Fulbright in the World Indonesia Scholarship Festival Padang (UNP) 2019

The opening session of WISH Padang 2019 was filled out by the Rector of Univeritas Negeri Padang (UNP) who had been represented by the assistant of the third vice dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the university. Besides, the governor of West Sumatera province also attended to open the event formally.

On April 27, 2019, I was invited to be a speaker an event about scholarships in Indonesia. The event name was World Indonesia Festival, as the committee called it as WISH Padang 2019. I presented about Fulbright scholarship.

Mata Garuda Sumbar and LPDP Awardee also attended the event to share the views and tips as well as tricks on how to win and get LPDP scholarship. The chair of Indonesian Scholarship Network (ISN) from Jakarta also attended the event. Thus, it provided good values for students and visitors to know more about scholarship that is available in Indonesia or overseas and open for Indonesian students.

In the session of Inspiring Talk, the committee invited Prof. Saldi Isra and Prof. Mestika Zed. These two public figures increase the worthy of the event.

IELTS Coaching Clinic by IDP, IELTS Simulation by TIME Language Center, and Blajar.id also provided information on Tips and Trick of scholarship application.

Additionally, the event also has Stand and Expo that display various types of scholarship available for students who are interested to study overseas, such as Japan, Ireland, United Kingdom, USA, and Australia.

In short, the WISH Padang 2019 event was successful because many students and visitors came to the event. Almost 3000 students came to see the scholarship event. The event itself was sponsored by W-DANK LOKALATE, a product of Nutrifood in Indonesia.

This picture shows my support for Nutrifood W-DANK with Indonesian traditional taste (Kopi Gula Aren and Kopi Durian)

Standing with Ibu Akhriani in W-DANK Nutrifood Stand (Kopi Gula Aren and Kopi Durian) So Tasty!! 🙂

Endorsement: Just to let you know, the taste of Kopi Gula Aren and Kopi Durian of W-DANK have added extra variant of taste of soft drinks in Indonesia. Ms. Akhiarni (Ani) gave me a glass of coffee with ice and it was rich of taste. I recommend drinking W-DANK Kopi Gula Aren and W-DANK Kopi Durian to enrich your taste on Indonesian traditional soft drinks but with modern packaging.

Have a great weekend!

Syayid Sandi Sukandi – List of Social Community Services

As a registered English researcher and teaching staff in Indonesia, I am administratively required by KEMENDIKBUD (Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan) to conduct social community services.

List of Social Community Services

The following list is information of social community services that I have done throughout my career as an English lecturer in Indonesia. This list is published online to record and share information on the social community services.


  1. Serving as Representative of Delegates from Youth / in RW III Ulak Karang Utara at Volunteer Team Building and Village Poverty Reflection (RK) Team level / RW. Social Societies. 
  2. Committee, Instructor and Supervisor on Pesantren Ramadhan Activities 1430 H / 2013 M.  24 August – 15 Sept 2009.


  1. Serving as Secretary to Youth Organisation GAPPURA 81 – assisting local government efforts in building youth social security. 5 years (2010-2014). Youth Organisation – Assisting Government Performance at Village Level and Shaded by Padang Utara Sub-district. SK Appointment from the Village Head, No: 12 / UKU-30 / V-2009.
  2. Counselling to the Community. “The Dangers of Drugs for Teen Generation”. Kampung Tangah Nagari Koto Malintang, Kecamatan Tanjung Raya, Regency of Agam. 20 Juni 2010.
  3. Counselling to the Community. “Motivating Society in Educating Children In accordance with Islamic Religious Recommendations to Anticipate Youth Moral Shift“. Balai Pemuda, Jorong Muko-Muko, PLTA Maninjau Nagari, Kota Malintang, Sumatera Barat.
  4. As an Instructor on English Debating Training at Andalas University for preparation of the National English Debate Competition. 26 – 28 April 2010. Training of Student Activities.
  5. Committee, Instructor and Supervisor on Pesantren Ramadhan  Activities 1431 H / 2010 M. Ramadhan boarding school activities for elementary, junior high, and senior high school students in Padang. 14 August -September 6, 2010. Hidayah Mosque, Ulak Karang Utara, Padang city.


  1. No activity of social community services within the years because I went to the United States of America to study for a Master’s degree in English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Graduated on May 4, 2013. However, when I was in the United States, I performed Minangkabau traditional arts: Rantak dance, at the international night event of SIUe.


