Youth Led Initiative Program : Greenpreneurship Challenge
Learning from Young Entrepreneurs about Sustainable Businesses Through the Greenpreneurship Challenge
Greenpreneurship Challenge (GPC) is a youth led innitiative program which aimed to empower Indonesian young entreprenurs (home based industry, smalll medium enterprise) in managing sustainable businesses by adopting eco-preneurship. Furthermore, the program also aimed to encourage Indonesian young people in to enterpreneurship in sustainable way.
The program innitiated in 2012 and will be routine conducted every year. The first Greenpreneurship Challenge started on July with pre event Green with Batik Workshop until September 2012 which is the main competition event organised by Indonesian students came from various universities using the theme ‘Switch your business into green’.
During the program the finalists also received several trainings from the experts and judges and doing benchmarking to the national company. The judges Ridwan Kamil ( Indonesia Berkebun), Devi Suradji (WWF) and Disssa Naratania (Youth Desk) has selected the top three (3) finalists on ceremonial event which held at Ministry of Youth and Sport, Republic of Indonesia and the top three finalists are received funding Rp10,000,000 to support their program.
1. Septian Suryo (mars bath soap made from cooking oil waste)
2. Desi Sulistyawati (sweet potato snack)
3. Mahendra Ega (Segon Mushroom)
Moreover, even though the event has been ended but the GPC team will report the progress of the 10 finalists businesses as well as giving assistant to them periodically. Bravo to the GPC team and the finalists! Looking forward for the next year program.
Further details : (please see the publication section for further details)
Press release Greenpreneurship Challenge Bahasa and English Version
Press release Green with Batik Bahasa and English Version
Benchmarking, the finalists visits 'Kampoeng Djamoe' Sariayu Martha Tilaar
The Top Ten Finalists
Thursday, 2 February 2012, the youth representatives who are members of Youth Parliament visited the office of Deputy Minister for Education, Ministry of Education and Culture to present their aspiration and recommendation as form of Indonesian youth participation in development. This activity held by the IFL (Indonesian Future Leaders) and facilitated by the Youth Desk - Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO.
The Youth Parliament delegates who attended are the Maya Ardawati (Delegation of Jambi), Bella Moulina (Delegation of Jamnbi), Kris Saputri (Delegation of North Sumatra), Bayu Rezha Oktavian (Delegation of Southeast Sulawesi), M. Fadhil Achyari (Delegation of NAD), Aris Munandar (Delegation Lampung), banner Aziz Pratama (Delegation of Banten), Rizki Yuniarini (Liaison), Joanna (Group Leader) and Jaan Pamuji from Youth Desk - Indonesia's National Commission for UNESCO as a facilitator.
The visit conducted as part of the Youth Parliament activities in Indonesia which has been started on 30 January to 1 February 2012. The final report particularly in educational field delivered directly to the Deputy Minister of Education Ministry of Education and Culture, Prof. DR. Musliar Kasim, M.S.
The event began with the introduction of the delegates who attended, and welcomed by Mr. Musliar Kasim, later continued with the delivery of results and recommendations followed by comments and input from Mr. Musliar Kasim.
There were some important points raised and being emphasized duting the meeting, one of them was regarding continuation of such event and expanded to accommodate more and bring more young people in Indonesia. Youth can develop their own activities independently; even to seek their own funds to finance their programmes. Mr. Musliar had heard about the IFL which is the organizer of this Youth Parliament, from a television program and gave his appreciation for the initiative.
This visit was followed by a question and answers session of the delegation of educational facilities and the National Examination and closed with a photo session together. Ho[e this kind of activity will continue to be implemented in the future as a real manifestation of the youth aspirations addresses to the government and policy makers.
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The National Rover Scout Council as part of Indonesian Headquarter of Scouting Movement (Kwartir Nasional Gerakan Pramuka) held a program for youth named National Leadership Development Training. Running at December 11th – 17th 2011 in Cibubur, 2 – 3 youth representatives of Regional Rover Scout Council from all provinces in Indonesia became the participants in this training. Almost all participants aged 16 – 23 years old seemed enthusiastic in following the program. They were really active in sharing and inspiring each other. It showed the spirit of Indonesian young people.
With the theme of ‘Guiding Scouts to Lead the Nations’, this training aimed to equip the participants with the newest issue and many skills about leadership. The participants are leaders in regional rover council; it means that they lead also the district rover council in their provinces. From their leadership, they are hoped to create new leaders that will be able to lead the nation in every aspects of life.
