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Monday, March 24, 2008

Indianos Momentos

India Momentos

Finally Iam leaving India for Good, completed my Bachelor and Master in Agra University for five years and two year IT Diploma in Sikkim Manipal University, stealing Hindi and Urdu language from Local Indian and Robbing Thai language from my Thai roomate. that make me little bit confident to go back home in Aceh.

I spend alots of time in Agra, enjoying the view of Taj Mahal all day and learn the local culture and friendship what i intend is to complete my study and return back home ASAP. the momentos remind good momentos for all da time.

Now i need to thinks how to survive in my own country as i was born here live for long term purpose and responsibility. i did survive in India for seven years and need to proof something to my family what kind of success i could serve to my family.

Now was going six month in Aceh what can i tell them just about the Indian panorama and view of perticular education in India, no more proof i can give them the details just a story and good historical of Indian. hopefully i can give them aproof of academic success is good salary and fine job in Aceh next time..

Praise me Luck...

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

How Far Lhokseumawe Can Go From Now....!!

This small city was very femiliar to the ears of indonesian coz’ by many big industry are growing here. Like any other city in Aceh are there but not much more then in Lhokseumawe. Right now Lhokseumawe was devided from North Aceh, in 2005 Lhokseumawe are traying to move ahead lonely. As a new city in old land of North Aceh, Lhokseumawe was trying hard to improve in any sectors, the barrier was there for sure, the biggest fertilizer factory in Lhokseum0awe was banned down caused by lack of gas supply. PT. PIM was the biggest factory deal in fertilizer for farmer in Aceh and Indonesia generally. Has recruited many local labour to work in there, when the factory closing down the manufacturer, the local labour was protesting on the central goverment to be serious to handle the problem. The other side of conflict still going on between Indonesian army and local rebels are fighting to for self determination. The economic of the country collapse caused by the conflict, people are crying for international help to find a solution. Finally came a cease fire between both side, a local rebel are giving up the weapon and the Indonesian pay the tribe for the Acehness, the solution is not over in this limit many foreign help are came on the issue of Tsunami and the battle are done, both side are stoping to fight and focussing on reconstruction. Back to Lhokseumawe, a people are voting for new mayor of Lhokseumawe, Mr Munir Usman came up as the winner to lead Lhoseumawe. The plann was planned and programme was runned but the reality of developing was stuck in piece of paper, not yet to come or delay in practising was the problem of new mayor. Mr. Mayor is new to his field still confusing about what to do in giving right solution for the country. Many element of the people are recruited to work together in improving better Lhokseumawe. A farmer rebels are placed on top to lead Lhokseumawe, what they can proove to the people of Aceh, they was traying to fight for justice and wealthy economic with weapon. And now the chance was there to proove, how far they can go to proove and giving real action in order for healty and wealthy economic for the Acehness. Lhokseumawe people are waiting for the action...!!!!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Communities & Education Programme in Aceh (CEPA - 2)

Communities and Education Program in Aceh (CEPA) Phase 2
For many years now, conflict has been almost a way of life in some areas of Aceh. Both teachers and students stayed away from their schools. School buildings fell into disrepair and school communities were divided. Rizal Usman from Aceh is Deputy Team Leader of AusAID's CEPA - Communities and Education Program in Aceh. Rizal and his staff have been working hard in the conflict affected Bireuen area of Aceh. They are implementing a pilot education program aimed at reducing tension within communities in that area. When the pilot stage is finished and evaluated, the program will move onto 4 - 5 other former conflict areas. The process is very democratic in nature with communities fully involved in all discussions and activities. CEPA is :
  • Encouraging and promoting better teaching methodology with teachers;
  • Encouraging and promoting better teaching methodology with teachers;
  • Improving the quality of education by working with principals and local education authorities including district MORA representatives;
  • and Inviting education stakeholders, such as local education authorities and staff to participate.

As Rizal explained, the students will soon be the real winners. Their schools will be in better condition through the involvement of School Committees, for example. The school atmosphere, including the support and interest of their parents in their education, will be much improved. And lastly, their teachers will be better equipped to teach and make their education a valuable and interesting experience for their children. And guess what? Attendance by students, and teachers, is already increasing.

The Communities and Education Program in Aceh (CEPA) is a new program within the Australia Indonesia Partnership for Reconstruction and Development (AIPRD) Aceh Rehabilitation Program (ARP). CEPA will contribute to post conflict and education rehabilitation through the development of effective working relationships within and between community and government with a focus on the school community.

The Program is to be implemented in partnership with selected communities and the Government of Aceh. Education rehabilitation will focus on building effective relationships between within the school communities, and through the development and support of representative and functionaly, School Committees, between communities and the District government authorities responsible for education.

CEPA will support Government of Aceh policy for school improvements, with a focus on improving school-based management through the School Committee and the implementation of block grants for improvements to school infrastructure and education quality improvement initiatives. Integral to the school improvement program will be the involvement of District government. MEDIA RELEASE - 6 March 2007 Minister for Foreign AffairsAlexander Downer School Construction in Indonesia Gathers Momentum Today I attended a school inauguration ceremony in Bekasi, West Java for the construction of one of about 2000 junior secondary schools to be built in Indonesia over the next three years. The $355 million Australia Indonesia Partnership's Basic Education Program will fund the construction or expansion of schools in 19 Indonesian provinces. Up to 1225 schools are expected to be completed by the end of 2007.

The construction program will create more than 330,000 new junior secondary school places for 13 to 15 year olds, targeting children from poor and remote areas. Local people will build the schools using locally supplied materials. The school sites have been selected based on an assessment of unmet demand, enrolment rates and community involvement.

As a close friend of Indonesia, Australia is supporting education in Indonesia recognising it can have an enormously positive impact on the quality of people's lives. To enhance the people linkages, the Basic Education Program will be supported by a 'sister school' arrangement, to aid positive exchanges between Australian and Indonesian school communities.

Funding for the Basic Education Program comprises $200 million in loans and $155 million in grants. The implementing agencies will be the Indonesian Ministries of Education and Religious Affairs.

A further $300 million in loans will be made available for another major infrastructure development project, the Eastern Indonesia National Roads Improvement Program which will see the rehabilitation of over 1000 kilometres of roads and about 4.5 kilometres of bridges in Eastern Indonesia.

The loans components of the schools and roads projects are generously concessional with zero interest up to 40 years, no payment of the principal for 10 years, followed by a 30 year repayment period.

The Basic Education Program and Eastern Indonesia National Roads Improvement Program are both funded under the $1 billion Australia Indonesia Partnership for Reconstruction and Development announced by the Prime Minister in January 2005.