Wealth is Dignified

Wealth is Dignified

Wealth is dignified. This sentence would probably provoke my otherwise very friendly track A trainer. For yes, I understand that dignity is intrinsic to the human person. That all humans rich and poor possess dignity, and that it can neither be measured nor taken away. However, my view is quite more pragmatic than that which … Continue reading

Youth, Education and Unemployment

Youth, Education and Unemployment

So recently in my country, there has been a number of bizarre cases of unemployment. Various government sectors have been advertising jobs and the number of youths that apply for the particular vacancies has been what someone called ‘a big joke’. A good example is an Immigration Department which announced a vacancy and needed 70 … Continue reading

Rejecting “us” and “them”

Rejecting “us” and “them”

Imagine getting by with the bare minimum in order to survive, being on the run and hiding out of sightout of fear of being caught, tortured or killed. “He reminded himself that this was no time for hope. Certainly, he could almost touch it. He could feel it, somewhere just out of reach.” – The … Continue reading

My Life-Changing Dignity Trip

My Life-Changing Dignity Trip

    The first time I heard about World Youth Alliance, I was so curious to learn more about the organization and what it promotes – human dignity. As an International Relations major, I got really interested to learn more about human dignity and the issues around the world today especially in my country – Indonesia. … Continue reading

The Six Prototypes of WYAME Interns

The Six Prototypes of WYAME Interns

NOTE: Any reference to real facts or persons is purely coincidental. You have learned about WYA, and now you want to become an intern at the Middle East regional office. If that’s you, below you can find the six types of interns you will find yourself working with, which of course is not based on … Continue reading

A View from the Window Seat

A View from the Window Seat

“Plain old Jane told story about a man who was too afraid to fly so he never did land.” This is a line from my favorite song, Drops of Jupiter by Train. A part of me once felt like I was this person that Jane was talking about–not anymore. I was just like any other … Continue reading

To my Life Changers

To my Life Changers

In January, I took a train from Brussels to London to attend my graduation ceremony. Most of my peers from all over the world announced they would come with both their parents; someone even had to buy extra tickets for other relatives who had the chance to join them during that important day. As for … Continue reading

Sentimental Beings

Sentimental Beings

As part of my internship, it was my turn to write the blog post for this week. I found a lot of difficulty transmitting my thoughts into words and unto this document. Partly, it was because my thoughts were scattered all around. I had a basic idea of what I wanted to write about, but … Continue reading