The concept of the training generally was divided into three parts, first was the theory, second was leadership tour, and third was outdoor activity. The theory was talking about leadership in general aspects, leadership in scouting, and leadership in 21st century, communication, management and other concepts. Leadership tour brought the participants into some museum that has inspiring stories about leaders in past time. The tour was ended by fun activities in Dunia Fantasi, Taman Impian Jaya Ancol. Although it’s fun, there were some tasks given for the participants as ways to train their skills in communication and group work. The outdoor activity was guided by Cibubur Camp Field Outbound team to practice the theory given in the first part of training.
The speakers of the theory part were professional people from the Headquarters of Indonesian Scouting Movement and other professional institutions; one of them was Youth Desk Coordinator – Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO. Mr. Leo Mokodompit shared an interesting topic entitled ‘Leading the Y Generation’. This issue was delivered with a purpose to build awareness that the participants are leaders in 21st century. Since they lead todays’ generation, they are supposed to use today’s leadership style and methods and no longer applying such an old way of leadership.
The sharing was engaged the participants’ attention showed by the questions and answer session that full of hand rose. The participants confessed that they got and heard many new issues of leadership and related issues from this training. The national rover scout council as the organizer hopes this training can strengthen the network of scouting movement for youth. The network will help the scouts create future leaders to drive change.
No Boundaries Human Relation
In commemorating the international day of Difable People, December 3rd 2011, a group of Sampoerna School of Education students held an inspiring event. The event entitled DICE (Difable Children Empowerment) Workshop and Festival was done by collaboration with a Difable Children Care Foundation named Yayasan Pembinaan Anak Cacat (YPAC) Jakarta. DICE Workshop and Festival was fully supported by Koperasi Siswa Bangsa, Pulau Intan General Contractor, Komnas HAM, Ministry of Information and Communication, Youth Desk – Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO and suarajakarta.com.
DICE Workshop and Festival was firstly held as an expression of care from future teacher candidates to Indonesian Education condition, especially for children with special needs. This event aimed to open the people’s eyes, including young people, who usually unrespect to the special needs children and make them realize that actually the special needs children are fantastic.
There were two kind of workshop in this event. First workshop was a motivation workshop for YPAC children themed ‘Karena Kau dan Aku Bisa’ (‘Because You and I Can’) by Habibie Afsyah. The speaker was an YPAC alumnus that has been successfully developing his online business. The second workshop was for public, consisted of parents, teachers, university and high school students. Ibu Endang Setyati, Habibie’s mother, shared her experience of educating her son in this workshop with the theme ‘Special Education for a Special Children’.
DICE Festival was held in December 3rd 2011 in YPAC school yard. A stage of 6x4 meters in that place was filled by many extraordinary performances from YPAC students, Dongeng Kanvas Club, Talang Music Community and Line Magic Community. YPAC students seemed very happy. It’s shown from their smile and laugh throughout the event.
There were also another inspiring talkshow on “Education for All”, with Dr. Saharudin Daming and Nicholas Parsons from Indonesian National Commission on Human Rights, Leo Mokodompit from Youth Desk – Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO, and Boy Siahaan as the panelists.
Hand painting was the final activity of this event. This event showed the spirit of togetherness without seeing the boundaries among them. All committee and guests helped the students to paint their hands and put it on the canvas, also to wash the children’s hands. The atmosphere was opened many people’s eyes that limitation is not a big problem when we as human love each other, hand in hand to solve our problems in life, and always share in sincerity.
(Contributor: Yosea Kurnianto)
To commemorate the World AIDS Day on 1 December 2011, National Youth Care AIDS Prevention (NYOCAP), a youth project on HIV/AIDS under supervision of Youth Desk – Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO and in this session collaborating with Perfilma FHUI held an information campaign about HIV/AIDS called SPARTAIDS (Socialize Program with ARTS for AIDS Prevention). The objective of this event is to raise public awareness regarding HIV/AIDS which is often ignored.
This event consist of many interesting activities such as a movie screening of 2 famous films “At Stake” by Nia Dinata and also “Mencari Madonna” by John de Rantau, Movie Discussion about “Mencari Madonna” wit the Director, and a seminar on “Youth as the Agent of Change to Alter Public Stigman on Pepole Living with HIV/AIDS”. All these activities held to support World AIDS Day 2011’s theme: “Zero AIDS, Zero Discrimination Zero new infection.”
