Youth Culture Camp encouraging innovations for village advancement

Youth Culture Camp encouraging innovations for village advancement

An official from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology, Fitra Arda, holds a media briefing here on Friday (December 3, 2021). (ANTARA/Indriani/FR)

 KBKM 2021 provides a space for the younger generation to create. It is a platform for them to pour their ideas for cultural advancement
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Youth Culture Camp (KBKM) 2021 program is encouraging innovations based on technology for the advancement of villages, an official from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology', Fitra Arda, has said.

"KBKM 2021 provides a space for the younger generation to create. It is a platform for them to pour their ideas for cultural advancement," he noted during a media briefing here on Friday.

For KBKM 2021, the ministry has involved all parties, including the younger generation with disabilities, for the advancement of villages, he added.

In 2021, the ministry has upheld the theme of innovation in villages, Arda said. The younger generation should utilize the potential that exists within the village, he added.

"They should develop the potential that the village possesses. The produced innovation should combine cultural inheritance with technological advancement," he explained.

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For example, they could make a wooden house that is not only resilient to earthquakes but also fire, he said. This innovation should be done based on technology, he added.

Twenty-one teams are participating in KBKM this year, Judi Wahjudin, another official from the ministry, informed.

"We not only conduct monitoring, but also meeting and mentorship with investors," he elaborated.

The activity has been synergized with cultural advancement village activities, Village-Owned Enterprises (BUMDes), and also regional governments, he said.

The winner of KBKM 2021, Assajie Satyananda, said that his team developed an application called Sirel for fulfilling the need for temple tourism.

The application can provide information concerning the reliefs within temples such as the Borobudur Temple, Prambanan Temple, and Sojiwan Temple.

"This application could provide temple relief information in the form of audio or text," he explained.

He said his team is also seeking the empowerment of local residents by developing tourism attractions so that the preservation of cultural sites can yield real benefits for villagers. 

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