After such a long hiatus in posting and after encountering my own fear to be involve again in a social forum, I came to PS Bloggers Gathering last night at Es Teller 77 Adityawarman. (This is gonna be a long long post, pardon me)

Education to Employment: Preparing Globally Competent and Highly Employable Indonesians.

That was the theme last night. The speakers are Iwan Setiawan (author of “9 summers 10 autumns”) and Chris Crow (US Fullbright Scholarship Alumnus). We shares our concerns about Education in Indonesia, Chris also presented USBI that offers many fun ways to educate young people.

Just yesterday morning, I read an article about how Indonesians are lazy to read and Mas Iwan also highlighted these thing in his sharing session. He said that in Indonesia, students are not encouraged to read because most of us are just memorizing the lesson for a good grade, not to make ourselves understand the subjects. Chris also share his experience when he was teaching english in Maluku, he said that students there, are good at answering close ended question, while they found an open ended question very hard to answer. I guess this problematic fact root once again to “reading habit”. In the article I’ve read earlier, the writer shared that he was mocked overseas because he said that his hobby is reading. Reading is not a hobby overseas, they just read, while in Indonesia we classified reading as an hobby so people who stated their hobby is watch movie, they probably never read.

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28 Oktober 1928 – 28 Oktober 2011 Sudah 83 tahun yang lalu Kongres Pemuda menetapkan Sumpah Pemuda, walaupun tidak ada naskah otentik sumpah pemuda (ref: disini), tetapi berhasil menyuntikkan semangat bagi para pemuda Indonesia untuk mempelopori kemajuan Bangsa. Kini, setelah 83 tahun kongres tersebut berakhir, apakah sumpah tersebut masih tertanam di hati para pemuda Indonesia?…Continue Reading “Sumpah Pemuda yang tak lagi Muda”

GOOD NEWS!! Tadi pagi, setelah sekian lama terisolir dari dunia luar, ta menonton Metro TV dan benar-benar takjub!! Takjub dengan benar-benar Takjub!! Ternyata Indonesia sudah cukup sukses menjalankan program untuk memenuhi Tujuan Pembangunan Milenium yang ke 5, yaitu kesehatan Ibu. Sudah ada satu program yang diprakarsai oleh Departemen kesehatan, yakni P4K dengan stiker. Apa itu??…Continue Reading “Indonesia On MoVe Now”

Hmhm,, Cuma sharing pengalaman,, Ta lihat sendiri dengan mata ta (kalau ma mata orang lain, b’arti bukan ta yang lihat kan?) bukti dari betapa pentingnya ASI a.k.a air Susu Ibu,, Kasihan banget, masih kecil tapi penyakit-penyakit kecil gampang banget mengenainya,, (hiks, jadi sedih,,) Dari awal, mamanya cuma ngasi ASI bentar banget, gak tau alasannya apa,…Continue Reading “Betapa Pentingnya ASI bagi Anak!!”

Indicators Target 6: Reduce by three quarters the maternal mortality ratio    Maternal Mortality Ratio (WHO)    Proportion of Births Attended by Skilled Health Personnel (UNICEF) Goal 5   5.1 Promote reproductive and sexual health education in rural and urban areas through formal curricula and non-formal activities.    5.2 Encourage peer-to-peer education on sexual health…Continue Reading “aBout the MDGs’ Goal number 5 : maternal Health”