Jul 22, 2011

What We've Got From Indonesian Youth Conference 2011

Education Session

1. Anis Baswedan
> Let’s send some hope to our future through education.
> Start off with learning international languages (English/Spanish/Arabic/Chinese/etc).
> We have to emphasize our human resources’ best abilities.
> Education is not only government’s constitutional duty, but the duty of educated people.

2. Representative of Sokola Rimba
> Any kind of school has to be functional and flexible according to the current situation/local context.
> Thins/materials applied and thought at Sokola Rimba: basic essences, life skill, advocacy, etc..

3. Najeela Shihab (Sekolah Cikal)
> Innovative education= How to formulate good questions.
> Curriculum: tangible, intangible.
> School has to be universal since it represents real life
> There is a great difference between knowing a thing and understanding it.
> Everything we are learning is connected.
> Creativity comes from a disciplined mind.
> Secret weapons: low stress, enough sleep, plenty of exercise.
> Result is everyone’s personal aim.

noted by Svetkarin

Media Session

1. Najwa Shihab
Media Literacy:
> Select only the necessary information
> Perception is not reality
> Be critical in facing the message of information

2. Putra Nababan
> The principal of being a journalist: high curiosity

Diplomacy Session

1. US Embassy
Why is Indonesia Important To US?
> Security and stability
> Consolidating democracy
> Global Partner
> Strategic location
> Climate Change

Surprise Session

1. Desi Anwar
The 4 Principals:
        > Finding your focus
           The path of life : Internal - Passion
                                   : External – Purpose
        > Reduce the noise
           Eliminate: doubts, fears, opinions, expectations, day dreams, wasteful thoughts, mental laziness,            distraction, nurture awareness.
        > Visualization
           Creative visualization will help you realize your passion by focusing your mind on the object and           clearing away all obstacles.
       > Success
          Define your own success
          Do what rewards you personally and you’ll be good on it.

2. Jay Subiakto
> Being a not opportunistic young people.
> Keep loving Indonesia.
> Start from yourself and start now!

Final Thoughts:
1. Find your passion
2. Seek your purpose
3. Create meaning in everything you do
4. Teach your life as a life-long adventure and learning process.
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"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place"


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Jul 20, 2011

Indonesian Youth Conference 2011

This time I would love to talk about a youth event I just attended.
On last Saturday (July 17th) Indonesian Youth Conference was held for the second time. It's an annual event that was triggered by an Indonesian author, Alanda Kariza.

This year, the committee pick "Masa Depan Dimulai Dari Sekarang" as the tagline. They also provided numerous fields for this year's conference such as Media, Technology, Education, Diplomacy, Environment, and so forth. And the speakers? You'd regret if you missed it: Najwa Shihab, Putra Nababan, and Joko Anwar! All we've paid seemed worth it.

Aside from that, there was also a surprise session which performed Desi Anwar and Jay Subiakto! For one hour they both talk about how to manage young people to become a changer.

More than 700 Indonesian young people eagerly attended this conference. The festival seemed perfect with the last session closed by The Trees And The Wild, Seratus Persen, and Alexa Band. We had so much fun!

(photos: admin's document)
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Jul 19, 2011

"Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you"

Aldous Huxley

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