While the rest of YES Alumni in other parts of the world have successfully established their own YES Alumni association some times earlier, just recently in 2009 Indonesian YES Alumni officially set up our own platform to gather all Indonesian YES Alumni in one place. IYAA –Indonesian YES Alumni Association, was established in October 9, 2009.
IYAA would like to be able to encourage and empower YES Alumni in Indonesia to give back to the community as they did once a while back during their exchange programs. Thus, we expect these future leaders do not only do something but also inspire, motivate, encourage and develop others in performing a meaningful action.
Just like other organizations, IYAA has its board of committee that set the bar high, so to say, to get all YES Alumni triggered to perform another community service. Currently in March 2012, new board of committee has just been elected. Waskito Jati, a class of 2009 YES Alumni, will be leading his committee throughout a two-year working period.
To mark his official inauguration, Waskito, as well as other board of committee, has brainstormed and agreed to launch IYAA’s first national project, Youth Movement for National Book Drive. This project would be held in 18 chapters of Bina Antarbudaya throughout Indonesia.