Universitas Gadjah Mada, again, won another competition at the national level. Three of its students became the best essay writers in FREWTION 2011: Freedom Writing Competition Youth Scratch, Eradicating Unemployment in Indonesia!, held by Student Executive Body of Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculty, University of Indonesia (UI), from 21 September to 18 November 2011.

The students are M. Reza S. Zaki (Faculty of Law Class 2008), Aryo Dwi Harprayudi (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Class 2009), and Bhima Yudhishthira (Faculty of Economics and Business Class 2008). M. Reza S. Zaki proposed a paper entitled Political Axioms for Constructing Work Opportunity in Indonesia, Aryo Dwi Harprayudi wrote an article entitled Indonesian Unemployment is Going Down (Down to Grandchildren of Indonesian People), while Bhima Yudhishthira wrote Challenges of Indonesian Unemployment in Facing the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015.
In the competition, all participants submitted articles containing opinions and constructive criticism on the issue of unemployment in Indonesia. In discussing the issue, participants may use one of the four points of view provided, namely politics, economics, sociology, social and education.
M. Reza S. Zaki said that selected papers will be published in a book and sold widely to the public. The book launching will be held in mid-January 2012 in the Hall of Bank Syariah Mandiri (BSM) in Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, UI. The profit of book sale will be donated to non-governmental organizations engaged in poverty alleviation through employment.

Regarding the achievement, Zaki said that this event proved the cooperation among students who participated actively by selling ideas for the interest of the community who lose employment opportunities. "We hope for literacy climate which is not only exclusive, but also able to provide direction for the ideals of this nation," Zaki said.

Source: Ika/UGM