Jokowi, is ready for a smarter Indonesia.
|Jokowi introduced Kartu Indonesia Pintar in the presidential campaign. Image: sumsel.tribunnews.com|
There are many smart people in many countries, but many of them are difficult to enjoy a complete education, or do not have the cost to complete the school year, not even primary school. They are children who were born in a poor family, so that their parents could not afford the education of their children. Among the poor children who have a lot of potential academic or artistic ability, but unfortunately they are forced to live without education. In fact, a country can be developed in various aspects of life, if you have people who have a good level of education.
Indeed, there are scholarship opportunities, but access to education fund must be limited in each country, either from the government, non-governmental organizations, foundations, or corporations that have scholarship programs for the children, or students who excel but not able to financially. Because of that, the government must act to prepare a special budget to help children who are not fortunate financially. The members of the House should have a good heart to prepare a special law on the education budget for the poor who have chosen them when elections.
Indonesian children learn to dance in Bali. Image: sokosuz.blogspot.com
Education budget problem not only in developing countries, it turns out there are some developed countries are experiencing this problem, as well as the budget for public health issues. We may need to direct our radar to Indonesia, a vast archipelago nation in Southeast Asia, as the largest democracy in July 2014 after the United States and India have held elections, both for members of the House of Representatives (DPR and DPD), and presidential elections. Joko Widodo or popularly known as Jokowi, have provided new insight for the people of Indonesia in the field of education. Jokowi during the campaign, as well as the presidential debate has been campaigning for education funding program for the poor called “Kartu Indonesia Pintar” or "Indonesia Smart Card". Other programs of Jokowi is “Kartu Indonesia Sehat” or “Healthy Indonesia cards”, also for the poor.
|Jokowi had a serious attention on the creative industries. Image: suara.com|
Program Health Card and Health Card Jokowi campaigned in the 2014 presidential election, it has been implemented by Jokowi locally in Jakarta, capital of Indonesia, where the Governor Jokowi Special Capital Region, Jakarta. The program, named Kartu Jakarta Pintar or "Jakarta Smart Card" and Kartu Jakarta Sehat or "Healthy Jakarta Card". Both programs of Governor Jokowi program has run for about two years, and has contributed greatly to support the poor in Jakarta. Jokowi very confident, that a similar program could be implemented in Indonesia, a program that applies nationwide.
The focus of Indonesia Smart Card is indeed only applies to education from elementary school, junior high, until the Indonesian children graduated from high school. The program was initiated by Jokowi is quite realistic, when a new government with a new president Jokowi as with members of the House in earnest to prepare laws and government regulations, so that the program can run smoothly without any leakage of funds or be the target of a new corruption of government officials and members of Parliament.
Program Jokowi campaign with running mate, Jusuf Kalla was more realistic than its competitors, candidate Prabowo Subianto, and his running mate, Hatta Rajasa. To support the educational program "Indonesia Smart Card", Jokowi also has a unique program that supports business development in the field of creative economy or creative industry. The program received compliments and support of young Indonesian children who take part in the arts, and information technology as a filmmaker, graphic designers, animators, comic book artist, songwriter, film director, activist art, fashion designer, singer, movie player , artisans, and art and cultural activists, even the stage manager, and performing arts activists.
As we know, South Korea has decades of providing serious support in the creative industries, so the K-Pop in various fields such as music, soap operas, and advanced technology products such as smartphones has globalized over the last 10 years. Indonesia also has many well-known artists abroad, but not phenomenal like South Korea.
There are many artists and information technology experts from Indonesia who got the project or business from overseas investors. Lately they have also started to develop their own business in the field of creative industries, but the government has not been supportive of the tax, and government regulations. Jokowi as the new president will enhance any regulations and legislation to support businesses in the creative industries sector, so that Indonesia would be "good players" in creative industry, that can compete head to head with other countries, and even Indonesia could be a potential partner for foreign investors.
Indonesia has many talented youth in various fields of art and skilled youth in the field of arts and culture, so many of those who have worked in neighboring countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and other countries, either directly in the countries the country, even among those who work online.
With full support Jokowi, on Indonesia's creative industry, then anyone who is active in this field, both Indonesian and foreign businessmen can now do business in a variety of creative industries in various parts of Indonesia such as Jakarta, Bali, Yogyakarta, Bandung and other cities .
The potential of the creative industries or creative economy in Indonesia will grow rapidly, certainly because the program Kartu Indonesia Pintar or "Indonesia Smart Card" introduced by Jokowi, a new leader who is the hope for Indonesia, even to give a very positive influence to the community in the surrounding countries, ASEAN and globally. Now you have a golden opportunity to do business in Indonesia to take advantage in the field of creative economy, both for you and for the people of Indonesia.
Are you also going to take part in the creative industry in Indonesia? Let's do it.