ICF wants to formally congratulate Gunawan “Wawan” Primasatya on his Young Southeast Asia Leadership Initiative (YSEALI) academic fellowship. At the end of April the School of Peace 2010 alumnus from Poso, Indonesia left his home to participate in the leadership training program.
He will take part in a five week institute, held on the campus of a U.S. university or college. It will include an academic residency, leadership development, an educational study tour, local community service activities, and opportunities to engage with American peers. The program will conclude in Washington, D.C., to allow for engagement with policymakers, governmental representatives, businesses, and think tanks.
From the airport Wawan wrote: “If i remember 2010 the first time I went abroad for SOP, I was just an ordinary young man. But it start to open my life to be something for my family and community. And another door just open for me on this outstanding moment to go to America.”
ICF coordinator Max Ediger believes he will be successful in this fellowship.
“Wawan, along with Ningsih have been strong leaders in the interfaith justpeace movement in Poso, Indonesia since 2010. It is a special honour for ICF to have Wawan accepted in this program and we wish him all success. We know that, upon his return, he will continue his important work and also share with all of us what he has learned and experienced during this fellowship.”
All the best, Wawan!