memotivasi banyak orang. Boleh ceritain sedikit ga, gimana pengalaman Mas Farhan dalam memotivasi banyak orang?

Sebagai moderator dan trainer, saya tidak mungkin bisa melaksanakan tugas saya jika para peserta tidak bisa mengeluarkan kualitas yang mereka miliki. As a moderator, saya harus menguasai materi namun tidak bisa lebih mendominasi karena disana ada speaker. I need to make sure that the speakers are capable. Dan peserta dapat menguasai atau bisa mengerti apa yang disampaikan. And as a trainer, I need to make sure that all of the trainees are eventually capable of enhancing their ability and yet will also empower themselves with soft skill and hard skill.

How is LIFE after AIESEC? Part 3

How is LIFE after AIESEC? (World Citizen Episode)

Hello young people!

Masih penasaran dengan cerita alumni AIESEC? Kali ini ada Kak Maria Hattya, Campaigner at United Nation Development Programme Indonesia. 

Halo Kak Hattya! Kalau boleh tahu sekarang Kak Hattya lagi sibuk apa sih? 

Hi, aku sekarang jadi Campaingner di United Nation Development Programme Indonesia. Rolenya adalah untuk mengkampanyekan projek-projek dari UNDP Indonesia, seperti saat ini sedang launching project pembangunan di NTT yang bekerjasama dengan Bank Pembangunan NTT.

Pengalaman di sana menantang banget, karena saat ini UNDP lagi shifting dari traditional development. Jadi nggak harus nunggu Negara maju untuk ngasih dana untuk melakukan pembangunan. Walaupun masih termasuk lower-middle-income country, namun itu membuktikan kalau Indonesia udah lebih mampu untuk mendanai pembangunannya sendiri. Dan untuk melakukan pembangunan tersebut, kita bisa cari dana dari sektor swasta, dana publik, dan conducting donors. We are changing the way we do developments and project.

Wah keren banget kak pengalamannya! Nah sekarang, kita mau kepoin pengalaman Kak Hattya selama di AIESEC. Apa saja sih yang Kak Hattya dapet di AIESEC?

AIESEC membuka kesempatan untuk belajar, dan skill yang bisa aku gunakan sampai sekarang adalah menjadi pemimpin dalam sebuah project. Di AIESEC kita dituntut untuk bekerja sama dengan orang-orang yang datang dari latar belakang dan budaya yang berbeda, sehingga member lebih adaptif. Sense of adaptivity yang tinggi membuat kita bisa kerja lebih baik. Terus anggota AIESEC juga bekerja pada lingkungan yang multiculture. Lingkungan yang sangat beragam mengajarkan para anggota untuk juga menanamkan the culture of accepting, bagaimana menerima perbedaan dengan cepat. Karena tidak semua yang ada di dunia itu hitam dan putih. Justru differences is embrace, it’s a good thing, dan kalau kamu sudah bisa menerima perbedaan dan tidak melihat semua hal pada hitam dan putih, you can see an issue from 360 degrees. It’s important to put your feet on other people’s feet, to know how things run from another perspective.

Waw, setuju banget ka ! Terakhir nih ka, ada gak sih pengaruh AIESEC sama kesibukan kak Hattya yang sekarang?

As an International organization, I can learn to be a global citizen. I’m seeing development in Indonesia, and I’m taking interest in contributing. Aku belajar kalau pembangunan sebuah negara bukan hanya kerja pemerintah, namun kerja dari semua masyarakatnya.




Hi FOLKS! Sekarang kita bakal kasih tips nih untuk kalian semua yang menginginkan AIESECER untuk menjadi tambatan hati kalian, cie!!!

Penasaran? So, lets check this out!
Yash! Anak AIESEC itu sering banget yang namanya loncat bidang alias bisa aja mereka anak sastra tapi masuk divisi finance di AIESEC. Belum lagi kepanitiaan di AIESEC kebanyakan cuma berjumlah 5-10 orang padahal skala projeknya untuk ratusan orang. Kita juga dilatih untuk memimpin orang lain. Nah disini nih peran kamu benar benar dibutuhkan doi untuk selalu ngasih support ketika doi gagal dan ngasih solusi solusi yang bisa bikin si doi makin cinta sama kamu.
“Sayang maaf ya, aku gak bisa jalan nih malam ini, aku harus weekly meeting sama anak-anak marketing…”
Please, please, please… You guys should understand jika pasangan kalian seorang AIESECER and suddenly mereka menolak ajakkan kencan kalian dengan alasan seperti itu. Dont be upset ya, karena schedule AIESECER itu benar benar seperti seorang profesional banget nih guys, but dont worry too, karena they wont ever forget you kok karena mereka juga udah terbiasa membagi waktu prioritas mereka.
Say no for being judgemental!
Guys it’s really a big warn for you yang ingin memiliki tambatan hati seorang AIESECER! Dengan siklus hidup yang selalu bertemu atau bekerja dengan orang dari berbagai macam background, mulai dari bule eropa sampe bule afrika, sudah pasti AIESECER memiliki pola pikir yang lebih terbuka nih bro. AIESEC sendiri berasa di 28 kota di Indonesia, kebayang kalau mereka dipertemukan dalam 1 conference. So, once you being so judgemental on something, waduh siap-siap bakal kena ceramah nih ntar haha!
Wuih, beruntung banget nih buat kalian yang udah nargetin AIESECER untuk jadi calon pengisi hati kalian! Lah? Kok bisa?
Gimana enggak beruntung coba, AIESECER itu aware banget sama berbagai macam global issues yang ada di dunia dan pastinya bahasannya juga bakal nge trigger kita untuk lebih aktif lagi browsing mengenai global issue yang ada! Gak mau kan di depan pasangan keliahatan gak tahu apa-apa? Ini nih baru pacaran sehat hehe
” Duh gila, VP gua dapet award nih di MBC,sumpah cool banget!”
Lah? VP? MBC? Apaan tuh? Nah! Buat kalian yang nantinya bakal memiliki pasangan seorang AIESECER, siap-siap nih bakal selalu mendapatkan kosa kata atau singkatan yang you guys totally dont even understand about it! But, dont worry, rasa ingin tahumu akan menjadi hal unik dan pastinya bakal buat kamu selalu merhatiin pasangan kamu, dan buat si dia ngerasa diperhatiin nih cie
Gimana nih? Sudah siapkah kamu mengencani seorang anak AIESEC? If yes, good luck!

