Inclusive Education for Youths towards Nation’s Development
through Community Empowerment
Young people – students – have a very integral part in the nation development through education particularly in the university level. Their contribution should be seriously taken into account, by giving them opportunity to say their positive and constructive thoughts and getting them involved in, possibly, all aspects of development towards sustainable community.
Their roles are imperative through social inclusion. Knowledge, information and experiences through formal education in classes should be widely and well applied and transferred to the society in order to support them to develop; this is called human resources mobilization, which can swift development. It all starts from the smallest group in the community – youths – that has the same vision. Sustainable development could only run if the opportunity is passed on from a generation to another, to keep its sustainability.
Thus, young people, the generation of the present, should get serious consideration and take part in a national multidimensional development. The fruitful results of development won’t be there by itself; there should be young people with high commitment, dedication and integrity who will make progress and they will be us.
What we can read between the lines is that youths – students – should be included in social and national development, and chances should be passed on to the next youth-generation to take action to continue development. In President University, students are compulsory to take community development to help the society around the campus to improve their personal and practical skills useful for their daily life concerning the nation development; in another word, the students are included in both social and national development by transferring and sharing their knowledge and experiences to the people around them.
This article is written by Mohammad Reiza, Indonesian Youth Delegate to the 5th UNESCO Youth Forum in Paris, France, and the President of the 1st UNESCO Asian Youth Forum in Jeju Island, South Korea.
President University, Public Relations
Youth Delegate to UNESCO Youth Forum