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Month: June 2020

3 Things a Volunteer Teacher Wants You to Realize
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3 Things a Volunteer Teacher Wants You to Realize

By A. J. L. ArgonzaVolunteering is an avenue for people to nurture their passion for service and to develop social and cultural awareness. Different volunteering activities are usually in the form of relief or emergency operations, environmental initiatives, disabled or elderly assistance, and youth education. A huge number of organizations worldwide focus on youth education because the youth are often described as the future of the nation. Of course, every youth education project requires the support of enthusiastic volunteer teachers, but the learning definitely extends beyond the activity. Rather, it extends beyond the people involved in it. Below are three things that a volunteer teacher wants everyone else to realize:1. Education is a priceless treasure that everyone ...
Get Lost in Taiwan – Experiencing the Vibe of an Exchange Program During the Pandemic
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Get Lost in Taiwan – Experiencing the Vibe of an Exchange Program During the Pandemic

(Picture Credit: Danny Tillotson/Charlie On Travel)By Nanda Blestri JasumaThe world in 2020 will never be the same as it was, and so does education. It may sound insane when you know that you have to go abroad while the situation is getting worse due to the Covid-19. I was fully in doubt when I had to leave Indonesia to fulfill my student exchange program in Taiwan in late February. Imagine being in the place which was only about 100 miles away from Wuhan, the first place where the pandemic took place. It made me nervous. I was wondering all the time whether I was going to go to a worse place. However, the clock is ticking, no matter how hard it takes, our responsibility has to be done properly.Surprisingly, all my worries had disappeared by the time I arrived in Taiwan. T...
Making the Best out of your Research Internship: 3 Tips
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Making the Best out of your Research Internship: 3 Tips

By Rafyoga J.P. IrsadanarBeing a research intern could be very thrilling and challenging, since we will not only deal with professional matters but also academic works. To make the best of the opportunity, these are 3 tips you could do!1. Be available, reliable, and responsible in the office.It is always exciting to be given opportunities by a reputable research center to experience the real professional and academic environment through an internship. However, we also need to also understand that one of the major reasons we are hired is to assist the researchers in doing their academic projects. By that, the interns will be shared some of the responsibilities in the team.In doing your part, be a responsible team-player! Meet those deadlines. Show up on-time. Give t...
What Indonesia Could Learn from Thailand during the COVID-19 Crisis: An Untold Success Story
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What Indonesia Could Learn from Thailand during the COVID-19 Crisis: An Untold Success Story

By Muhammad Maulana IberahimWhile South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam have been praised by many due to their governments’ responsive action in handling the spread of COVID-19 (Breen, 2020; Chau, Gregorio, & Nixon, 2020; Gan & Lendon, 2020), the mainstream media has paid relatively little attention to what the Thai government has done.In May 2020, South Korea, as one of the successful countries in dealing with this pandemic, has expressed appreciation toward Thailand through its Ambassador f the Thai government’s effectiveness in coping with the outbreak and flattening the curve (Wangsri, 2020).In Indonesia, in contrast, Achmad Yurianto, the spokesperson for COVID-19-related issues, has been awarded Public Relations of the Year by Indonesia Corporate Branding PR Aw...
Coronavirus, Agriculture and Possibility Post-crisis Global Hunger
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Coronavirus, Agriculture and Possibility Post-crisis Global Hunger

By Sujan GautamChairperson NAFSCOL Krishiban Pvt Ltd.Graduate, Agricultural ScienceThe novel corona virus (COVID-19) has created a massive impact on the wholesome economy of the world.Several countries around the globe are either under lockdown or stay at home order.There is a large disturbance in the supply chain including the agricultural supply chain.While these restrictions are very necessary to break the chain of spreading Coronavirus, they often interfere in the market chains and the trade of the agricultural products which have a significant impact on the livelihood, food and nutrition of the population around the globe.Nepal is also facing similar circumstances as the rest of the world. Being a poor economy country in South Asia, Nepal has been facing ...