Concern towards quality education in several countries, especially Indonesia made Hanifah Fathinah, a student of Management Study Program President University, participated in the 2020 Global Goals Summit held on 23-25 January 2020.
Her journey began when she proposed #WeForKiddos program, an open class in suburbs area to improve Indonesian children’s literacy. This idea then brought her to be the Indonesian delegate in the international summit that was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
According to her, education is important as it made one become wise and produce the right decision. Although in reality, many developing countries only spare 20% of their national budget for education. Thus, she was determined to open free classes for Indonesian children soon.
The 2020 Global Goals Summit was consisted of training, presentation of SDGs 2030 resolution, and also awarding night. The summit was attended by some popular speakers, one of whom was the Ambassador of the Indonesian SDGs, Vania Herlambang. She, who is also known as Putri Indonesia Lingkungan Hidup 2018 shared her experience as an ambassador for SDGs and insight on current issues of equality.
Besides Indonesia, the summit delegates came from Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, India, Morocco, Kenya, Gambia, Nepal, Palestine, the Philippines, and many more.
Hanifah admitted that besides the SDGs issues that were often discussed in the classroom, English as a medium of the study in President University also made it easy to participate in any international summit or conferences. She also revealed that he gained a lot of knowledge that could be used as guidance to realize her #WeForKiddos program.