Social Affairs Minister Encourages Students to Master Technology and Strengthen Collaborations
Thursday, 23-September-2021 18:14
JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini encourages University and college students to continue to sharpen their analytical skills towards developments in their surroundings. In the era of technological advancement, the Minister of Social Affairs hopes that students will be able to optimize existing resources so that there are greater opportunities to participate in solving the nation's challenges.
"Use your time well, including serious efforts to master technological advances and develop collaboration. If you can master technology and strengthen collaboration with various parties, nothing is impossible," said Tri Rismaharini, also known as Risma.
The statement was made by the Minister of Social Affairs at the DACON 2021 webinar The Global Impact of Covid-19 Pandemic: Action and Future Recommendations, in Jakarta, on Thursday (09/23/2021).
The Minister of Social Affairs motivated students to cultivate an optimistic attitude, as what she had done since Risma served as Mayor of Surabaya. For people with disabilities, the Minister of Social Affairs sees them as people who can move, be independent, and productive.
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"Who said they couldn't move? After we give them leverage, they can participate and maximize their roles," she said.
For people with disabilities, the Minister of Social Affairs provides levers in the form of assistance that include three-wheeled motors for businesses, electric wheelchairs, adaptive wheelchairs, and multi-purpose wheelchairs. "We can turn disabled children into being able to move," Risma said.
The assistance of levers is the result of collaboration with a number of parties, and involves a touch of technology. "That's the importance of being able to collaborate," continued Risma.
Finding collaboration partners and working diligently to learn, master and utilize technology is an important part of the learning process for students. The Ministry of Social Affairs will help students to have these abilities through the Pejuang Muda (Young Fighters) Program.
With this program, the Minister of Social Affairs believes that students can 'read' the future in order to survive in any conditions. Risma also hopes that the younger generation can contribute to solving the nation's problems, including the poverty alleviation agenda.
"Through the ability to think analytically, social problems will be resolved. Students can analyze poverty as a pandemic and structural impact, then find a solution," said the Minister of Social Affairs.
On that occasion, the Minister of Social Affairs explained the plan to train students to become young entrepreneurs and engage directly with the communities through the Young Fighters Program. The Minister of Social Affairs said that the program was the result of collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Higher Education, Technology, and Research, and the Ministry of Religion.
To take part in the Young Fighters Program, students must have taken semester 5 and above, and obtained 20 Semester Credit Systems (SKS) for the Young Fighters Program.
"We will lead them one semester in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Religion, training students to be deployed directly to the communities from an early age," Risma added.
Social Affairs Minister Risma hopes that students can learn when conditions are down, and can analyze and rise from adversity.
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