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16 Sep 2020

North Toraja Must Develop Cultural Literacy

North Toraja, South Sulawesi-The main focus of the President's development in his second term is human development to create superior resources through science. Knowledge is an open way for the literacy process so that people need to be encouraged to continue learning.

"There is only one way to make progress, namely through the knowledge that can be obtained by reading," said the Director of National Library Muhammad Syarif Bando at a Discussion on Increasing the Literacy Index in North Toraja Regency, Wednesday (9/16).

The effectiveness of the social inclusion-based library transformation program which the National Library is engaged in has started to have many positive impacts on society. Through these activities, especially marginalized people are given the freedom to develop their abilities by providing applied sciences and mentoring for a year. As a result, many of them managed to escape poverty and have their own businesses. Humans need change, including the people of North Toraja, added Syarif Bando.

Toraja has a civilizational identity that is more recognizable to the world community than they know Indonesia. Just like Bali. Therefore, it is important that the people of North Toraja be equipped with an awareness of cultural literacy that is full of civilization.

Literacy is not just about recognizing letters, arranging words and looking for causal relationships. The peak of literacy is the ability to create goods/services. "Currently the world is entering the era of globalization. Humans are forced to live at a high speed. Change very fast and dynamic. So it is important for anyone to improve the competence of human resources," explained the Director of National Library.

The Director of National Library advised Indonesia not to become the object of exploitation by super power countries. The demographic bonus that Indonesia will feel at the age of a century in 2045, like it or not, the potential must be exploited so that it is not only lulled by natural resources without being equipped with innovation, creativity, or new ideas to manage it.

"It is not wrong if the RPJMN leads to human development," said Syarif Bando.

Agreed with what was conveyed by the Director of National Library, North Toraja Regent Kalatiku Paembonan admitted that he was challenged to move forward. He said he realized many cultures that had not been fully explored to be presented as high-value cultures.

"We will seriously improve all aspects that bring progress to society and increase welfare," concluded the Regent.

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