Our gratitude to Tara Anisa, KYEEMA Intern
Since February this year we have had the pleasure of hosting a new KYEEMA intern. Tara Anisa joins us as part of her Master of Communication Practicum through the School of Communication for Social Change at the University of Queensland.
She has a Bachelor of Communication, majoring in Journalism from the University of Islam Bandung in Indonesia and has worked for various private and non-government organisations in Indonesia in program management and communications roles. Tara is optimistic, cheerful and observant, qualities that make her a very valuable intern for us here at KYEEMA.
She explains that most communication majors in Indonesia focus on marketing, and public relations. Hence why she was interested to study at UQ which offers a training that aims to equip people with the skills to facilitate creating real change for communities.
“I learned that there are gaps between the NGO’s goals and the community needs. Those gaps create unsustainability for the project, and it changes nothing for the community. Also, I noticed that many communication specialists in international NGO are foreigners and I think that is unfortunate for the project because it’s the local people who have a better understanding of Indonesian culture and people.”
Tara had not heard of KYEEMA before she applied for the internship, but has enjoyed her time here so far, learning about how healthy household poultry can lead to significant livelihood outcomes for poor rural families globally. She is developing a communications plan for a proposed Papua New Guinea village poultry project and providing input to our communications and fundraising activities.
“I have come to realise that what makes this organisation great is the people behind it. The people here are really passionate about their work, and they work from their hearts to create a better life for marginal people.”