West Sumbawa, November 19, 2019 - Amman Mineral in collaboration with Telkomsel held a digital literacy training session entitled “Bijak dan Pintar Memanfaatkan Media Sosial di Era Industri 4.0 (Be Wise and Smart in Using Social Media in Industrial Era 4.0)” for about 500 students of SMKN 1 Maluk and SMAN 1 Sekongkang in West Sumbawa Regency, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB). The “Belajar Bareng Amman (Let’s Study Together)” activity has been carried out several times under the themes suited to the needs of the stakeholders such as the government, journalists, and students.
“The current digital technology development has brought considerable benefits to young people in sharpening their creativity on one hand and has created negative impacts on the other if they are not equipped with adequate knowledge. These facts motivated Amman Mineral to hold a digital literacy training session for senior high school students in West Sumbawa. We hope that the training session and material will inspire the students around the mine area to further develop their creativity with the digital devices they have and be cautious about any potential impacts that might occur,” said Baiq Idayani, Superintendent Media Relations & Special Projects Amman Mineral.
In the training session the participants were informed that lack of digital literacy would make teenagers easily get exposed to negative impacts from the social media and digital devises they have ranging from errors in analyzing information, being addicted to medial social, being victims in the virtual world, and misuse of personal data that may threaten someone’s life. The students were also introduced with a variety of positive ways of self-actualization using the digital device and social media they have and encouraged to create a creative work that may result in economic benefits for themselves such as tips on how to use a smartphone to produce photography and video-making work. The rich tourist and culinary objects existing in the West Sumbawa Regency serve as a potential worth being published by the students through various platforms of media social.
GM External Corporate Communications Telkomsel, Aldin Hasyim, said that “as a company transforming into a digital telco company, we are committed to participate in building the nation by developing a digital ecosystem in Indonesia. Telkomsel makes the best use of its expertise in digital and information technology to make a positive contribution to society through its CSR program. This training is part of Telkomsel CSR pillars, namely Digital Society. The objective of this Telkomsel CSR pillar is for Telkomsel to encourage the use of technology in a positive manner that results in the development of good characters and quality of human resources so that they can make the best use of the internet for productive purposes that support the digital life style of Indonesian society.
“We are grateful for the training provided by Telkomsel and Amman Mineral for our students on the use of digital devices in the industrial revolution era 4.0. This program helps remind the students to be wiser in using the social media in the virtual world. We hope that the educational program like this should be held more often to broaden the knowledge of our students,” said Sirajuddin, S.Pd., MM, Principal of SMKN 1 Maluk, West Sumbawa.
In the meantime, Awaludin, SPd as the Supervisor of SMK present representing the Head of the Education and Culture Office of West Sumbawa expressed his appreciation for the “Belajar Bareng Amman” activity. This is a very positive program and the theme is very relevant with the challenges faced in the industrial revolution era 4.0,” he said.
Still related to the education sector for senior high school students, this year Amman Mineral also initiated a material reinforcement training and SKL (Competency Standard) session for SMA/MA and SMK teachers in the three sub-districts around the mine area. This program was aimed at improving the level of preparedness of the students within the areas around Batu Hijau mine before sitting in the Computer-Based National Exam and admission to reputable universities. In light of this capacity improvement effort, 12 education experts from a reputable learning institution in Indonesia were invited as resource persons.
On PT Amman Mineral Nusa Tenggara
Amman Mineral operates the Batu Hijau mine in West Sumbawa, West Nusa Tenggara. The Batu Hijau Mine is one of the largest copper and gold mines in Indonesia which is managed by always ensuring aspects of safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.
Amman Mineral has received the Green PROPER (Company Performance Rating Program) 7 times from the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (KLHK). Green Rating PROPER is given to a company whose performance is considered to exceed the standards set by KLHK on various aspects including environmental management and community development programs around its working area.
About Telkomsel (www.telkomsel.com)
Telkomsel is the largest cellular operator in Indonesia with more than 170 million customers. To serve its customers all over Indonesia, including in remote areas and outermost islands and border areas, Telkomsel has more than 209,000 BTS. Telkomsel consistently implements the latest cellular technology and is the first to test 5G services in Indonesia. Entering the digital era, Telkomsel continues to develop digital businesses, including Digital Advertising, Digital Lifestyle, Mobile Financial Services, and Internet of Things. To serve its customers, Telkomsel has 24-hour call centers, GraPARI services throughout Indonesia, customer services at firstname.lastname@example.org, facebook.com/telkomsel, Twitter @telkomsel, and Telkomsel's virtual assistants in the MyTelkomsel, LINE, Telegram applications, and Telkomsel Facebook Messenger.