JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo has called on LPDP Scholarship awardees overseas to promote tourism and investment in Indonesia.
The LPDP Scholarship is the government’s Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education program which offers a full-ride scholarship to selected premier overseas universities to its citizens.
Jokowi’s objective with the demand is for the awardees to show how peaceful and tolerant the Southeast Asian nation is to foreigners during their study.
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“Show that Indonesia is peaceful and united, is tolerant, and always respecting its Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity) motto.”
“Promote Indonesia to international society so that they travel and invest in Indonesia, which will be beneficial for our country’s future.”
Jokowi explained that LPDP Scholarship awardees possess a golden opportunity to build a network that would prepare them to face the various changes of the future.
According to the Indonesian President, disruptions across all aspects of life continue to happen from automation, artificial intelligence, big data, and more.
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These disruptions affect not only the economic landscape, but that on the social, political, and cultural levels.