Gov’t Committed to Building Papuan Human Resources: Presidential Special Staffer
The ADEM (Secondary Education Affirmation) program run by Ministry of Education and Culture serves as a manifestation of the Government’s commitment to provide equitable education for the people across the country, particularly in the country’s two easternmost provinces Papua and West Papua, according to Presidential Special Staffer Billy Mambrasar.
“This program is a tangible manifestation of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo administration in building Papuan human resources,” he said at the National Education and State Defense Program through the Student Leadership Crater for Students of the Papua and West Papua ADEM Program, Monday (12/10).
Native Papuans graduating from the ADEM program, he said, are expected to become bright, tough, competent, and professional young people ready to build Indonesia.
“Let’s build Indonesia from Papua,” he said, while motivating fellow younger generation to continue their education to a higher level, and even abroad.
On that occasion, Billy also shared knowledge on how to become a successful youth through diligently studying, participating in various competitions and organizational activities, joining English language courses, reading and writing, and participating in activities that can practice presentation, communication, and debate skills.
“Youths have to read a lot to broaden their horizons. Spirit is built from dreams, while dreams are built from knowledge and knowledge is built through reading,” he said.
Billy also expressed gratitude and pride for his involvement in the event along with approximately 620 students who entered the ADEM Program from 200 schools spread across 20 cities nationwide.
The program has been implemented since 2013 and serves as proof of the Government’s commitment to improve the welfare of the Land of Papua through human development. (PRESIDENTIAL STAFF OFFICE/UN)
Reviewed by: M. Ersan Pamungkas