Valerie Esmeralda

intern, Jakarta Globe
Jakarta Barat, Indonesia

About Valerie


11th year social science student at SMAK 1 Penabur Jakarta, a mentor in the making and guitarist at JPCC Youth, intern at Count Me In (Jakarta Globe), keen volunteer, avid basketball player.


English, Indonesian

I'm passionate about

Volunteering, gender equity, free education, writing, human rights

Talk to me about

Music, volunteering, sociology, macro economics, journalism, Dexter Morgan

People don't know I'm good at

Imitating various accents

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Valerie Esmeralda
Posted about 1 year ago
Michael Pritchard: How to make filthy water drinkable
These Lifesaver products can certainly increase life expectancy and birth rate in places where the access to clean drinking water are lacking, but keep in mind that we're over populated already. Don't get me wrong - I hate the fact that a number of people dies every minute because of diarrhea, which is caused by drinking unhygienic water. But if this is making a significant increase in life expectancy and birth rate, in a couple of years we'd have too many people So I think, if these products are distributed to those areas, the people there (especially adults) should also be educated about not having too many children. An improvement in standard of living doesn't mean you can have much more kids - those are 2 completely different issues.
Valerie Esmeralda
Posted about 1 year ago
Is growing up (mentally) too fast a good thing or a bad thing?
I also love this quote: “You can't change other people. You can only change yourself. Everyone's got problems. You learn from them, you live with them, you move on. It's choice you make if you want to have a happy life. Nobody's perfect. People are different and that's what makes them so interesting. You only get one father. The quicker you accept him for who he is, the better your life will be. Your father is who he is. Nobody can change that. Find your self esteem from the inside.” :)