Sebastian has over 10 years experience in the youth and community sector, not only in the UK, but also in India, Indonesia and Gambia. He has also worked in cultural relations. developing cross curricular education projects with Africa, Asia and South America. Sebastian has project managed a number of large-scale projects for international clients such as the Welsh Government, UNICEF and the European Commission. Trained at De Montfort University, his passions are for Development Education, Citizenship and Sustainable Development.
Aini is an experienced project manager who has worked in various industries including stock exchange, logistics and website development. After establishing her own web design company in 2005 she began collaborating with many charity and voluntary organisations. Her passion for travel inspired her to create international opportunities available to young people from all over the world, particularly those from ethnic minority groups and underprivileged backgrounds. In 2011, Aini co-founded Act Global CIC in the UK. By the end of 2012, she began spending the majority of her time living Bali as the head of Act Global Indonesia.
Andrew has over 16 years of experience managing a young people’s charity in Hastings (UK). Within this role, he has delivered and facilitated a wide range of workshops and seminars for young people, which have lead to both regional and national guidelines in good practice and innovation. Andrew is a student of Applied Social Science, a lecturer at Brighton University and a local Councillor for Hasting Borough Council. His interests are in the areas such as engaging young people as active citizens, working with them to develop sustainable projects that meet the need of the community as well as areas of mental health, self-harm and sexual health.
Andreea has worked in the NGO sector since 2005, managing various training and youth projects. She has an educational background in management, human resources and pedagogy. Andreea now works as a trainer and consultant on project planning and management. Her main interests include organizational development, conflict resolution and creativity. She is a strong supporter of social businesses that create sustainable development in local communities, which is why she teamed up with Act Global.
Andy is a reflective practitioner with decades of experience working in formal, non-formal and informal education settings. A successful career qualified in youth work in NGO and statutory settings, allied to development work in formal school, college and higher education settings, Andy is highly skilled in roles and all aspects of levels ranging from face to face work with young people through to strategic management and consulting work in the sector. With rich experience and qualification in assessment and verification of youth work allied to auditing and mentoring, he is passionate about youth work and the pursuit of quality training of the next generation of youth workers.
Alena has been working with international coaching, project development and implementation in non-profit and business sectors in Russia, Europe and Asia since 2007. Having background and practical experience in psychology, training methodology and intercultural communication, she contributes with creative approach and innovative ideas to the development and growth of individuals and organisations. Using interactive, non-formal methods and techniques she is happy to inspire and motivate! She strongly believes in inner potential of each individual and with each training and project helps bring it from inside out.
Leni first started volunteering for a youth organisation in her local community from the age of 15 years. Leni then spent a number of year working in the corporate and tourist industry, working for a major national bank as well an international hotel chain in the Asia Pacific region. Leni also studied Agro-Business for a bachelor degree at Udayana University in Bali. In 2012, Leni won a scholarship from the US State Department to study Tourism and Hospitality Management in the United States. During her time in the USA, Leni also coordinated a number of charitable events while on an internship at a Washington State based NGO. Since returning to Bali, Leni has started to work for Act Global, where she supports the team in project planning and coordinating the international volunteers. Her philosophy in life is to take and give, which she feels in her professional life will give her great content.
Reni has been active in volunteering since she was in The United States. She was granted a scholarship program for one year sponsored by the Department of States studying Business Management and Entrepreneurship. Before that, she spent 5 years working for international clothing companies in Bali. Reni started volunteering with Act Global since beginning of 2014 supporting events and marketing communication while working her full time job doing digital marketing. She loves to spread the volunteering spirit and inspire others to do the same.
Kristian has over 5 years experience working in education and with young people. He studied English Literature at Northumbria University and graduated in 2013 with a passion for travel and non-profit education. Kristian has studied and worked in the USA and has been involved in various youth projects across Europe. With Act Global, Kristian aims to aid in creating more opportunities available to young people and to promote the importance of international development.
Cakman is from Madura Island in Indonesia and studied Advertising Communications. Cakman has more than 10 years experience in advertising and brand consulting and worked for advertising agency as a brand consultant in Jakarta for 5 years. He now specializes in marketing promotion, printing, media promotion, and event management, an area in which he is now supporting Act Global. Additional to this, Cakman loves to dive and has spent the past 4 years working in the diving equipment industry in Bali too. In his spare time, Cakman likes teaching young people in his local community. He is also a bit of an artist who loves drawing, creating music and playing in live venues.