Launching #CheveningDiversity Campaign

Chevening Alumni Association Indonesia with the support from British Embassy Jakarta launched #CheveningDiversity campaign at Go-Jek Indonesia HQ on 27 August 2017. The aim for the campaign is to promote religious and cultural tolerance which highlights the diversity of UK and Indonesia relation through arts and culture discussions event.

During the launch, we screened Amnesty International Media Awards 2016 Shortlist film, Palmyra by Chevening Alumni Syria (2015/2016) Areej Zayat, and followed with an exciting discussion with Chevening alumni Riri Riza, Ahmad Fuadi, and Swastika Nohara. Watch recording of the event here and find the photos here.

#CheveningDiversity campaign will continue with One Minute Challenge Video Competition that open for application until 1 December 2017. If you want to know more about Chevening Diversity and One Minute Challenge Video Competition, LIKE Chevening Diversity Facebook Page and Instagram Account.

Alumni of The Month: Ahmad Fuadi

Picture: CNN Indonesia
Network and Alumni Officer of the British Embassy Jakarta, Mega Savitri, interviewed Ahmad Fuadi (MA Documentary Film, Royal Holloway, University of London in 2004). 

Q: How did you begin writing? Did you intend to become an author, or do you have a specific reason for writing each book?
A: I started from writing diary when I was 13 years old because I often saw my mother writing her own diary. Then I launched my first novel, Negeri Lima Menara, in 2009. It’s a novel that aimed to celebrate an enlightening educational experience in Pesantren and to benefit many people through writing and stories. Every book I have a moral message to convey.

Q: How hard is it to establish and maintain a career in fiction writing?
A: Writing that in my opinion is self-defeating art, self-discipline, and art soften ego. It takes stamina to write long, for a long time, and no one asks when the deadline is.

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