Emily Falconer for Global Goals

Emily Falconer is sixteen years old girl who is coming from Michigan, United States. She writes about her journey travelling the world on On 2016, she decided to join this project when she heard about the global goals from United Nation. She realizes how important the reason behind these goals and how many people don’t know these stories. She realize that she needs to do her part by sharing this stories to the world.
She came up with this idea on January 2015. She decided she wants to travel and write blog about it but she could not leave school. Emily went her school about the idea. The teachers offered a curriculum that align with the state requirement to graduate. After getting approval from the principle and school board, Lislie Falconer, Emily’s mother, was talking to a friend that introduce them to UN Habitat. UN pointed AIESEC to help Emily because AIESEC are located in 126 countries and provided hundreds of volunteering project that related to Global Goals. In total, Emily will visit 14 countries.
“Well, the global goals are incredibly important and I think it’s equally important for everyone to know about is as well because they outline the problems that each country has individually. We have problem in the US with reducing inequalities, but in addition to that I can see this same problem happens in other countries. I can also see the other countries’ problems map out in this 17 goals. So it’s a good way to be able to see everything in a large scale.” said Emily in her interview with AIESEC Indonesia on 13th February 2016.
In 2015, Emily has visited 6 countries in Europe; Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Lithuania, Germany and United Kingdom. One of the most memorable place for Emily was Finland because they met AIESEC members who were really helpful and engaging. The biggest culture shock was in Nepal when she really have to step out of her comfort zones. The project was located in the middle of rural area and there is no transportation so they have to hike for almost 2 days. In Finland, Emily did project for quality of education so she visited schools that were teaching students about global goals. She feels the needs to see how these students reaction and their thoughts about Global Goals. In Nepal, she visited farmers and organization that teach farmers how to be sustainable and she also did another project in Czech Republic and Hungary that were focusing on inequalities.
Emily emphasized her story, “Being able to see this different countries has really changed my perspective. When we got to visit there, it was a lot of people who are happy and have a really strong communities and were so giving and welcoming to us. And it really change my perspective that this people who have very little are the one who give the most. It was really cool to realizing that.”
In Indonesia, Emily and her mom will be visiting AIESEC project in Makassar from 15-19th February 2017. The project focuses on the global goals number 3 which is good health and well-being. The project is called Hometown Project which encourage AIESEC Indonesia members to create a project in their hometown. They will talk about health to school children and other community in Makassar. They will also talk about the effects that drinking water can bring to our kidney and the importance of drinking clean water. This project is collaboration between AIESEC Indonesia and Danone Aqua in celebration of World’s Kidney Day on March 2017. On 15th February 2016, Emily and her mom met directly with the Mayor of Makassar Ir. H. Moh. Ramadhan Pomanto to talk about implementation of Global Goals in Makassar.

Loud and Proud Bayudi

Story from Bayudi – LCVP OGV Unsri

1. What do you think the biggest change that you have brought to your functional?
Perubahan terbesar yang aku bawa buat ogv aiesec unsri adalah memperkuat International relation terutama LC2LC untuk memastikan co delivery berjalan for dengan baik sehingga EP mendapatkan development yg sesuai dg apa yg kita janjikan.

2. What drive yourself to give the best performance? Why do you think it is important to achieve the goal?
Yang membuat aku dna team selalu terpacu untuk melakukan yg terbaik adalah semngat dri para exchange participant untuk ikut serta dalam program volunteer.

3. What has changed in yourself during the past 6 months? (Before and after this semester)
Yg berubah selama 6 bulan term 1617 adalah the way of thinking. Ketika menjadi manager aku masih bekerja untuk memenuhi JD sesuai dg apa yg di intruksikan oleh Vp, semntara kita menjadi VP aku belajar untuk bekerja karena memiliki tanggung jawab akan member, Ep dan entity. Bekerja dengab ikhlas akan tanggung jawab yg sudah d amanahkan membuat kita menjadi lebih dewasa dlm menghadapi mslah dan lebig menghargai orang lain.

4. What inspire you the most to be who you are right now?
Yang menginspirasiku untuk menjadi orang yang seperti skrg adalah kelurga, sahabat dan orang sekitar yang selalu memberikan semngat dan dukungan akan setiap kegiatan positif yang aku lakukan.