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Jakarta’s Generation Z pledges greater impact in 2020

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    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, January 5, 2020   /  05:33 pm
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Thousands of people gather under the rain to celebrate New Year's Eve at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle in Central Jakarta on Tuesday.(Jakarta Post/Wendra Ajistyatama)

New year’s resolutions are a common tradition, but Jakartans of the so-called Generation Z eye more than just a commitment to themselves. Some of those youths, born between 1996 and 2010, have announced plans of improvement both for themselves and for bigger causes in 2020. Regina Dhamayanti has set out on what she calls “the 52 weeks learning challenge”. Every week this year, she vows, she will choose at least one topic to learn — it may be science, social issues, religion or the most recent news — and write a short summary on the topic. “The challenge is mainly to keep the learning spirit [alive],” she said on Friday. The 23-year-old, who has been working at a private company for more than a year, said that, over the past year, a lot of her time was allocated for work, and she felt she did not have the time to learn about other thin...