JAKARTA, July 27 (JDN.id) – In a effort to achieve zero digital illiteracy target by 2019, the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology works together with community groups are organizing Digital Literacy Festival in North Toraja regency, in South Sulawesi on July 27-28.
The event will be held in three different locations; regent office and Rantepao’s church hall on Friday and Van de Loostreect Youth building on Saturday said Liza Surya from Kebaya, Kopi dan Buku community.
“The aim of the festival is to encourage people to be smart and wise in using social media,” Edward Tanari, chairman of the organizing committee said last week.
The event will select digital literacy volunteers who will link the regional government with the people to continue digital literacy program.
According to Tanari, the event expects to drive youths to be more creative and brave to create jobs by using digital technology.
Toraja is famous as one of Indonesia’s best tourist destinations thanks to its unique culture, building architectures, and panorama as well as coffee beans.
Through the festival, civil society in the regency will learn to utilize digital technology, in particular the use of social media to benefit micro-small-medium enterprises.
The society will learn how to recognize and eliminate negative contents such as hoax.
The Community Economic Empowerment Organization (LPER), Kebaya Kopi dan Buku community, Growing Together group and local government are among the organizer committee for the event.JDN.id is a media partner of the event.