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.
Salmadita – Secretary
Salmadita is in her third year majoring International Relations at Parahyangan Catholic University. She focuses her study on Politics and Transnational society with a demonstrated history of participated in International Student Conference 2020. She is an adaptive person with strong interest in cross-cultural communications. Throughout the year pursuing her education in related fields and she hopes that by joining AIYA, she could develop herself more and take part in strengthen Indonesia-Australia bilateral relations.
Nabila Adiwasono – Treasurer
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 – Communications Officer
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.
Deva Aryani – Education Lead
Deva is a third year student of English Education in Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia. She is currently active in the organization of her department named English Students’ association (ESA) as one of the members of legislative board. She was also the head of reasoning department in ESA. Besides learning and being active in organization, Deva is currently teaching as a private English teacher. By joining AIYA Jawa Barat, she hopes to get to know more about the relation between Australia and Indonesia and hopefully one day she could help to strengthen the bilateral relationship of Australia and Indonesia.
Reina Shafina – Education 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.
Dyo Pamungkas – Socio-cultural Lead
Dyo completed his study at Universitas Pasundan, with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Commercial Photography. In 2013 he joined a collaboration of a group of Dutch students from ‘HKU’ and ‘Plan Nederlands’ to produce an interactive video project called ‘walk a mile in her shoes’ which screened online on MTV Nederlands, and awarded as ‘regional winner (innovative use of technology or social media)’ by Plan Global Awards in 2014. After he graduated he moved to Bali for awhile to developed a start up called ‘wheninbali’ focusing on providing immersive cultural tour with short photography course. He returned home to Bandung on mid 2017 and settled a small production house called ‘sematacreative’ with some friends from uni, handled commercial projects such as video ads, short documentaries, corporate profile, etc. Currently he works freelance as production manager for commercial video production. He really passionate in travelling, as he believe it is a good medium to build a ‘people to people’ relationship and better understanding between different cultural backgrounds. After a couple of year actively joined AIYA Jawa Barat he finally decided to joined as a new committee member, and hoping to take part in building a better bond between the youth of Australia and Indonesia.
Isabel Dunn – Socio-cultural Officer
Isabel is currently in her third and final year of a Bachelor of Social Sciences, majoring in Sociology and International Relations. She is completing her undergraduate degree through the University of Tasmania in her hometown of Hobart in Australia. Currently, as part of her New Colombo Plan Scholarship, Isabel is undertaking study in International Relations through the Australian Consortium of In-Country Indonesian Studies (ACICIS) at Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (UNPAR). She is concurrently interning with Sayangi Tunas Cilik (Save the Children) in Bandung. Isabel recognises the immense influence of the Indo-Pacific region and is excited to develop a deeper understanding of the bi-lateral relationship between Indonesia and Australia through her time with the Australia-Indonesia Youth Association
Bayan Yadzani – Professional Development Officer
Bayan is a fourth year Psychology and Arts (International Relations/Geography) student from Flinders University, South Australia. He is currently studying IR and Bahasa Indonesia on exchange at Parahyangan Catholic University (UNPAR) through ACICIS. He is a New Colombo Plan scholar and is concurrently interning with an environmental NGO called Greeneration Foundation. He has attended AIYA events in Adelaide before, but by joining AIYA’s Jawa Barat committee he hopes to learn more about the Australia-Indonesia space and to become more involved with the large Indonesian community at Flinders upon his return home. Bayan also has a strong understanding of Australian government initiatives aiming to promote greater understanding and collaboration between Indonesians and Australians including the New Colombo Plan, Australia Awards, ACICIS, and regional partnerships, which he believes can provide many professional development opportunities.
Imam Ruslan – Sports Lead
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 wasin 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.
Ery Primaskara – Sports Officer
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.
Last Updated 26 March 2020