On September 7 2022, the representatives of Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies took part in ACICIS NGO Fair held at the beginning of each academic semester. This time NGO Fair was held in Selasar Barat FISIPOL UGM (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences UGM). The event is sponsored by the Australian government and aims at increasing the spirit of volunteerism among Jogja and foreign students.
NGO Fair introduces new ACICIS students to the opportunity to participate in various communities and organizations in Yogyakarta and its surroundings. Each semester ACICIS facilitates foreign students, especially those whose universities are members of the consortium, to study for one or two semesters at Indonesian higher education institutions such as Gajah Mada University, Sanata Dharma University, and Indonesian Islamic University. Students may opt for volunteer work as well as take part in various internship programs.
Besides, a wide range of organizations dealing with projects in the field of environment, gender studies, politics, education, human rights and culture was presented at the NGO Fair (Perkumpulan Samsara, Institut DIAN, Australia Indonesia Youth Association, Project Child, RIFKIAANNISA, POLGOV, Yayasan Vesta Indonesia, Desa wisata Nglanggeran, Women in tourism Indonesia, Satunama Menanam Benih Keadilan, COP, Harapan Fian, NGO Bule Mengajar). The CESASS UGM booth was visited by 47 visitors from Indonesian and international students (Australia, Myanmar, United Kingdom).
The event was held in a cordial atmosphere of mutually beneficial cooperation and constructive inter-university dialogue. NGO Fair proved to successfully serve its main goal of boosting collaboration within the framework of ACICIS.
Center for Southeast Asian Social Studies
7 September 2022
Author: Dmitry Svechnikov & Lia Korotkova