Nusa Tenggara Timur


The people of Nusa Tenggara Timur are fun, laid back and easy going and love to learn about Australia. Thanks to connections forged through the University Bridge Project (UniBRIDGE) NTT became an integral Chapter for AIYA in 2014, increasing opportunities for members to experience an area of Indonesia few Australians are familiar with. Stay up to date with the NTT team through their social media:

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Committee Members

Alberto has finished his bachelor’s degree at the University of Nusa Cendana, majoring in mining engineering. Then, He joined in software training for mining plan and design activities. After finishing that training He works as a freelance at a mining consulting company in Kupang who provides mining services to do the proposed mining project document. Alberto also a person who enjoyed doing volunteering activities. Since he was in university, he has been actively engaged in many volunteering activities, like in the education area as well as the environment area. Furthermore, in 2019, he has been an interpreter for students from the National University of Singapore who did thier KURA Project that focused in health issues in West Timor and also for the students from Soochow University who did their community services project in Kupang. Alberto becomes interested in the bilateral relation between Australia-Indonesia when he joined as a participant of the Vocational Internship Program in Queensland, Australia for 5 weeks. In addition, he loves to spread motivation to young people in Kupang to improve their skills and abilities to face the future.

Alberto Selan

Chapter President

Arini is a recent graduate from the English Study Program at the Faculty of Teaching, Training and Education of Nusa Cendana University and she is now a home tutor. She is interested in society activities and joined the MITRA (Eastern Indonesian Students Foreign Relations Association) at the end of 2017, the ROTARACT Club of Kupang Fortuna as an International Facilitator in 2018 and had many amazing experiences. In 2017 and 2019 she helped students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with their KURA West Timor Project and was an interpreter with the IMR (International Medical Mission) in 2018 at Alor Island. She is interested in the Australia-Indonesia bilateral relationship and was selected as an Awardee of the UniBRDIGE Project 2019. She believes that AIYA can help many young people to develop their skills and build an international connection with Australian people.

Arini B. M. Tamelan

Vice President

Rizky is a final year student at Nusa Cendana University in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara. He received a UniBRIDGE Project Award in 2017 for an in-country study trip to Australia. He is also a Bahasa Indonesia mentor for Australian mentees who want to learn Bahasa Indonesia through the UniBRIDGE Project. Teaching has always been his passion. He volunteers with the MITRA Community and actively teaches elementary to junior high school students at the Oesapa traditional market area in Kupang. Rizky has been part of the Duta Bahasa Nusa Tenggara Timur Association since 2019 and reached 4th place in the competition for Duta Bahasa selection in the East Nusa Tenggara Province.

Rizky Junior Ully


Ivony has finished her bachelor’s degree at Nusa Cendana University, in Mining Engineering two years ago. Now, she is a consultant at environmental and mining consulting company in Kupang. She is also a freelancer in CV. Karya Sejati, company that engaged in sandstone mining in Kupang regency. In 2018, Ivony joined Kapal Pemuda Nusantara program in Palu, Center Sulawesi. Ivony and young people from all province in Indonesia participated and helped victims of the earthquake and tsunami disaster. Ivony also a participant in East Nusa Tenggara Tourism and Hospitality program. In this program, Ivony becomes an NTT’s ambassadress and gain knowledge about sustainability tourism in Queensland, Australia for 5 weeks. Ivony is interested in society activities. Since 2014, she volunteers in MITRA community especially in environmental project. In 2019, Ivony and her friends built a community called Noelbaki Smart Center. In this community, they built small library and teaches elementary to junior high school student in Noelbaki.

Maria Priscila Eliza Ivoeney Dhenge Gili


Novel has completed her bachelor’s degree in Mining Engineering at Nusa Cendana University. In 2017 she joined MITRA and found her new interest in teaching. She is a member of Kincir Angin Band Project-a band which has been inspired by kids at a place named Kincir Angin in Kupang. Novel loves Sign Language. She started to learn Indonesian Sign Language (Bisindo) in 2019 and initiated a local community which has colaborated with Kupang Deaf Community up until now to teach Bisindo to people. The community’s members are from various professions, such as doctors, teachers, activists, employees etc, who have commited their time to learn Bisindo each week. She is also a Bisindo interpreter for the Deaf.

Novelia Sandova Siagian

Communications Officer

Sari is an English tutor for young students in Kupang. Her childhood dream was to set her foot on different countries all over the world. This dream keeps her going in life and leads her to involve herself in lots of youth and volunteering activities. She believes that involving herself with these activities will give her experiences and broaden her perspectives to reach her dream. This had been proven to be true when she joined UniBRIDGE and got her first trip to another country, Australia in 2017. Through UniBRIDGE networking, she got to attend her first AIYA NSW event in Sydney. She returned with a good impression on AIYA and decided to join AIYA NTT, which later on became AIYA EAST-INDO chapter NTT.

Sari Monica Ully

Communications Officer

Reino is currently majoring in Mining Engineering at university of Nusa Cendana Kupang since 2017. He was one of the committee organizers in virtual TEDx XL Future Leaders (XLFL). During the XLFL Batch 9 selection, He also got involved in assisting XLFL facilitator from arranging schedules until managing candidates to attend the interview selection. He is also a part of Zeal English community Kupang and organizes weekly meetings from arranging topics for members until facilitating discussion to run effectively and timely in each meeting. He is really passionate to learn English because he believes that with this skill, he can join some more opportunities such as joining youth empowerment as an awardee of XL Future Leaders Batch 8 and becoming AIYA Event Officer Kupang chapter. On campus, teaching is one of the activities he spent the most time doing as he was selected as laboratory assistant coordinator to facilitate the practicum for second year students in his major. Sharing is one way he thinks the best to improve his knowledge and that is what he always does until now.

Cristo R. D. L. Sonbay

Events Officer

Arty, a girl who loves playing guitar, succeeded her bachelor’s degree in the Faculty of Science and Engineering, majoring in Chemistry. Learning English has become her passion since she was in her third year of high school. She’s engaged in a religious community since she was attending her first year in college. After obtaining so much experience in becoming an executive board especially holding accountability in the event and activities division, she has encountered a lot of people from various backgrounds and majors in college. Currently, she has become an official mentor with some friends of hers in the organization. After completing college, she worked as an intern in BioScience Laboratory at Universitas Nusa Cendana. For now, she is a Tutor in teaching TOEFL and a translator as well. in Scholars. She craves to escalate her English skills through this association and friendship and expands a lot of perspective during becoming one of the committees.

Arty Ningrin Manafe

Events Officer

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