On May 23rd, 2023, an exciting Youth Leader Camp Event took place at IULI (International University Liaison Indonesia). The event was spearheaded by Putri Permana Ragnawati, Chair of the Student Executive Board, and Netabya Jason Christopher, Vice-Chair of the Student Executive Board. They collaborated with M. Aldi Subakti, Chair of the Youth Leader Camp (YLC), to make this event a resounding success.
Participants from various countries joined the event, including Malaysia, Cambodia, Istanbul, Yemen, China, and Pakistan. The event commenced with a rendition of the Indonesian national anthem, followed by a captivating performance by IULI’s renowned choir, The Amazing Choir, who showcased their talent with the piece “Wonderful Indonesia.”
After the choir’s performance, Aldi took the stage and delivered an opening speech, where he emphasized the significance of youth leadership.
“YOUTH ARE leaders,”
The YLC, which has been active since 2016, focuses on education, business opportunities, cultural exchange, and tourism diplomacy. They have selected ten outstanding delegates from around the world to participate in this prestigious youth leader camp.
Following Aldi’s inspiring speech, Christo, in his capacity as the Vice-Chair, introduced the founder of IULI, Dr.-Ing. Illham A. Habibie, MBA, IPU. The event continued with a series of promotional videos showcasing the achievements and highlights of both YBB (Youth Leader Board) and IULI. Dr. Illham A. Habibie then took the stage and delivered a thought-provoking speech, touching on innovation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the concept of Industry 5.0. His key message emphasized the importance of problem-solving.
Following the founder’s insightful speech, it was time for the esteemed Rector, Pak Tuntun Nugraha, Ph.D., to address the audience. He delved into the concept of Industry 5.0, providing a brief historical overview of the previous industrial revolutions (Industry 1-4). Pak Tuntun Nugraha highlighted the pressing issues of carbon footprint, global warming, and carbon emissions, emphasizing the urgent need for innovation and sustainable practices to protect our one and only planet.
After the enlightening speeches, participants took a break for a well-deserved lunch, where they had the opportunity to network and discuss the impactful ideas shared during the event.
After a fulfilling lunch break, all attendees reconvened in the event room to delve into the next topic of discussion: Education Opportunities in Indonesia. The session aimed to promote various scholarship and educational prospects available for international students.
Iman Harymawan, Ph.D., took the stage to present scholarship opportunities for international students in Airlangga University. He elaborated on the diverse range of programs and fields of study offered, emphasizing the university’s commitment to fostering global academic excellence through scholarships.
The discussion on scholarship opportunities continued with Michael Rino, who shared valuable information about scholarships available at President University. He highlighted the university’s dedication to nurturing future leaders and providing financial support to deserving students from around the world.
Dr. rer. nat. Dian Sari Utami followed with a presentation on studying and internship opportunities at UII Yogyakarta. She provided insights into the vibrant learning environment and cultural experiences that UII offers, showcasing the university as a gateway to immersive educational and professional growth.
After the participants enjoyed a rejuvenating coffee break, the event resumed with the final segment. Two esteemed guest speakers, Vina Anggi Sitorus and Julia Ratih, took the stage to share their inspiring journeys and experiences.
Vina Anggi Sitorus captivated the audience with her presentation on the Alas Strait Climate Alliance (ASCA). She shed light on ASCA’s commitment to supporting all 17 goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Vina emphasized the importance of collective action and collaboration in addressing global climate challenges and achieving a sustainable future.
Julia Ratih, in her engaging talk, introduced the concept of being a manifesting youth. She introduced participants to the acronym S.W.O.T., which stands for Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threat. Julia highlighted the significance of understanding one’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to effectively manifest their potential and contribute to the global goals set by the UN SDGs. She emphasized key goals such as eradicating poverty, eliminating hunger, promoting good health and well-being, ensuring quality education, and fostering sustainable economic growth.
The presentations by Vina Anggi Sitorus and Julia Ratih provided valuable insights and motivational stories, encouraging the participants to harness their own potential and contribute to creating a positive impact in the world.
With the conclusion of the inspiring presentations by Vina Anggi Sitorus and Julia Ratih, the Youth Leader Camp Event came to an end. The event marked the last organized effort by Putri and Christo, the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Student Executive Board (BEM). Their dedicated leadership and efforts had made the event a remarkable success.
As they stepped down from their positions, Putri and Christo paved the way for new leaders to take their places. (Cyl/Afw)