In the afternoon on 14 August 2017 around 1:00 PM, all volunteer did a TTX simulation by provided in to many groups include: Command Center, Infrastructure, Facilities, International NGO, Rescue and Evacuation, Social, Refugee, IDB Center by given the guideline and objective. We were able to play the role of Continue Reading
A day made visiting school community today! Can today be considered the day of me applying my real motive here? I did not teach them much either, just a basic introduction about ASEAN, natural disasters and ways to protect themselves by singing song together. However, I had so much fun Continue Reading
For the second week of the programme, all volunteers are divided into two villages. One group is assigned to Lembang village and the other to Cigadung. On the first day of the second week, all volunteers get to see both villages to get an idea of what the assignments will be like and who we will be working with. The first day was specifically for community bonding and awareness raising.
On the second day of our visit to Lembang, my team (Brunei) had the opportunity to interview the head of RW9 as we are assigned to this RW. After a short interview, we went to interview a housewife in the village. When we were visiting her place, there was also other housewives gathered in the house. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly so it was quite easy for us to do the interview. Unfortunately, as there was not enough time, we had to go back for lunch and spent our whole afternoon in BMKG to synthesize our findings.
We continued our interviews on the next day and we had the opportunity to interview the head of RT1 of RW9. After some time of hazard mapping and trying to find a suitable place for an evacuation site, we decided to go back to BMKG to rest. Most of the areas in Lembang are steep, therefore, it was very difficult to find a good place. Moreover, the places that are conducive to be made as evacuation sites had history of landslides, making them unsuitable in the end. Another issue is that the roads in the village are very narrow.
In the afternoon, all groups that are assigned in Lembang presented their findings. The volunteers who are assigned in Cigadung came to Lembang after the presentations for a trip to Boscha Observatorium. The trip to Boscha was exciting as it was my first time visiting an observatory. The main telescope that was displayed in the building was huge and we were informed that the telescope weighs as much as five adult elephants, i.e. 7 tonnes. The briefing was very informative and interesting! After the briefing, everyone got the chance to see Jupiter, Saturn and one of the giant stars around Scorpio, called Antares, through three telescopes provided by the observatory.
After a week of modules and workshops in Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), we, the volunteers are finally out to the community site to turn everything we learnt into action. My team, Team Malaysia Truly Asia or more commonly known as Team Where Is Ong (because I am always lost), is Continue Reading
Last Friday afternoon, all volunteers had the opportunity to go with Angkot (angkutan kota) to visit Cikahuripan village after the Friday prayers. When we arrived there, we were greeted by warm and friendly smiles by the community. The girl in the picture below was the first one to greet me Continue Reading
ASEAN turns 50 today! Happy 50th Anniversary of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) from AYVP Indonesia 2017. Happy golden jubilee, ASEAN!!! #AYVP2017 #ASEAN50 #ASEAN2017 #USAIDIndonesia
BANDUNG, INDONESIA – Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (The National University of Malaysia-UKM) and Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB) ) are joining forces to host the 5th ASEAN Youth Volunteer Programme (AYVP) with the theme “The Development of ASEAN Youth DRR-Leaders through Volunteerism and Community Engagement”, which will be held in Bandung, Indonesia Continue Reading