The event is held at room F302 Law Faculty of UI from 9 am until the closing ceremony on 7 pm. The event itself ran very well by the big number of public’s animo to participate in the event. The participants not only student from various faculty in UI but also those from other Universities and Communities
The discussion on “Mencari Madonna” featuring John de Rantau, a famous director in Indonesia who often produced many inspiring movies based on true story such as “Denias”, “Senandung di Atas Awan”, “Mestakung”, and more. He share his experience on creating “Mencari Madonna”, the values he put in that movie about HIV/AIDS and his objectives and expectations on it. The Q&A session was very interactive due to the high interest the participants put on it.
And for the seminar on “Youth as the Agent of Change to Alter Public Stigman on Pepole Living with HIV/AIDS” featuring Edwin Leo Mokodompit (Youth Desk Coordinator – Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO) and Mira Fajar Aviatri (UNAIDS Consultant and Expert Staff in Wantimpres, Education and Cultural Section). The discussion is really interesting to have a presentation on HIV/AIDS from different point of view. Mira Fajar with many years of experience in UNAIDS share many things about HIV/AIDS in Psychosocial aspect, where Edwin Leo Mokodompit as the coordinator of UNESCO Youth Desk focus on youth movement and how youth drive change regarding HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS section in UNESCO is focus only on Education and Prevention.
The whole event of SPARTAIDS show that many people, especially youth in Indonesia who already aware and care about the threat of HIV/AIDS, and it’s commonly known the importance of information access and good understanding about HIV/AIDs, not only to support HIV prevention prgorammes to achieve zero new infection, but also to raise public awareness about HIV/AIDS Stigma and to stop discrimination on people living with HIV/AIDS.
World AIDS Day - Universal Access and Human Rights
On December 1st, 2011, to commemorate World AIDS Day 2011, IndonesianNational Commission for UNESCO and UNESCO Offic Jakarta, fully supported by UNAIDS, launched 100 Poetry of Indonesian Students which is the result of Indonesian Students Poetry Competition and Book Cover Design Competition in the framework of World AIDS Day 2010, which compiled and released a year after.
HIV/AIDS activities in UNESCO refers to EDUCAIDS framework - the UNAIDS Global Initiative on education, HIV and AIDS led by UNESCO, and aims to promote, develop and support comprehensive education sector response to HIV and AIDS with adolescents as the key solution.
Further information can be obtained at www.educaids.org
To commemorate World AIDS Day 2011, Tim Peduli AIDS (AIDS Care Team) of UNIKA Atma Jaya held a Talkshow on HIV and Drugs. The Talkshow’s objective is to educate participants and sharing information on HIV/AIDS related to drugs abusing s participats will avoid drugs abuse and stop discrimination on people living with HIV. The talkshow featuring expert speakers on HIV and Drugs such as Dr.Iulia from BNN (Badan Narkotika Nasional),Acha from KIOS Atmajaya, and guest speaker, Akhadi Wira Satriaji or well known as Kaka Slank a member of a famous band SLANK as an ex-drugs user. The talkshow is moderated by Dissa Naratania from Youth Desk – Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO. More than 200 participants join the talkshow and there are performances from various bands of UNIKA Atma Jaya Students are performing and make the event more interesting.
Tim Peduli Atma Jaya was organizing a chain of events before prior to the peak event that consist of several sub-events. First is a 2 days Movie Screening on 2 different movies: “LOVE PHOBIA” and “Preicous”. Each session of the movie screening featuring guest speakers that consist of 2 medical doctors and a HIV/AIDS activist who not only discuss about the movie shown and it’s relation with HIV/AIDS, but also share information and educate participant on HIV/AIDS related issues.
On 27 November 2011, Tim Peduli AIDS Atma Jaya in collaboration with public community held a Long March from Atma Jaya University to HI. More than 100 participants gathered around UNIKA Atma Jaya since 06.00 a.m. wearing with clothes and red ribbon on their right chest as the international symbol of HIV/AIDS awareness. While marching to HI all the participants distribute notes with written HIV/AIDS related messages on it to every people they met during the march. When they reach the destination, all participant stands together and form a red ribbon symbol for photo session. The finalists of Putra Putri Bahari, the finalists of L-Men, the finalists of Abang None Jakarta Selatan participate in this lively event. The theater group of Marsudirini High School Bekasi also participate in the line with their theatrical performance.
