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Jakarta Post

Outspoken youth demand to be heard

  • Fitria Sofyani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, July 11 2010   /  11:01 am

Earlier this week, young people from across the country hunkered down in South Jakarta for four days, cooking up something that has the potential to change the country’s future.The youth was taking part in the Indonesian Youth Conference, a program designed to bring the country’s young people together in a forum where they can voice their concerns, exchange ideas, raise awareness about several problems and by the end of the program, came up with a resolution that they expect could be heard by those in the establishment.Ideas for the program came from an organization called Cure for Tomorrow,  a community action project initiated by Alanda Kariza, an Indonesian representative at the Global Change Makers, a British Council program set up to support young entrepreneurs and community activists around the world. The 19-year-old Alanda, who grew concerned by the unrealized potent...