talha.jpgPalembang, 15 of March 2019 – SMAN Sumatera Selatan is an international standard school which implements a holistic curricula based on National Curriculum 2013 and 21st century learning supported by Cambridge International Examination (IGCSE – International General Certificate of Secondary Education), and Cambridge International Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advance (A) Level oriented in active learning approach.

As a school which applies full English in its learning system and daily activities, SMAN Sumatera Selatan has an opportunity to host one of the exchange participants from Pakistan through AIESEC (Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales)– a Sriwijaya Universty Program. On the previous semester, SMAN Sumatera Selatan welcomed other two exchange participants from South Korea and Morocco through similar AIESEC program.

The AIESEC exchange participant from Pakistan who will stay at SMAN Sumatera Selatan for 6 weeks named Talha Tanveer, a senior-year business-study student from Westminster International College, Malaysia. Before leaving for Indonesia, Talha rejected some offers to teach in Egypt, Hungary, and Turkey. The main reason of his choice to have AIESEC project in Indonesia is because Talha has already fallen in love and is so interested to explore Indonesian culture, particularly to have experience to live withfriendly local Indonesian people.

Talha who wasselected as student-ambassador of Pakistan in his university explained that he has the best impression from his experience to teach in SMAN Sumatera Selatan. “All of the students is so disciplined, respectful, very welcome to me, and clever. They mostly spend their time to study even when they hang out together.”

Besides teaching English and economics, Talha usually delivers motivational speech to students of SMAN Sumatera Selatan emphasizing that everybody could become global citizen. He points out that even though he is Pakistani, but he got an opportunity to study in Malaysia with full scholarship. He believes that everybody could be successful if he is confident with his own abilities.

On the other moment when Talha and his two other AIESEC fellows from Morocco and Mexico (Angel and Oumayma) become speakers during Life Long Learning (LLL) program in SMAN Sumatera Selatan, he introduced about Pakistan. He then also explained about Pakistani culture and talked about several things to motivate students of SMAN Sumatera Selatan. Previously, Talha delivered a motivational speech in afternoon assembly talking about Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, who built the first cancer hospital in Pakistan. Talha reminded all students not to give up on our own dreams.

Besides studying, Talha has a business on event organizing, videography, and marketing. Yet, his education still becomes his top priority. To Talha, he applies his knowledge in business study through his business.

Nanang Adi Prayitno, S.Pd., a Head of Quality Assurance of SMAN Sumatera Selatan, welcomes positively the AIESEC program of Universitas Sriwijaya in SMAN Sumatera Selatan. “This (AIESEC) program will of course give positive impact to our students. They can learn so many things from Talha, not only about communication but also how to become a good global citizen.”