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INTRODUCTION

It is important for any new organization to provide a clear and informative overview. This MITRA overview includes a profile, vision and mission statements, key principles, the background context of Eastern Indonesia as well as the three pillars and main programs within MITRA.

For information about the people who make up MITRA and our commitee follow this link.

MITRA

ABOUT MITRA

Masyarakat Indonesia Timur Relasi Asing (MITRA) or the Eastern Indonesian Foreign Relations Association is an international equity-based youth movement localized across the 6 of the most disadvantaged provinces of Indonesia. All of these locations are found in the peripheral East stretching from the Wallace line to Papua New Guinea. The MITRA Association which was formed in December 2013 by local and international students in Timor Island now covers 12 communities based at various higher education institutions. As a result, MITRA membership is represented in the provinces of Nusa Tenggara Timur, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Maluku, Maluku Utara, Papua and West Papua. MITRA also has international members from Australia, Poland, Netherlands, U.S. and other countries. MITRA is the only localized international youth association which focuses on generating valued change and overcoming structural inequality and stigma in disadvantaged contexts in Eastern Indonesia.

Vision

“A world where communities in Eastern Indonesia have greater access to information and opportunities in order to become agents of change and overcome the challenges of development gaps, stigma and structural inequality.”

Mission

“Through its three pillars: Language, Internationalization and Environment, MITRA’s mission is to build and share, to act locally and to think and interact globally all for valued change for Eastern Indonesia”

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VISION

MITRA aims to contribute towards the wider movement of evening the scales of opportunity between core and peripheral Indonesia. MITRA envisages a lasting association which can support and empower youth, students and others from lower socio-economic backgrounds and provinces.

Greater access to information and opportunities for Eastern Indonesian communities serves as a counterweight to the advantages of the privileged elite of the wealthier provinces in Indonesia.

“A world where communities in Eastern Indonesia have greater access to information and opportunities in order to overcome the challenges of development gaps, historic stigma and structural inequality.”

Through this equity-based movement, MITRA envisions a platform to empower members who display the greatest merit and initiative in contributing to their local communities rather than those who are most well-connected or privileged. This will allow MITRA members and Eastern Indonesia to have more opportunities to reach their full potential.

Future generations from East Indonesia will have a greater sense of voice and a more global orientation into the future. MITRA also hopes to do this by raising the profile of Eastern Indonesian agents of change. This may involve MITRA members from universities and other higher education institutions, research institutions, NGOs, the public and private sector and other actors. This will build the potential of both members and institutions to forge stronger partnerships at both a regional and international level.

Overview

MISSION

“Through its three pillars: Language, Internationalization and Environment, MITRA’s mission is to build and share, to act locally and to think and interact globally all for valued change for Eastern Indonesia”

 

MITRA is a student association with three key purposes:

  1. To build and share – MITRA communities throughout Eastern Indonesia:
    1. Build a stronger sense of community and solidarity within Eastern Indonesia – with a youth oriented approach.
    2. Sharing information – to become a platform for high quality and continuously updated information as well as educational and vocational training materials.
    3. Provide access and channels to opportunities – through sharing information, advice for general members and mentoring for the committee members who have made the most contributions.
  2. To act locally – empowering communities in Eastern Indonesia through the three key pillars:
    1. By facilitating the three program themed pillars of MITRA within Eastern Indonesia.
      1. Languages – (eg. Weekly English Language Clubs, Debating Clubs and MUN Societies)
      2. Internationalization – (eg. Participation in international conferences, programs and events)
  • Environment – (protection, conservation, reforestation, climate-adaptation and education for sustainable development, past programs have included the green schools movement)
  1. To think and interact globally – building partnerships and cooperation at an international level:
    1. With foreign universities through sharing of information
    2. Long term formal MoU agreeements
    3. And at a people-to-people level through cultural, educational and skills exchange programs as well as online interactions with foreign students
    4. Attempt to facilitate exchange programs between East Indonesia and foreign countries.
    5. To welcome and support international students arriving at Eastern Indonesian universities.
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