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Jakarta Post

Inspiring 'orange trooper' to represent Indonesia in Korea 

  • Budi Sutrisno

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 15, 2019   /  02:00 pm
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Angga Rahmana, a resident of Duri Pulo in Gambir, Central Jakarta, and who works for the Public Facility Maintenance Agency, has been selected to represent Indonesia at an international event in South Korea as a result of his work and innovations in his community.(JP/Budi Sutrisno)

Angga Rahmana, a resident of Duri Pulo in Gambir, Central Jakarta, has for years worked to instill positivity and fresh perspectives among young people living in his densely populated and crime-prone community. Despite his lack of educational attainment and his modest job with the Public Facility Maintenance Agency (PPSU), commonly referred to as the “orange troops”, he will be one of the delegates representing the country at an upcoming international event. “I was quite shocked when they reached out to me in late September for the selection of a program called the Seoul Sister City. My competitors were university graduates, while I only finished junior high school,” said the 30-year-old. Angga and the other 14 delegates from each region in Jakarta will share ideas about community development with dozens of delegates from other countries in South Korea fr...