JAYAPURA - The Papua Youth Creative Hub (PYCH) building was inaugurated by President Joko Widodo on Tuesday (21/3/2023).
Located in Abepura District, Jayapura City, the presence of PYCH is expected to be used by young Papuans to be creative and no longer think about pursuing a career as a civil servant but think of being an entrepreneur.
This means that the presence of PYCH is expected to encourage the mindset of young Papuans to create, innovate and try to create jobs for themselves and others.
"PYCH is an opportunity for Papuan children to be creative. This means that we provide opportunities for young people who have creativity and innovation to engage in various desired sectors. So hopefully it can improve welfare and progress for the people of Papua," he concluded.
Jokowi on that occasion was optimistic that the presence of PYCH would later become a space for empowerment and improvement of the quality of human resources.
"I was surprised when I reviewed this PYCH because everything is there, such as laptop building rooms, podcasts, music and photography studios and others. There are also Papuan products that have been packaged very well and have a brand".
"So I hope this PYCH can be a space for empowerment and improvement of the quality of human resources, as requested by 23 young Papuans," explained Jokowi, on the sidelines of the inauguration of the building.
He added, if the PYCH is optimized for its use, it could be that young people in other provinces will be left behind by young people in Papua in terms of creativity and other related matters. Moreover, Indonesia will experience a demographic bonus in 2025.
"If Papua emerges around 2.6 million people of productive age, it needs a forum and space to create and innovate through this PYCH," he said.
After inaugurating the PYCH Building, President Joko Widodo conducted a review at Youtefa Market, Abepura, Jayapura City. Jokowi met with market traders in the region. The presence of the Head of State also received extraordinary welcome and attention from the local merchant community. ***