Two students of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) have been selected to join the Pemuda Mendunia programme from 10-12 February in Kelang, Malaysia. Irvandias Sanjaya (Psychology) and Mohammad Khotibul Umam (Social and Political Sciences) became tutors in the programme that was organised by Studec International.
Irvandias said the Pemuda Mendunia programme was joined by up to 30 young people from different backgrounds in Indonesia. They competed with more than 2,000 applicants for a series of selections which comprise essays, motivation letter, and interviews.
“(I was) happy and proud to get selected into the Pemuda Mendunia programme,” he said on Tuesday (14/2).
Irvandias said while in the programme they all had the opportunity to do discussion and teaching, helping primary and junior high school students in Kelang.
“In Kelang we taught up to 70 Indonesian children who have nationality problems that deny their rights to security and education,” he said.
The tutors made book donation to the children as a form of care to education, hoping that the donation would be able to help the children for informal schooling.
Irvandias added not a few children in the area had to take informal education, sometimes they were even raided by Malaysian authorities, which would obviously affect their mental condition.
“These children have yet to receive education,” but it’s difficult to get a decent education due to nationality problems.”
The experiences of the tutors whilst joining the Pemuda Mendunia progamme in Malaysia will be written in a book to inspire the Indonesian young generation on education issues, especially children that meet barriers to education due to nationality problems.