The whole events to commemorate World AIDS Days are held to raise support for people living with HIV/AIDS so that public know and understand about them better to stop discrimination and to raise awareness and spreading information about the danger of abusing drugs and its relations to HIV/AIDS. Simply, to support this year’s glbal theme of World AIDS Day: ”Getting To Zero, Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS-Related Deaths.”
Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi became one of the first areas in eastern part of Indonesia who got a visit from representative of the Youth Desk - Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO. Leo Mokodompit as the Youth Desk Coordinator, was invited to be keynote speaker at the Regional Youth Konges KNPI Makale City, Tana Toraja - July 29, 2011. During the occasion, Leo spoke about Youth Act! Drive Change with Local Wisdom
. Tana Toraja as one of the regions in Indonesia which has tremendous appeals on the customs, traditions and natural beauty is a gift from God that must be maintained and preserved, especially by the young generation. Local wisdom contained in all these elements should always be highly-respected to prevent cultural values eroded caused by modernization. Therefore, youth as one of the keyroles in development must actively participate, act in the spirit of youth while still upholding the values of local wisdom.
Accompanied by a Member of Parliament from of Tana Toraja, Mr. Kristian Lambe, Leo Mokodompit also scheduled a meeting with the Regent of Tana Toraja, Mr. Theophilus Allorerung discussing preparation for International Youth Forum Tana Toraja in December 2011. Besides invited to attend One Night for IYF 2011 and Tana Toraja Art and Cultural Night, Leo Mokodompit also visited three schools in Tana Toraja : State Highschool 1 Tana Toraja, State Highschool 3 Tana Toraja and Makale Catholic High school, for sharing session with the students of schools with same theme : the active participation of youth in line with action with the values of local wisdom.
HIV-AIDS today is a humanity issue around the world. It’s not only affected specific community but threating human on the earth indiscriminately. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is simply a virus targetting the immune system to be ineffective and finally gone. The condition where one’s immune system is gone is called AIDS, stands for "acquired immune deficiency syndrome" or "acquired immunodeficiency syndrome". In this state, even a harmless ilness could result in death as the body cannot bear and deal with it. On October 27, 1988, the UN General Assembly officially recognized that the World Health Organization declared December 1, 1988, to be World AIDS Day. World AIDS Day has also been observed on this date each year since then. It marked throughout the world to remind people that the decease of HIV/AIDS has not gone away and there is still much to be done to overcome this global epidemic.
Education is a ‘magic’ tool to open people’s mind and enables people to protect them self from unsecured issues such as unhealthy living with HIV/AIDS.The preventive education on HIV/AIDS plays a most significant role to reduce the epidemic among the young generation. In order to encourage that goal, Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO, Ministry of National Education and UNESCO Office Jakarta participate in the Ministry of National Education World AIDS Day 2010 Celebration by hosting an Annual Celebration and also held 2 competitions for school level.
