<![CDATA[Clasteph - Blog]]>Wed, 01 Jul 2020 06:55:56 +0700Weebly<![CDATA[SDGS: GETTING INVOLVED IN THEM AS YOUNG PEOPLE]]>Mon, 27 Apr 2020 13:30:00 GMThttps://clasteph.com/blog/sdgs-getting-involved-in-them-as-young-peopleSustainable Development Goals
International Organizations in the world, specifically the United Nations, seeks to improve non-traditional sectors for member countries, by creating work programs or campaigns that can assist in the development of non-state issues. One of the work program that were launched by UN is The Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs, quoted through the official site of United Nations Development Program, SDGs is a program were adopted by all United Nations member since 2015. In order to make a universal call to get a solutions to end poverty, planet issues and about peace and prosperity that can be applied by peoples around the world in 2030.
The SDGs are conceptualized at 17 points which is an unstable world problem. Therefore, the main purpose of implementing SDGs is a method of balancing social, economic and environmental sustainability. For that reason, the wisdom of every human being is needed to achieve the goals and targets of this work program and the success of the achievement of each sector discussed.

Talking about the population of human life, currently, the young generation plays an important role in the progress of the SDGs. According to the latest United Nations estimates of the world's population, in 2019 youth numbered 1.2 billion persons between ages 15 and 24 years, or around one in every six persons worldwide.  By looking at the potential population of the younger generation that is quite possible, the younger generation can be said as leader in the future. Thats why, it is very important regarding the delivery of information and also the involvement of young people in achieving the global vision in the future, especially SDGs.

This is useful to increase youth awareness about the importance of the 17 SDGs published by the United Nations. Consequently, the younger generation can open discussion forums about it, or prefer to play an active role in the activities therein, because all those programs that worked by SDGs can be found in everyday life. Simply stated, the activities that can be carried out by the younger generation in applying SDGs points can be started from themselves first. 

One simple way for young people to be active in organizing SDGs is by joining SDGs discussion forums. The official youth discussion forums in the SDGs is the UN Major Group for Children and Youth. Functioning as a forum for young people to get media discussions via online and offline. In addition, training activities for young people to actively participate in SDGs activities can be received at the discussion forum.

More than that, teens will play a lively role in turning into youth portrayed within the UN.  Like being active on UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. The Youth Envoy’s role is to push the positive linkage between the UN and teens. otherwise you will try and be a part of The UN Youth Delegate Programme was established as another type of youth illustration and participation at the UN. Young delegates are enclosed in an exceedingly country’s official delegation to the overall Assembly and varied useful. The role of a youth representative varies from country to country, however ordinarily includes providing input to their delegation on problems relating to youth and taking part in their delegation’s general work by attending conferences and informal negotiations.

The younger generation may move by creating small-scale programs with the essential assumptions of the SDGs. Youth will give new energy, creativity, and dynamism to deal with the myriad of world challenges nowadays. Young leaders have contributed recent ideas, and lots of youth start-ups and initiatives nowadays are exhibiting artistic entrepreneurial skills in addressing varied problems underneath SDGs. The UN encourages teens to share such ideas to others round the world. Program love  The Young Leaders Initiative nominates seventeen teens each year whose leadership is catalyzing the action of the Goals or Year of Living Sustainably shares tips about a way to lead a property mode, will be found round the world.

Therefore, from the UN itself, it has issued a lot of assistance on how young people can play an active role in organizing SDGs, so what about you guys? Please leave your comment below. I would love to hear from you.

Author: Rizky Almanda
1. Youth - United Nations Sustainable Development. (n.d.). Retrieved April 4, 2020, from https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/youth/
2. ​The United Nations, for statistical purposes, defines persons between the ages of 15 and 24 as youth. Report of the Advisory Committee for the International Youth Year. A/36/215, annex
<![CDATA[create a paypal account to start earning money online]]>Wed, 11 Mar 2020 05:52:58 GMThttps://clasteph.com/blog/create-a-paypal-account-to-start-earning-money-onlineGet pay online easier with most recognized online payment system worldwide
Hey guys! I am back again. After I posted about how I make money online, people trying to figure out how to start make their own Paypal account. So, I decided to post this.

PayPal is a payment system  to pay and receive money online. By connecting to a credit card or debit card, we can make payment transactions more easily both local and international. So far, Paypal is very popular to shop online, order tickets, and receive payments for businesses. I use Paypal since 2017. It's easy  to do international payments quickly and easily.

In this tutorial, I will share how to create a new paypal account for those of you who want to receive payment or shop online. Later we will connect a new Paypal account with our local bank account.
Paypal works with the email address that we registered on the account. By connecting a credit card, we can make payments or transfers between Paypal directly. Withdrawal balances from Paypal can be done to the local bank account that we connect. We can also fill Paypal balances by transferring from a bank or from another paypal account.

