Indonesian Studies Community Engagement
Bas Koesasi's involvement in community service is wide-ranging:
- Indonesian adviser for Interplast, a charity organization whose members - Australian plastic surgeons - do voluntary surgical work in third world countries, especially in the Asia-Pacific area, and train doctors and nurses from those countries in such areas as cleft palates, deformities, cranial problems, burn scars, etc. Mr Koesasi was recently involved in the post-Bali bombing recovery operation, assisting with negotiations regarding the delivery of medical equipment for Sanglah Hospital and the Australian Government's financial aid contribution to the Balinese.
- Active member of the Victorian Indonesian Language Teachers Association (VILTA) and actively involved in various professional development projects in his capacity as the Association's special advisor and mentor. He is a member of the selection panel for the Indonesian Teacher of the Year award. He was coordinator of the Indonesian Teacher Training-Retraining Program at Monash for many years.
- Member of the Victoria-Indonesia Joint Standing Committee on Educational Cooperation, and involved in teacher exchange programs between Indonesia and Victoria as a selection committee member.
- Member of Australian-Indonesian Business Council as Monash representative, and involved in various seminars, training programs and functions organised by and on behalf of the Council.
- President of the Indonesian Community Organization in Victoria (PIA) and actively involved in various Indonesian Community functions in conjunction with the Indonesian Consulate General in Victoria.
- Special advisor to the following organizations: Monash Indonesian Islamic Students (MIIS), Indonesian Students Association in Australia (PPIA), Indonesian Community Islamic Mosque in Westall, Indonesian Researchers' and Teachers' Association in Victoria (HPPIA).