Those competitions are The Poetry Competition which is divided into two categories: Junior Midle School category (7th – 12th grade) and Senior Middle School Category and equivalent level (10th – 12th grade schools and Community Learning Centre Package C in equivalency education), and the other competition is The 100 Poetries Pocketbook Cover Design Competition for Senior Middle School and Equivalent level. The best 100 poetries of both Poetry Competition Categories are printed into pocketbook and will be distributed to the schools and CLCs. Those 2 competitions started on October 2010 and the judging session were held on 15 November 2010. Attended by Taufiq Ismail (Famous Writer), Jamal D. Rahman (Chairman of the Editorial Board of Horison Magazine), Drs. Agung Tri Wahyunto (Pusjas) as the Juries for Poetry Competition and Junian R. Siregar (Jakarta Art Institute), Robinsar H. Simanjuntak (Jakarta Art Institute), Bejo Sulaktono (Jakarta Art Institute) as the Juries for Pocketbook Cover Design Competition, together they brought out the winners for each category which are:
Poetry Competition Junior Middle School Category
Fransisca Desiany (SMP Hati Suci) - 1st Winner
Satria Bagus P.W. (SMPN 1 Cikarang) - 2nd Winner
Devita Yulianti (SMPN 10 Jakarta) - 3rd Winner
Poetry Competition Junior Middle School Category
Nurani Puspita Ningtyas (SMAN 8 Bogor) - 1st Winner
Nirmala Rizka Suryani (SMA Labschool Kebayoran) - 2nd Winner
Jhonatan (PKBM Istimewa Lapas Pria Tangerang) - 3rd Winner
Pocketbook Cover Design Competition
Anggi Almira (SMAN 3 Bogor) - 1st Winner
Ridwan Dinata (SMKN 1 Jakarta) - 2nd Winner
M. Imam Sakli (SMKN 7 Jakarta) - 3rd Winner
For the names of The best 100 poetries which are printed into 100 Poetries Pocketbook please reffer to the attached file *)
The Main Event of World AIDS Day Celebration in Ministry of National Education is being held on 1st December 2010. As a part of the Celebration, there’s a exhibition held by Directorate General of Nonformal and Informal Education, Ministry of National Education that already started a day before, 30 November 2010. 20 booths are available during the exhibition from various participants. And there’s also a poster making competition on that day. The main Celebration held in main hall of Ministry of National Education Indonesia. Started by welcoming remarks from the MC, Dewi Hughes a famous public figure, inviting participants to stand up for the National Anthem Indonesia Raya. Then continue by the official report from Head of Executive Committee, Directorate General of Non-formal and Informal Education, Hamid Muhammad, M.Sc., Ph.D. after the report, Prof. Dr. Ir. Muhammad Nuh – Minister of National Education of Republic Indonesia deliver his speech an officially open the celebration also officialy launch the 10 Poetries PocketBook The Minister expressed his gratitude and his eagerness to such competition and encourage to have more events to accommodate youth creativity, especially related to HIV-AIDS.
The Celebration continue by a Children Dance Performance “Tarian Ronggeng Manis” from WVI (Word Vision Indonesia). Ronggeng is originaly a traditional dance from Betawi, Jakarta. 8 girls dance simbolizing youth who learn traditional dance, showing their creativity and interest to do positive activites so they can avoid using drugs and risky behavior thus will decrease their chance of HIV-AIDS and also raising their love to their own culture. After that, Secretary of National AIDS Commission - Dr. Nafsiah Mboi, SpA, MPH. Delivered her speech about “Penanggulangan HIV dan AIDS di Indonesia berkaitan dengan pencapaian MDGs”. And continued by a Rap Song Performance from BKKBN (Badan Koordinasi Keluarga Berencana Nasional – National Planned-Family Coordination Board). This Rap Song sung by a group called “Microphone”, winner of BKKBN Rap Competition. The group consist of 2 men, Yusep Ridwan Soleh (Abox) dan Tian Permana (Cuya) singing a song titled “Rencana Masa Depan” (Future Plan) to encourage people especially youth to be aware of the danger of drugs and free sex that can affect our future. Director of UNESCO Office Jakarta, Prof. Hubert Geijzen closed the first session with is remark.
Next session is an Intermezzo from tv program “Dahsyat” hosted by: Adi Nugroho. this tv program is being aired daily where they show famous singers and band to perform live in public stage. an Indonesian famous singer Syahrini came and sang her hits “Aku Tak Biasa”. After such a lively intermezzo, its time for a Winners announcement of various competition including KNIU’s Poetry Competition and Pocket book Cover Design. The Minister handed trophies for those winners then take picture together with all other competition winners. Then The celebration continued with Tari Peduli AIDS – Dance 4 Life from YAI, PKBI, YPI. The dance is performed by the representative of 10 children (that actually were being performed before by 1000 students) symbolizing the Dynamic of youth and their spirit to keep healthy and positive, avoiding risky lifestyle by optimizing their creativity in their activities.
And the Last is the Poem Performance by the two first winners of Poetry Competition from both category. Fransisca Desiany From SMP Hati Suci With Her Poetry titled “Memory Kekelaman” (Dark Memory). A poetry about a child’s memory of her mother who struggle to live with HIV-AIDS. Nurani Puspita Ningtyas from SMAN 8 Bogor with her poetery titled “Inilah AIDS” (This is AIDS) that represent a Poetry from a friend that explain about AIDS and its’ effect that will destroy life but the poetry also encourage and give spirit to those who are infected to keep fighting. And after all those stunning performance, MC delivered her remarks and the World AIDS Day 2010 Celebration is officially closed.