This is RRI World Service-Voice of Indonesia with Diplomatic Corner, a program which presents information about activities and progress of Indonesian diplomacy in the international world.
Hands over Angklung to de Arte Tigre Museum by Indonesian Embassy Buenos Aires
The Indonesian embassy in Buenos Aires last Thursday (4/1) handed over one set of angklung bamboo traditional musical instrument to Director and Manager of de Arte Tigre Museum in Buenos Aires province, to introduce Indonesian culture to Argentinean people. Director of Artistic, Maria José Herrera, said when meeting with the embassy’s official, that the museum has never knowm about the musical instrument, so with the assistance, the museum will introduce angklung to the community and children when visiting the museum. De Arte Tigre Museum is one of the biggest contemporary art and culture museums in Argentina. The Museum which has been established since 1912 is visited by more than 1500 people/week, especially in Summer season, a lot of students and young people visit the museum. With the existing of angklung, the Indonesian embassy in Buenos Aires hopes more young people in Argentina, especially in Buenos Aires who are interested in knowing about Indonesia. Representative of the embassy said that music and culture is a bridge which is hoped to get closer the people of the two countries.
Consulate General gives training of leadership to student of Davao Indonesian School.
Indonesian Consulate General in Davao City gave basic training on leadership to students of Davao Indonesian school at Isla Reta, Davao City on Saturday (6/1). Consulate General, Berlian Napitupulu said at Davao City, that the leadership is the ability to influence, to motivate and to direct other people to reach a common goal. Therefore, a leader must able to guide, direct and order other people or group to reach a common goal. Berlian also said that 5 skills which a good leader must have are personal skill, communication skill, thinking skill, delegation skill, and decision making skill.
Berlian Napitupulu further said although there are people say that leaders are born, he believes that leaders arecreated. In history and reality, more peoplefrom common people have become leaders. According to Berlian, leaders are common people who can change the surroundings.
After giving a presentation on leadership, the Consulate General directly led the training in game participated in by all students. The game is aimed to teach directly how to be a good leader who can communicate with the team, discipline, how to delegate job to the team and how to finish tasks and common goals within a very limited time.
Indonesia-Samoa tighten cooperation of tourism.
Indonesian ambassador to New Zealand, Samoa and Tonga, Tantowi Yahya and Head of Tourism College of Bandung, Dr. Anang Sutono, CHE agreed to cooperate by giving development of human resources and increasing capacity for Samoa and Kingdom of Tonga’s people in tourism sector. The assistance is part of people to people diplomacy and Pacific Engagement.
Ambassador Tantowi Yahya explained that the agreement is joint efforts in tightening relation of Indonesia with the two countries in South Pacific, Samoa and Tonga Kingdom. The cooperation was written in Letter of Intent which was signed by ambassador Tantowi Yahya and Head of Tourism College, Dr. Anang Sutono, CHE in Wellington on December 27 2017.
Tantowi Yahya also said that the college will provide education and training scholarship in tourism sector to student, employee/government’s official and businessman from the two countries. The scholarship program delivered in English language can be given for various levels of formal education from DiplomaIII, Diploma IV, Graduate to Post Graduate levels. Besides that, the Bandung Tourism College also provides short course assistance.
Samoa and Tonga kingdom are two islands countries in the South Pacific which have big potential in tourism especially marine tourism. The two governments have vision and interests to develop tourism as industry to support the state’s income.