Dina Chaerani has a solid blend of experience working directly with youths in need along with a highly accomplished academic record achieved from the International Institute of Social Studies – Erasmus University Rotterdam upon receipt of her Master’s Degree in Development Studies with double specializations in Children and Youth Studies (CYS) and Public Policy and Management (PPM). Her skill set gained through her youth work with the Youth Advisory Panel – Plan International and being the president of Youth Coalition for Girls has afforded her the opportunity to acquire valuable knowledge of social service programs, child and family support, and operational coordination.
Currently, she is running a youth-led organization called Sexdugram, an online platform on Instagram to provide comprehensive pre-marital sexuality education for Indonesian children and youth. Her communication strengths and ability to connect with children and youth of all ages and establish trusting relationships position her to thrive in this challenging field. She feels a devotion to this profession. Her skills include the ability to effectively communicate with young adults of all ages and diverse ethnicity in a way that does not show disrespect which is vital to them. Both of her professional work experiences are really close to youth and children. And of course, she engages them in the project or work values she has. Her social and friendly nature means she has a knack for connecting with children and young people from diverse backgrounds and she values the task of building community involvement, which she sees as part of working with children and youth. Child and youth participation is always at the forefront of her mind.