AIESEC in UGM annually organised a summer project in Yogyakarta that is attended by international students from a number of countries.
This year the participants came from Malaysia, Vietnam, China, Japan, Hongkong, India, Marrocco, Egypt, Tunisia, France, Canada, Spain, Italy, Ireland, and the Netherlands. AIESEC in UGM conducts 4 projects: Mahadana, Tomorrowland, Global Playground, and Jogjapreneur. Each of these is required to support Sustainable Development Goals and to give impact on society.
Mahadana is a project based on SDGs number 11 (Sustainable Cities Communities) with the goal to support the culture by introducing the city of Yogyakarta to the international students joining the programme. It also teaches tolerance to children through school roadshow.
Chairman of AIESEC UGM, Lakshita Aliva Zein, meanwhile said Tomorrowland focused on environmental issues in Yogyakarta at present.
“In this project we will resolve the 4 main problems in the ecosystem of Yogyakarta. This project is based on SDGs number 15 (Life on Land). Here we will learn that no matter how small our action is, we can make the city green again,” said Aliva on Wednesday (14/8).
AIESEC in UGM also conducts a project that supports education, which is Global Playground, based on SDGs number 4 (Quality Education). The project participants teach children about sustainable development, lifestyle, human rights, gender equality, cultural respect, etc.
Aliva explained the Global Volunteer aimed at making the participants able to spread cultural conservation, environment awareness, economic parity and improvement of education quality in Yogyakarta.
“We hope this event can improve the quality of human resource and give a different perspective to problem solving by means of cultural and knowledge exchange,” she said.