  1. Chairman of the Committee on Pesantren Ramadhan 1434 H / 2013 M. Ramadhan boarding school activities for elementary, junior high, and senior high school students in Padang.  Certificate from Government and Mosque Board of Padang City. Hidayah Mosque, Ulak Karang Utara, Padang city. July 13 – 5 August 2013.
  2. Invited Speaker at ACIKITA International Event. International Seminar on Education-5 ACIKITA Padang. Hall Building B Bung Hatta University. August 18, 2013.
  3. Speaker on Fulbright Scholarship. AMINEF Presentation.  Andalas University Language Center.  October 29, 2013.


  1. Developed educational results that can be utilised by the school community, with the theme of community service:Introduction of English for Students SDN 09 / Korong Gadang, Padang through Rhyming English Song.” November 15, 2014. Letter of Duty, No: 445 / STKIP-AK / PGRI / 2014.
  2. Jury of Spelling Competition for High School level in Padang City. September 24, 2014. Letter of Request, No: 192 / PAN-PSYMPHONY / PRODI PSIKOLOGI / FK-UA / IX / 2014.


  1. Theme: “Community Service by Lecturers and Students Department of Education STKIP PGRI West Sumatera for Cultivation of Tukik in Pantai Air Manis Padang , Implementation of Tourism Course”. Letter of Duty, No: 665 / STKIP-AU / PGRI / 2015. April 25, 2015.
  2. Member of the Supervisory Committee (SBMPTN) in 2015. SK, No: 002 / PL-17 PDG / SBMPTN / 2015.
  3. Acting as a Research Instrument Validator for Student Thesis. 17 students. Letter of Request for Research Validator for Student’s Thesis.
  4. Compiled Test of English as Foreign Language – Unofficial TOEFL-Like Test. Code: 1113TOEFL-STKIP-2014.
  5. Member of the Supervisory Committee (SPMB) Wave III. August 15, 2015. Letter of Invitation, No: 009 / PAN-SPMB / STKIP-PGRI / 2015.
  6. Being a resource person at the International Talk-show: “Keluar Negeri …? Why Not …?” November 3, 2015. Certificate, No .: 0491 / TS01 / TLC // XI / 2015.
  7. Theme of Service: “Improving Critical Thinking Ability through English Debate Activities at SMK Dhuafa Nusantara, Padang.” Letter of Duty, No: 1972 / STKIP-AU / PGRI / 2015. November 26, 2015.
  8. Acting as Chair of the Jury / Chief of Adjudicator 1 – Selection and Exhibition of Internal Debaters. April 17, 2015. Certificate, No .: 0033 / ING / STKIP-PGRI / IV-2015.
  9. Acting as the Jury of Indonesian Debate Selection. April 18, 2015. Certificate, No .: 0034 / ING / STKIP-PGRI / IV-2015.


  1. Acting as a Research Instrument Validator for Student Thesis. Letter of Request for Research Validator for Student’s Thesis. Five students.
  2. Theme of Community Service: “Pentingnya Pelestarian Dunia Pariwisata Daerah di Provinsi Sumatera Barat melalui Publikasi Karya Tulis Mahasiswa sebagai Bentuk Pengabdian Dosen beserta Mahasiswa di Istano Basa Pagaruyuang – Batusangkar, Prov. Sumatera Barat. April 30, 2016. Letters of Duty, Reports of complete activity, and Certificate of Service Activities from UPTD Istano Basa Pagaruyuang and Study Program of English Education STKIP PGRI Sumatera Barat.
  3. Acting as the Best Students Selection Jury for STKIP PGRI Sumatera Barat level. Request Letter, No: 572 / STKIP-AK / PGRI / 2016. April 19, 2016.
  4. Being a Translator for Surat Keterangan Pendamping Ijazah (SKPI) in Language Development Unit – STKIP PGRI Sumatera Barat.  Letter of Notice as a Translator, No: 360 / STKIP-UPB / PGRI-SB / 2016.
  5. TOEFL-Like Test Instructor at Language Development Unit – STKIP PGRI Sumatera Barat. Letter of Notice as the Instructor, No: 359 / STKIP-UPB / PGRI-SB / 2016.


  1. Pelatihan Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) pada Skill Listening Bagi Guru dan Siswa SMKN 6 Padang di Kota Padang.


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