Meet recently appointed Indonesian Language Ambassador, Jack Collard. Jack won the 2018 national speech competition run by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia. His prize is an invitation to meet President Joko Widodo and attend Hari Kemerdekaan celebrations at the Presidential Place in Jakarta on 17 August.
Consul-General of Indonesia, Ibu Dewi Tobing congratulates Jack Collard on a great job as MC.
Interested in becoming an Indonesian language ambassador or requesting a visit from an ambassador to your school? READ MORE.
As a BBIP Ambassador, Jack was a hit when he visited Scotch College to tell his story of learning Indonesian and to encourage students to continue their studies. He also excelled as MC of both Michael J concerts in Perth.
And earlier this year, Jack was at the United Nations. Why? Check it out here.…Read More →
It was magic! Michael J played 2 concerts in 2 cities in 2 countries simultaneously. One thousand students from 20 WA schools raised the roof of The Lakes Theatre at Mandurah Baptist College as Michael, Deon and Toni rocked the songs students had been studying in their Indonesian classes.
BBIP's schools' concert on 8 August was enjoyed just as much by another thousand excited students in Surabaya, East Java, via a simulcast link. It was the first time a concert had been streamed live from Australia to Indonesia. Students in Perth and in Surabaya greeted each other and the WA audience responded enthusiastically to a request for 'a traditional Australian song' with a rousing rendition of Waltzing Matilda.
The Surabaya audience experienced the concert streamed from The Lakes Theatre, Lakelands, WA.
It was a memorable and appropriate way for BBIP to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the sister-state relationship between WA and Jatim (Java Timur/East Java). News reports were carried in Pojok Pitu and Bhirawa Online .…Read More →