“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Bali offers scholarships for nursing, midwifery

Wasti Atmodjo, The Jakarta Post, Denpasar 

The Bali provincial administration has allocated Rp 4 billion (US$363,000) for 80 senior high school or vocational school graduates willing to pursue an education in nursing or midwifery. 

Ketut Kariyasa, head of the Provincial Legislative Council's (DPRD) Commission IV overseeing education and welfare, said the program was designed to prevent a possible shortage of able nurses and midwives in some of Bali's underdeveloped areas such as Karangasem and Buleleng regencies. 

According to Kariyasa, there has been a decline in the number of able nurses and midwives willing to work in underdeveloped areas, with most preferring to work in developed regions such as Denpasar municipality or Badung regency. 

"The data we've received show a worrying lack of proper nurses and midwives," Kariyasa said at the DPRD building Wednesday. 

"So you can say that this program is a type of long-term investment, considering the numerous positive outcomes we could achieve in the future." 

He said each student would receive a total of Rp 50 million to cover all their expenses. 

"We've settled on this amount after consulting with the deans of medical schools and nursing schools in Bali," Kariyasa said. 

"You can say that it is more than enough for tuition fees, accommodation and pocket money. 

"Since we've come up with a target of 80 students, we've allocated Rp 4 billion. Once students are awarded a scholarship, the money will be sent directly to their schools." 

He said the 80 successful recipients of the scholarships would be sent to an accredited nursing or midwifery college and receive a qualification similar to an associate degree program. 

Graduates from senior high school or with a comparable educational background who hail from underdeveloped areas or from poor families and are willing to work in underdeveloped areas would be given preference for the scholarships. 

Applicants must receive a recommendation letter or an approval letter from the local village chief, along with a letter stating their poverty status. 

Applicants must also be willing to sign an agreement stating their commitment to work in underdeveloped areas after they graduate. 

The scholarship program for nurses and midwives is included in the 2009 provincial budget. 

Kariyasa said Bali had allocated a further Rp 98 billion for the state-implemented School Operational Assistance program, with billions more to trickle in as subsidy money for schools and scholarship money for students at all education levels. 

He said the provincial administration had prepared Rp 1.6 billion to provide for some 800 eligible undergraduate students in state and private universities, who would each be given Rp 3 million in scholarship money. 

If the provincial administration delivers on its promise, the region's total spending on education will be Rp 518 billion, or about 20 percent of the island's regional budget allocation.

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