Suara.com – The PDIP presidential candidate, Ganjar Pranowo, reminded the importance of education for Indonesia. Moreover, according to him, education can elevate the dignity of families in Indonesia.
This was conveyed by Ganjar during a gathering and cultural safari with leaders, scholars and volunteers from all over South Sumatra at the Jakabaring Dining Hall, Palembang, Saturday (20/5/2023).
Initially, Ganjar told about the importance of education and the role of government in supporting its people so they can get an education.
According to him, the existence of support for education from the government to its people is not consumptive in nature, but something that can improve the quality of the ability and knowledge of its citizens in living life.
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The Governor of Central Java also gave an example, for example in South Sumatra there used to be many residents from poor groups.
“His poverty was never resolved because then we came to provide something that was consumptive in nature. Our parents said because you love fish, because you never love fish. So eventually permanent poverty among his family, and so on and so again,” said Ganjar.
Reflecting on that, Ganjar then asked experts and parties who have experience in overcoming poverty.
“I asked the experts, I asked those who have experience, one access that must be given is education, whether it’s formal education, whether it’s informal, whether it’s public schools, or Islamic boarding schools; what’s important is still education,” he said.
For this reason, he also reminded that it is important for poor families to be given the opportunity to access education.
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“So I created three special schools for poor children. I was touched when three years later, he who went to school first was emaciated. And sorry, his shoes were ugly, he said borrow them. Then his pants tore like that. I put them in there and it happened boarding house. We give uniforms, we give shoes, school bags, food. He stays there, he goes to school in the morning,” he said.