Welcome to Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) Jawa Barat! AIYA Jawa Barat is a non-government organisation run by both Australian and Indonesian young professionals in aims to strengthen the relationship between the two countries. We hope to build a strong network of students, volunteers and young professionals who can encourage, learn from and support one another to become the next generation of leaders in the Australia-Indonesia relationship. From our base in Bandung, the capital of West Java, AIYA Jawa Barat aims to bridge gaps between Australian and Indonesian universities, cultural performers, tourists, businesses and more.
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AIYA Jawa Barat Committee 2019
Evelynd – President
Evelynd pursued her Master of Communications and Media Studies at Monash University. During her time in Melbourne, she was a professional intern at the ABC and sought professional experiences in digital media. She has been involved in AIYA since 2016 as Communications Officer of Victoria chapter. She is currently the President of AIYA Jawa Barat and Social Media Officer of AIYA National. Evelynd is now a lecturer at the Faculty of Communication Sciences at Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, where she specialises in television and film studies.
Ashri Nooraida – Vice President Internal
Ashri recently graduated from The University of Technology Sydney, where she studied Digital Information Management. Currently, she has developed a “Taman Baca” in her hometown (Bandung, West Java) intended to encourage reading habit among the youths. Ashri believes that joining Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) is a great channel to connect with like-minded Australians and Indonesians, as well as to maintain bilateral relationship between Indonesia and Australia through educational, cultural, and professional engagements.
Anggi Auliya – Vice President External
Anggi is a Postgrad student from the Indonesia University of Education (UPI). In 2018, she spent her time as a Language Assistant teaching Bahasa Indonesia in Melbourne through partnership with Department of Education and Training (DET) of Victoria. Whilst in Melbourne, Anggi actively sought and thrived with the opportunities provided in Melbourne with herself being accredited ‘Best Presenter’ in ASILE (Australian Society of Indonesian Language Educators). She is also actively involved in Indonesian-teaching community in Melbourne, such as working with VILTA, DET of Victoria delivering Indonesian virtual learning sessions to schools all over Victoria and presenting as a workshop presenter in Festival Bahasa dan Budaya Indonesia (FBBI). Outside AIYA involvement she spends her time volunteering as a Language Ambassador of West Java since 2016, and now serving as the Head of the Association. Anggi is an avid supporter of the Indonesia-Australia partnership and hopes that through AIYA she can connect young Indonesians and Australians with each other and to opportunities related to the bilateral relationship.
Sri Murni – Secretary
Sri Murni is currently in her final semester pursuing her Master of Education at Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia. She is taking English Education as her major. Before deciding to continue her study, she worked as English teacher in Medan. She loves teaching and learning English and cultures on it so much that motivates her to join AIYA Jawa Barat. She has been the member of AIYA Jawa Barat since 2017 as treasurer and now she has an opportunity to take part as secretary. She hopes that joining AIYA can facilitate her to share her cultures, make new friends, and enrich her knowledge about Australian cultures and education.
Maria Putri – Treasurer
Maria is currently a third-year International Relations student in Parahyangan Catholic University. She has always been interested in cross-cultural relations and she likes to build relations with many people in international society. She also has passion in sports especially she is a futsal student athlete in university. She has some experiences in many volunteer events such as in 18th Asian Games 2018, volunteer in SDG’s program in AIESEC Kharkin, Ukraine, and currently she is an online volunteer in My World 2030 Asia Pacific SDG Programme in UNDP of Bangkok. She hopes by joining AIYA, she can improve her skills and she can build relations with many people especially in relationship of Australia and Indonesia.
Nabila Adiwasono – Communications
Nabila is currently a third-year International Relations student in Parahyangan Catholic University. She has always been interested in cross-cultural communication and loves meeting new people, thus she has a few experiences in volunteering for various events, such as the 18th Asian Games and Women’s March Bandung. Nabila now has the opportunity to be a part of AIYA Jawa Barat Committee’s as the Communications Officer. She hopes that by joining AIYA, she can improve her social and communicating skills, as well as connecting young Indonesians and Australians with each other.
