Kang GURU Indonesia
As from October 1st, 2012, Kang Guru Indonesia became part of the Australia's Education Partnership with Indonesia.
The Australia Indonesia Education Partnership is working across many areas to support the Government of Indonesia's education goals and objectives. There are changes however KGI's weekly radio programs will continue across Indonesia on over 200 radio stations. Also teacher workshops and the prodcution of teacher materials will continue. KGI Facebook Fans Page will provide even more up to date information on Australia's Education Partnership with Indonesia and the activities of the KGI Team at the Indonesia Australia Language Foundation in Bali. The new KGI Team is currently working together with Australia Indonesia Education Partnership Outreach Services (EPOS) so be sure to keep watching Facebook and the KGI Latest News Page for all the latest up to date information.
IALF/EPOS currently has 4 people on staff –Ana, Ogi, Mahendra and Darmika.
Kevin completed his work with KGI on March 31st, 2013.
Rahma Diana Sari
ELT Media and Communications
Co-ordinator for EPOS/IALF
Rahma Diana Sari, or people know her as Ana, is originally from Malang. She has lived and worked at IALF since 2001. The first time she was involved with Kang Guru was in 2004 when she did a Teacher’s Workshop in Lombok. Since then she has done several teacher’s workshops for KGI and her voice is sometimes heard on the KGI Radio Programs. She’s also been an active member of Kang Guru Consultative Group since 2006 where she can share her ideas and keep up with KGI latest news. Ana is now taking acre of the KGI Fans Page on Facebook, the Joeys website and assisting kevin and Ogi with the Kang Guru radio program.
Send an email to Ana – firstname.lastname@example.org
Ana is now working with the Kang Guru Indonesia FANS Facebook page and the Joeys website.
Ogi Yutarini - EPOS Coordinator at IALF/KGI
Ogi has been working with Kang GURU Indonesia (formerly Kang Guru Radio English) since February 1997 when the project was moved to Bali from its original base in Jakarta. Ogi is Balinese. As Project Co-ordinating Officer, her main responsibilities are the overall day to day administration and supervision of KGI program. Ogi is responsible for organizing all KGI Teacher workshop including times, promotion and travel. SOgi is in charge on developing and ordering all of the KGI promotional items such as t-shirt, flyers, stickers, pen, pin, buku tulis, bag, and so on. And another big task for Ogi is word processing, layout design and production of the KGI magazine (now bulletin). Ogi much appreciates the support given by thousands of KGI listeners and readers all over Indonesia to the work of Kang Guru Indonesia for over 22 years. More recently Ogi has been working with the radio side of KGI's work by getting more involved with radio stations and even writing segments for the KGI radio porgrams. Send an e-mail to Ogi – email@example.com
Ketut Darmika -
Assistant Technical Officer
Darmika comes from Singaraja. He first moved to Denpasar when he got his first job with Adi Computer from 1991-1993.
He then worked for Was Bali Tours &
Travel for three years from 1993-1996 in the Program Division. He joined IALF in 1997 as part of Kang GURU team.
His main jobs are recording, editing, mixing program the Kang GURU Radio
English. He also records the Class reading Sets and the popular Kang Guru Teacher Packages. As technical officer
he also provides assistance to fix technical problems.
Send an email to Darmika – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mahendra was born in Kuta, Badung in Bali. He graduated from Technical Diploma from Politeknik Negeri Bali in
2003. He joined IALF in 2004 and started working for Kang Guru in 2005 as Multi Media assistant. His daily activity
is producing and mixing audiotracks for all KGRE programs including the latest Compilation Cassettes/CDs of
radio programs and Celebrity Interviews.
Kang GURU began
in 1989. The Indonesian Government asked the Australian Government, through AusAID,
for assistance in setting up an English language radio program network in Indonesia. Particular importance was
placed on Eastern Indonesia. It was hoped that the radio program would promote and encourage people in that part
of the country to apply for what are now called Australian Development Scholarships (ADS). KGI (based in at IALF in Bali) has now become a part of Australia's Education Partnership with Indonesia between Australia and Indonesia working through EPOS - Education Partnership Outreach Services (EPOS) in Jakarta.
Kevin did not start out working as an ESL teacher but began his teaching career as a primary school teacher in
Melbourne. After doing that for many years he decided to try something a little bit different, so ESL teaching
seemed a logical idea, especially if it was in an overseas country. There was an opportunity for him to work
in Lombok in a voluntary capacity in 1990 so he accepted the position and worked through Australian Volunteers
International in Lombok for two and a half years. In 1993 Kevin returned to La Trobe University in Melbourne
to upgrade his English language teaching qualifications. In 1994 he started work in Surabaya. Ten months later
he began working at IALF Bali and has remained there ever since. He taught on the General English program as
well as on EAP courses, did some hotel work and was involved with Marketing and Promotion of the IALF. IALF
sent Kevin to work in places as far apart as Kupang, southern Sumatra, Surabaya, Dili, Ambon and even in Cambodia
and Laos on 3 month Teacher Exchanges in 1997 and 1999 respectively. Kevin completed a Diploma TESAL course
in 1997/98 conducted at IALF, Bali.
In January 2000, Kevin became Manager of Kang GURU Radio
English and remained in that position until September, 2012. Between October 2012 and March 2013 Kevin acted as Transition Advisor with IALF for the Education Partnership
Send an e-mail to Kevin – email@example.com
Kevin's Facebook Page will continue - Kapt Kevin