Awwi - Social Entrepreneurship - Indonesia
What three things do you do differently after your program at the East-West Center (SUSI/YSEALI)?
The rapid advancement of poverty has prompted emerging young social entrepreneurs in Indonesia in the last 10 years. While they have significantly contributed to development of Indonesia, there are still lots of problems left unaddressed. The call for challenging these issues has pushed me to learn about social enterprises. The three things that I’ve done so far and still a lot more to comes are:
After joining YSEALI Institutes on Environmental Issues at the EWC, I finally find my true calling on social enterprise, how to apply commercial strategies to maximize improvements in human and environmental well-being—this may include maximizing social impact alongside profits for external shareholders. I strongly feel that social entrepreneurship is the key to developing a sustainable nation.
What impact did the program have on your career?
After joining the program, I finally find my true calling to be the one who are advancing the nation’s economic by empowering the community through Social Entrepreneurship. Because of my works and compassion I was awarded as the Young Leaders for Indonesia (YLI) by McKinsey & Co. Award given to high-performing students across Indonesia and beyond with the aspiration of ‘Unleashing Indonesia’. Beside that my story is an autobiographical book entitled “Climacteric” written by Indonesia author Nurhalifah Estivhannisa. I also awarded Indonesian Youth Award for Science and Technology 2015. This award given by Indonesia Given by Indonesia's Ministry of Youth and Sports. Selected based on CV, contribution on sciences and technology, and voting stage. Right now, I am currently enrolled as a second year M.Sc candidate in Sustainable Animal Nutrition and Feeding (SANF) Wageningen University and Research (WUR) under the Indonesia Endowment Fund for Edcucation (LPDP Scholarship).
What issues are you most passionate about in your daily life?
Over the years of life as a student and startup enthusiast, being an entrepreneur and giving back to society through innovation are my true calling.
How have you come to see leadership?
Community empowerment need serial solution-finders, networkers with keen communications skills and empathy to lead the way, and to effectively "sell the vision" of the large scale impact which can be achieved. Great leadership is only beneficial when shared. Its development is often wasted by being too focused on the individual, with no sense of passing on learning. In my role as a Co-Founder and CEO of MorBi+ I have had the backing of my team, which has supported many high risk strategies and new innovations during my tenure. Without this place to test new ideas, my learning would have been mainly wasted. Learning how to be the best we can be, without fear of failure, and with people around who provide support and encouragement, is vital. As the proverb said ‘Leadership, at its best, gets the best people into teams, and gets the best from those people’.
Just a month ago, I have successfully run my latest project namely The Bright Student Award (BSA). The Bright Students Award (BSA) initiative for capable and highly motivated university student in Sulawesi who have project innovation that will benefit society and have the potential to become leaders. The program provide scholarships, mentoring from students and recent graduate from the world class uni (MIT, Harvard, Oxbridge) and members of the IKA UNHAS The Netherlands who are currently studying in the Netherlands. I was the initiator and chair of the Bright Student Award (BSA) Program.