An Opening Letter


Dear all readers,

Below is an email that I wrote to some friends few days ago. It is about the celebration of the International Youth Day that will be on 12 August to come, which is on a Tuesday. So starting from today, I would like to publish the essay submitted on and here on my personal weblog

All of may also write an essay and submit it to me and I will publish it on my weblog; dont forge to also atach your recent Cv and photograph.





Dear Leo, Assad, Ira, Jasmine and Aliya,



First, I wish that everyone of you is in a good condition and I would like to thank you all for your continuous supports to youth activities, especially those related to UNESCO’s field of concerns, this far. Probably, some of you do not know some others I mention above, so first let me introduce you to each other:



Aliya Rajasa is a youth activist; she is currently promoting “Rumah Pintar” to university students throughout Indonesia and to collaborate with the students and young people. She presents her paper to young people in Bahrain in June 2008 before participating in UNESCO’s International Seminar on Community Learning Centers in Bandung, Indonesia, also in June.


Ira Lathief is a youth activist; she is the President the Rotaract Club, Semanggi Chapter, Jakarta. She is also active in assisting KNIU and UNESCO Club Indonesia activities besides, she has published a book and created a documentary film. She will be taking part in the International Work Camp on Prambanan Excursion in cooperation with UNESCO in this coming August.


Jasmine Sagita is youth activist and active in assisting some of KNIU and UNESCO Club activities including “Karawitan Muda Indonesia 3” Concert in Jakarta last March. She also participated in the 2nd UNESCO Asian Youth Forum in South Korea and was appointed to be part of the drafting committee.


Leo Mokodompit is a youth activist, assisting some government programs, especially in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is also active in helping Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO (KNIU) and UNESCO Club Indonesia to implement some of the programs. He is also a singer of AFI 3 – Indosiar, he also participated in the 2nd UNESCO Asian Youth Forum in Gwangju, South Korea in June 2008.


Muhammad Assad is a student of the University of Technology Petronas, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in his final semester. He is also the President of the International Student Committee in his university. He participated in the International Youth Forum in Bandung, Indonesia in June 2008.



Through this email, I would like to bond this youth network in order to welcome the celebration of the International Youth Day on 12 August to come. Leo and I had discussed this issue with KNIU few weeks ago and we received positive response from the Commission. Thus, to begin the process, I would like to gather opinion from everyone of you in form of a short opinion essay.


For this purpose, I collaborate with President University to publish your edited-version essay in their official website, starting from Monday to Frida next week. I also plan to invite you to come to President University to deliver a presentation regarding your personal point of view on “The Roles of Young People in the Nations Development through University Education,” that will be held in one Saturday within a month (the options: 19, 26 July or 2,6, 13 August). The schedule should enable every one of you to come to the presentation (except for Assad who is currently residing in Kuala Lumpur, you may only collect your opinion essay).


Below is the general information for the essay submission:

1. Topic: “The Roles of Young People in the Nations Development through University Education”

2. Your essay should be around 250 – 300 words (in A4 paper size).

3. Please also attach one of your best picture during a youth activity that you just recently attended.

4. Please email your essay to me at at the latest on Friday, 18 July 2008 at 3 p.m.


I hope you all can help me to make this happen. This will be the beginning of our network for further collaboration and sustainable development for the sake of Indonesian young people.


I thank you very much for your supports and concerns for the success of this project. I will keep you all informed shall it be anymore projects in the future that we can work out together.


Best Regards,



Mohammad Reiza

Former President for

the 1st UNESCO Asian Youth Forum

About Mohammad Reiza

I first started blogging on wordpress in November 2006 that you can find at and later in January 2007 I added another blog at and I just recently added another blog in May 2013 at

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