YOSHIDA “OCHIE” CHANDRA DEMEULENAERE

Ochie is co-founder of the YayasanCinta Bahasa Indonesian Language School in Ubud, Bali. She has travelled to several parts of Australia to meet with teachers in public schools, private schools and universities, and has contributed both to the Australia Indonesia Youth Association (AIYA) and Causindy, the Conference of Australian and Indonesian Youth.

She has been very committed to building a strong relationship between Indonesia and Australia. Her school also receives many Australian citizens, government staff and university students. For the past 6 years, she has been the Volunteer Coordinator for the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival in Ubud, with lots of Australian volunteers. She is an Indonesian who speaks fluent English and encourages Australians to speak fluent Indonesian.