Alumni for VDMI
The former VDMI grantees become VDMI alumni once their scholarship periods end. However, the end of the scholarship does not mean the end of the relationship between VDMI and its benefit recipients. VDMI alumni are expected to keep connect with the VDMI family and maintain networking with each other. Thus, VDMI provides media for Alumni to keep connect with the VDMI family which are Regional Representative (RR), Alumni to Alumni (A2A) E-Newsletter, some of the VDMI Capacity Building programs, as well as the Membership Administration System (MAS).
The Regional Representatives (RR) aim to gather VDMI alumni and grantees in a particular region so that they can create some beneficial programs or events for the local society. The members of the RR typically alumni and grantees who graduated from the nearest university in the region. However, it is possible that the members of the RR are alumni who happen to work in the region though not originally from the region. Through the RR, VDMI alumni will be able to contribute to society wherever they live or reside. For the Regional Representatives that actively create sustainable programs in their regions, VDMI provides appreciations to support the RR programs. In 2019, the best RR went to RR Kupang, RR Padang, and Makassar respectively. Currently, there are 12 active RR across Indonesia which are:
- RR Kupang
- RR Padang
- RR Makassar
- RR Jawa Timur
- RR Banjarmasin
- RR Jabodetabek-Bandung
- RR Medan
- RR Ambon
- RR Salatiga
- RR Semarang
- RR Yogyakarta
- RR Manado
Alumni to Alumni (A2A) E-Newsletter
A2A e-newsletter is the media for sharing knowledge, experience, and update news among the VDMI family. The newsletter consisted of five sections which are:
- Articles: written by VDMI grantees, alumni, or the Excellent Writing Club members
- Alumni Story: inspirational story from alumni
- Grantee Story: inspirational story from grantees
- Indonesiaku: articles written by VDMI grantees or alumni featuring their local arts and cultures
- Short Story: a short story written by VDMI alumni or grantees who love to write fiction
- VDMI activities: information about programs or events held by VDMI
- News Update: information about programs or events held by Regional Representative across Indonesia
To contribute to the A2A e-newsletter, alumni can contact the Communication and Alumni Relation Officer for one-time contribution or join the Excellent Writing Club for continuous contribution. With the A2A e-newsletter, VDMI alumni can gain and give new insight, learn from as well as encourage each other. The link for the A2A e-newsletter can be found in the Useful Links.
Contribute to the VDMI Capacity Building Programs
Often time, VDMI involved alumni in the VDMI capacity building programs for grantees. For instance, alumni may share their knowledge on how to get scholarships or jobs abroad. To contribute to the VDMI capacity building programs, see the Useful Links.
Membership Administration System (MAS)
VDMI alumni are encourage to update their data at least once in six months. Thus, VDMI can connect with the alumni in case there are programs that might benefit the VDMI alumni.