Not all Paypal users have credit cards, including me. So far I use Paypal which is only connected to local banks. However, the transactions I have done so far have been successful at certain merchants that do not need a paypal account connected to a credit card. In addition, as long as my Paypal account is linked to a local bank account, I can withdraw money anytime quickly.
1. Identity card (you can use your driver license or passport also)
Local bank account
1. Visit www.paypal.com. Click "Sign Up" in the upper right corner.
2. Choose "Buy with Paypal". Then, click "Get Started" button.
3. ​Fill the form, then click "Next" button.
4. ​Fill in your personal data in the form.
5. Check the "Active One Touch" and "By clicking the button below, I agree to be bound by PayPal's User Agreement and Privacy Statement". Then, click "Agree and create account".
6. Check your email for the notification from Paypal.
1. Make sure you already login to your Paypal account.
Click "Balance" in the header menu on your Paypal dashboard.
3. Scroll down to Bank Accounts section. Click "Link a new bank account".
4. Fill in the form with your Bank Name, Bank code, and Account Number. Then choose your Account name whether business or personal one. Make sure your name in Paypal account name is exactly same like in your bank account. Then, click "Link Your Bank" button.
5. ​If succesfull, Paypal will show the last 4 digit number of your bank account number and also will show "Type: Checking".
6. Now, you can start earn money with Paypal.

Those are the steps to create a new Paypal account. Keep in mind to always enter the original data so that you avoid future issues. If you face difficulties, don't hesitate to write a comment below. I will be happy to help. To know how I make money online and get paid with Paypal, please read more here. Happy trying!

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<![CDATA[make hexagon cut card game]]>Mon, 13 Jan 2020 08:41:41 GMThttps://clasteph.com/blog/make-hexagon-cut-card-gameEasy way to improve your vocabularies by playing card
Hexagon Cut is a card game used to compete the ability to guess synonyms from the words spoken by opponents. This game is suitable for improving language vocabulary. You can use it in regular language classes, when relaxing, or while doing activities related to language programs. This game is also suitable for those of you who do volunteer teaching activities abroad to teach English.

The following are the manufacturing steps presented specifically by clasteph.com. But beforehand, make sure you have obtained the printable template first here.
1. Printed hexagon cut card game template on sticker paper (get the template here)
Note: When you print the template, please make 4 copies of the last page which contains the backside of word cards (with Clasteph logo)
2. Sticker paper
3. Scissor
4. Used cartoon paper
1. Prepare all the tools and materials.
2. Cut all the shapes of hexagon cut card follow the lines.
3. Open the sticker side and stick it on the cartoon paper
4. Cut all the hexagon shapes which have been attached to the cartoon paper.
5. Cut all the shapes of the word cards (red, yellow, and blue) follow the lines.
6. Do like step 3 and 4.
7. Cut all the shapes of Clasteph logo side follow the lines.
8. Open the sticker side and stick it on the backside the cartoon paper of word cards .
9. Your hexagon cut card game is ready to play.
For how to play, please read this or watch the video here.

Good luck!
<![CDATA[7 secrets of perfect dealing with host family]]>Tue, 31 Dec 2019 05:11:07 GMThttps://clasteph.com/blog/7-secrets-of-perfect-dealing-with-host-familyMemorable experiences and new lessons in adapting to new families
​When traveling abroad, sometimes we are facilitated to live with a host family. They will bear the cost of our lives for the duration of our stay and become like Mother or Father while there. This is certainly something new for some people who are not accustomed to living with other families besides their family.
Living with other families in other countries certainly has to deal with a different home environment, different characters, different way of life, different food, different language, different rules and certain cultures which are far different from our family.

I personally experienced it when I traveled voluntarily to several countries in Europe and Africa, which provided quite a memorable experience and new lessons in adapting to new families. The following are the right secrets that I have done for dealing with the host family during my stay to do volunteer abroad.

1. Talk about the whole thing before starting to do something
This was the most important part when I live with a host family. It was important for me to talk about and agree on everything in advance so that misunderstandings did not occur in the future. The things I talked about included: health conditions, food diet, hours of sleep, privacy needed, hours of going out and going home, my routine and host family throughout the day, religious activities, how they were contacted, the rules that must be obeyed at home and several other things. At that time I didn't make a list of important things to talk about, but it would be better to make a list of things that you want to discuss before actually living in their home.

2. Actively communicating, discussing and asking their opinions
Whatever happened during my stay at the host family's house, I always made sure to communicate it, discuss and ask their opinions first. I realized that sometimes I disagreed with some of the things they said, but at that moment I decided to really listen to their opinions. This was indeed a challenging part, but it was part of the process of adapting to a new environment. Made me learn to respect others more and not be selfish.

3. Appreciate the facilities they have provided
Accepting someone foreign in your own home is indeed a well thought out decision. Host family always try to give the best in its service. No matter how simple or luxurious their facilities were that didn't suit my taste, I tried to always appreciate them. This was a form of appreciation for the availability and friendliness of those who were willing to accept strangers like me living in their homes.

4. Give special gifts from your own country
These were things that I had prepared long before departure. I bought a few souvenirs from Indonesia and then packed them neatly to give to them. In addition, this will be a beautiful moment for them that someone from a far country has stopped by and lives in his home.

