What is CICI?

CICI stands for CAUSINDY Industry and Community Initiatives – the latest CAUSINDY program aiming to help build community and collaboration for Indonesian language teachers in Australia. The first CICI event is a workshop for Indonesian language teachers in Australia. Details follow.

Workshop for Indonesian Language Teachers

What is the Workshop?

The Workshop for Indonesian Language Teachers is an interactive workshop designed to help build community and collaboration for Indonesian language teachers in Australia. The workshop will include guest speakers, facilitated discussions and collaboration opportunities for participants. Participants will also have access to shared resources and contact information. 

When is the Workshop?

7pm AEDT on Thursday 12th November, 2020.

Applications for the Workshop have closed.

If you have any further questions about the application process or the program, please do not hesitate to contact Freya from the CAUSINDY Team at

Workshop Speakers

Sayle Johnston

Sayle Johnston is an alumni of ACICIS and AIYEP, a former CAUSINDY Program Lead, a Teach for Australia Associate and currently an Indonesian language teacher at Haileybury Rendall School in Darwin.  Sayle studied a Bachelor of International Relations and Affairs, Economic and Development as well as a diploma of languages from the University of Melbourne.

Kirrilly McKenzie

Kirrilly McKenzie is an AIYA ACT Chapter President, an AIYEP alumni, an ACT Indonesian Language Teachers Network Leader and currently an Indonesian language teacher at Eltham High in Victoria. Kirrilly completed a Asia-Pacific Security studies degree at ANU, where she focused predominantly on research related to Southeast Asia and the Pacific as well as Indonesian and Javanese language. Through her studies at ANU she completed the Year in Asia program where she lived in Yogyakarta, Bandung and Salatiga through ACICIS.

Kirrilly aims to promote her passion and expertise for Indonesia through teaching and aspires to educate the next generation on the benefits of cross-cultural understanding and communication.

Syahrial Umar

Syahrial is a graduate teacher in Australia. He holds a Master of Teaching from Melbourne Graduate School of Education, the University of Melbourne. His first encounter with Australia was back in 2014/2015 when he participated in the Australia Indonesia Youth Exchange Program (AIYEP), from DFAT and Kemenpora Indonesia.

Rial also worked as a language assistant for the Department of Western Australia for one year in 2016. Currently, Rial works as an Indonesian teacher at both primary and secondary levels in Victoria. He is passionate about teaching, specifically Indonesian language education.