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Youth Culture Camp aims at fostering students’ creativity

Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, June 13, 2019  /  01:55 pm
Youth Culture Camp aims at fostering students’ creativity

New initiative: The Education and Culture Ministry’s culture director general Hilmar Farid (fourth left) says that the upcoming Youth Culture Camp is his latest innovation to pique interest of millennials to learn science and arts. (Ngojak/-)

The Education and Culture Ministry is inviting youths to learn science and arts in a five-day camp at Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta. The Education and Culture Ministry’s culture director general Hilmar Farid understands well that today’s young generation are seeking different things from the generations before them. “Lots of people say that today’s youth do not care about their culture and are clueless about history,” he said at a recent discussion held by Tempo Media Group in Jakarta. “But if we look at them now, it’s interesting because once they save up some money, they often go traveling and visit far off places to see the cultural traditions and create their own reportage on what they see.” Hilmar also noted that millennials responded to culture in a different way to previous generations. Rather than writing scholarly arti...