5. Cook special dishes from your own country
There is no harm in offering yourself to occasionally cook for the host family. They will be happy to enjoy dishes that they have never tried before. This can be a means to promote their own country and make them know better what our country is like. Moment of cooking together can also be a way to break the mood by sharing tips and tastes of food. No need to make complicated food menus, just make favorite foods that you often cook.

6. Tells the impression of the host family country
Every now and then tell me how impressed you were with the country you were visiting. Convey how you found it unique and quite different from your country. Tell them about your culture shock while you are there, they will definitely become more curious about your experiences while you are there. In addition, they might suggest even taking you to popular tourist spots to give you the opportunity to explore the country further.

7. Always respect the other person
The latter is no less important. As active as you speak, always respect the person you are talking to. Wait until they finish the conversation, then you respond. Never interrupt the conversation or criticize by dropping. This will give the impression that you cannot appreciate someone who is talking to you. Make the atmosphere of the conversation comfortable, flowing, not made up, and what it is. Always be honest about your feelings too!

I hope these secrets working on you too to deal with the host family. Don't forget to say "Thank you!" once you leave them after the duration of stay is finished.

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<![CDATA[benefits of being an assistant lecturer]]>Wed, 18 Dec 2019 13:51:23 GMThttps://clasteph.com/blog/benefits-of-being-an-assistant-lecturer​A valuable gold experience in college
​At the end of my undergraduate period, where I had finished my final assignment and prepared to make a paper publication, I was asked by two of my lecturers to help them teach statistics on education and therapy in children with special needs. At that time I was quite hesitant to accept, but after going through a number of considerations, I thought there was no harm in trying. So I accepted their request.
​Not all students can become a teaching assistant. Thus, I felt that it was a good opportunity that did not come twice and would provide me with an extraordinary experience. I also heard from the lecturers that I was quite prominent in accompanying my classmates during college, so they had great consideration for recruiting me.

I became an assistant lecturer for two courses in the same semester. By only focusing on the publication of writing, I began to formulate a strategy to arrange the time in such a way that I could accompany them well. Broadly speaking, my works were:
  • Helped prepare lecture material in accordance with the syllabus and curriculum
  • Took classes when they are unable to attend
  • Provided suggestions for ideas related to class development activities
  • Made sure the lecture goes according to plan
  • Accompanied lecturers while teaching in class
  • Accompanied students who have difficulties while attending lectures
  • Reported student progress during lectures
  • Helped to make decisions when problems arise during college
  • Helped to assess students' assignments

After one semester, I completed my assistance report. There were also various things I experienced while accompanying my two outstanding lecturers. Most of the good things I have learned from being their assistants. These are the things that have been of great benefit to me. Hopefully that is also good for you if you have the opportunity to become an assistant lecturer too.

1. Sharpen the material that has been studied
No doubt, I helped them prepared lecture materials with fresh and new learning approaches to improve the quality of learning. Inevitably I had to study and read again the materials I had learned before so that I could channel my ideas. This provided an opportunity for me to continue learning and sharpening my cognitive.

I took the time to borrow some books in library to get new references which I would discuss with the lecturer before the lecture begins. This method allows me to always be available when there were students who are struggling, so that I would not lack ammunition in answering their questions that were sometimes unexpected such as practical in the field. Lecture materials one or two years before being recalled at the end of my studies and it has made me feel the knowledge I learned was used, not forgotten. So when I graduated, I would not regret what I have learned so far.

2. Strengthen communication, get to know lecturers more closely and learn from the educator's point of view
Not many lecturers I approached while attending undergraduate lectures. I also did not do much communication with the lecturers. After becoming an assistant lecturer, I began to more often communicate with them and discussed many things. Starting from lecturing, studying, lecturer and student activities, my family, career, and plans after graduation.

I began to understand how the lecturers worked and studied through their perspectives. Before that I complained a lot about how lecturers treated students, but after looking closely, I understood that the assignment of the lecturer was not as easy as it seemed. Met them every day made me learn to position myself from the viewpoint of educators, not just students.

3. Making friends with younger generation
I quite often spent time with classmates or senior friends. However, after becoming an assistant lecturer, I began to make friends with junior. I shared learning experiences with them, discussed, and helped them with lecture material. Since then I began to realize that I was able to channel the ideas and ideas that I had with them. It was great to see them pass the course with good results and come to me then say, "Sis, thank you for your guidance. I got an A."

4. Having teaching experience and support curriculum vitaeMy major was related to teaching. Been an assistant lecturer has provided many opportunities for me to appear as a teacher. I honed my ability to speak in public, analyze cases, solve problems, and protect students. This was an extraordinary experience that not everyone gets. The lecturer also gave me a trust that was very meaningful for me in the future I was pursuing a career as an educator. The bonus, this would enrich the contents of the curriculum vitae and support me in my career.

How was your experience? Have you ever been an assistant lecturer? Or do you want to be an assistant lecturer for your favorite subject? Tell your story in the comments column. Happy day!

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