WOLO – One of Indonesia’s challenges in the future is the preparation of competitive Human Resources. Without this, the risk of Indonesia falling into the middle-class trap is even higher. Therefore, the preparation of Human Resources must be prepared early on. This includes cultivating a reading culture.
To support the strengthening of reading interest for Indonesian children, Ceria built a reading garden building in Labuang Bajo hamlet, Wolo village, Wolo sub-district. This activity is part of the Community Development and Empowerment program, through the education sector.
Ceria Bangsaku reading garden, which is a national program of cooperation between Ceria and Library Hall of Kolaka Regency, aims to become an educational attraction for neighboring villages that are also on the coast, in increasing reading interest and learning for students and the society in general. The Head of Wolo Sub-district, Taslim Muthalib, and representatives of the company Sutrisno, inaugurated the Ceria Bangsaku reading garden, Saturday (12/12/2020).
Representing the company’s management, Sutrisno said that the assistance provided by Ceria was in the form of building construction and 500 copies of printed books. This is intended to support the motivation of reading interest in students, teachers, and parents.
“This reading garden will later become a foundation so that in the future they can be independent in carrying out the teaching and learning process,” said Sutrisno.
Meanwhile, the Head of Wolo Sub-district, Taslim Muthalib, appealed to the whole community and the management of the reading garden to always maintain, care for, and make the most of this facility.
“We are very grateful for the assistance that has been given, I hope Ceria will always be prosperous and its production will continue to increase,” he hoped.
According to Taslim Muthalib, steps and efforts to foster interest in reading for the younger generation and society must be continuously improved since the most basic thing in life is reading in a broad view, both expressed and implicit, because in religion itself the initial command given to human is reading.
“Apart from that, the role of parents is also very important in fostering interest in reading, so that the habit of fond of reading is not only at school but also at home. Therefore, we also involve parents to motivate interest in reading,” said Taslim Muthalib. (*)