Mia Yuwita – Education Lead
Mia completed her studies at Monash University, Australia with a Master of Applied Linguistics majoring in Applied Linguistics. She had previously worked at PT. Vista International Corporation as an IELTS teacher for two years in Bandung. During her study at Monash University, Mia has volunteered in many Australia-Indonesia events in Melbourne, e.g. teaching Bahasa Indonesia, participating in conferences, workshops, etc. She has also joined AIYA Victoria chapter and actively engaged in AIYA Victoria events. Her interests in teaching, language, literature, linguistics, and culture have made her believe that the relationship between Australia and Indonesia is extremely important. She believes that the bilateral relationship will be stronger through collaborative learning.
Reina Shafina – Officer
Reina is currently in her third-year of studying English Education in Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia. Besides studying, she tries to be active on campus through the organization in her Faculty called English Student Association (ESA). She’s a part of the Super-Intending Committee for the Art Division. Although Reina hasn’t had the chance of putting her educational knowledge to use, hopefully she can start to expand her experience through AIYA. And with that experience, she’s optimistic of finding ways to strengthen Indonesia’s relations with Australia.
Catherine Pagliaro – Social Cultural Lead
Catherine is currently in her third year of a Bachelor of Global Studies and Bachelor of Law double degree at Monash University. Recognising the growing influence of the Indo-Pacific region, she chose to study International Relations on exchange at Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (UNPAR) with the assistance of ACICIS. Catherine is also undertaking an internship with Yayasan Sayangi Tunas Cilik (Save the Children) and has begun learning Bahasa Indonesia. In her spare time, she loves to get outdoors and tick off her ever-growing bucket list of places to see in Indonesia! Catherine is conscious that while Australia and Indonesia are regional neighbours, their diplomatic relations are historically challenged. She recognises the ability of AIYA to build relations between young people from Indonesia and Australia – the next generation of leaders. Catherine is excited to learn, exchange experiences and develop friendships through her involvement with AIYA!
Luhur Pambudi – Social Cultural Officer
Luhur is a student of social work major at Bandung Polytechnic of Social Welfare. He’s student in Seventh Semester. He concern about human services in local community such as family support and individual motivation. He also love working with children and persons with disability in case like child in conflict and blind person. He’s part of Forum Mahasiswa Peduli Anak (FOMPA) based in Bandung that concern about child social protection and youth empowering. His hobby about volunteering and travelling. Luhur currently have opportunity to get something new knowledge and experience In Australia-Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) Jawa Barat as a new committee and he hopes to do the best as he can. As new committee in AIYA he will working together with new people between Indonesian and Australian to have the one vision and exchange differences cultural to build a good social relations and make an unity in diversity.
Ery Adam – Sport Lead
Ery is a post graduate student of the Indonesia University of Education (UPI). In 2016, he spent her time as a Language Assistant teaching Bahasa Indonesia in Melbourne through partnership with Department of Education and Training (DET) of Victoria. During this time, he actively engaged with AIYA Victoria activities, especially in sports events. He also played for the Krakkatoas FC, Indonesian melbourne-based footy team. He went back to Indonesia on 2017 and since then, he dedicated himself for education in Purwakarta, his hometown. He served as both English teacher and school principal until July this year when he decided to pursue a master degree in bussiness management. Now, he is still an active teacher at SMA Tunas Unggul Bandung and LB LIA Purwakarta.
Imam Faisal – Sport Officer
Imam is currently working at IDP Education as Education Counsellor. In 2016, he lived in Nhill, a small town in rural area and 5 hours from Melbourne as Indonesian Language Assistant at Nhill College. He actively involved in the town community such as sports and theater. Therefore, when the school granted the fund from the government, he created the school project called ‘Indonesian Extravaganza’, the project was the combination of dancing, singing, instruments playing, drama, and martial arts which was written and directed by himself. Apart of assisting the teacher, when he was in Melbourne he engaged and joined some activities at Vilta, Krakatoas, and Indonesian Consulate. After returning home, he often participated in philosophy discussion and theater. By Joing AIYA, he hopes that he can take a part in connecting young people between two countries for better relationship.
Last Updated 30 August 2019.