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Media coverage:
18 July 2016

Professionals Interested in Small Towns

Although there are still a lot of people flocking to big cities to find jobs, some are actually going back to their hometowns. Better internet connections, easier transportation and the presence of a community that can enhance intellectual capacity are the reasons people are choosing to move to small towns. Yudiandra (24), an Environmental Engineering graduate from Bandung Institute of Technology's School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is from Jakarta and joined Kopernik NGO last year. One of the Kopernik programs is empowering women in a number of areas, including in Flores, East Nusa Tenggara.
Kopernik in action:
09 June 2016

Dropping the ‘Dis’: Seeing the ‘Ability’ in ‘Disability’ »

While more than three million tourists visit Bali — the ‘Island of Gods’ — every year to party, surf and spend thousands of dollars on luxury, almost none are aware of this fact: there are still huge numbers of people living in areas of extreme poverty. And more so, many of these people live in increased poverty and isolation due to their physical or mental disability.

By Feby Ramadhani

Kopernik in action:
03 June 2016

Ubud Food Festival: Cooking traditional Delicacies with Clean-energy Technologies »

Last weekend, we were very honoured to be a part of the Ubud Food Festival - an exciting three-day culinary festival which was held here in Ubud, Bali. The organiser invited us to present in one of the ‘Think, Talk, Taste’ sessions. And that got us thinking; it would be really great if we could demonstrate the pairing of two Indonesian delicacies; one from west Indonesia and one from the east

By Ina Saptiono

Kopernik in action:
02 June 2016

Heading Towards Zero Waste at TEDxUbud »

Last Saturday, the Kopernik team had the privilege to attend the 5th annual TEDxUbud!

By Feby Ramadhani

Kopernik in action:
21 April 2016
From Bali to Bangalore

From Bali to Bangalore »

Our Program Officer Angelini tells her story about being selected to join the Empowered Entrepreneur Trainers Certification event in Bangalore, India.

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Kopernik in action:
06 April 2016
Menstruation is often out of sight and out of mind. But this needs to change.

Menstruation is often out of sight and out of mind. But this needs to change. »

Despite being a normal and healthy aspect of the reproductive health of girls and women, menstruation is still predominantly seen as a taboo topic. In our daily lives menstruation is largely hidden from view because the women we work with, pass by in the street or sit next to on our morning commute have access to basic feminine hygiene products such as sanitary pads and tampons.But sadly, this is not the case for all women around the world.

By Philip Murphy

Kopernik in action:
22 March 2016

Going Off-Grid in Timor Leste »

This past February I returned to Timor-Leste and visited Atauro, a small island 25km north of Dili, where Kopernik has worked with local partners since 2011 to distribute a range of technologies.

By Sally Bolton

Kopernik in action:
11 March 2016

When West Goes to the East - Wonder Women Exchange »

Kopernik’s Wonder Women Initiative covers a vast area of Indonesia over 5,000 km from Wonder Women Western Indonesia in the northern edge of Sumatra, Aceh, and East Java through to Wonder Women Eastern Indonesia in provinces of East Nusa Tenggara and West Nusa Tenggara. Over the course of a week, we brought these diverse elements together in the Wonder Women Exchange, or as we like to call it, the WWX.

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Kopernik in action:
11 March 2016
Enjoying local delicacies in Jakarta

A Big Trip To The Big Durian »

It was 4 AM in Gambir train station in Jakarta. The usually-bustling transport hub was empty and quiet. There I was, standing alone, half-awake, waiting for two strangers to arrive.

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Kopernik in action:
22 February 2016
Ready to Switch Off?

Digital Detox in the Age of Tech Anxiety »

“I’m not addicted to my smartphone!” — says everyone.

By Feby Ramadhani