TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Newly-appointed Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim said he was one hundred percent prepared to provide Indonesia’s youth generation with opportunities that would eventually advance the nation.
“My fellow youths, the gate has been opened. I, myself, representing the young millennial generation, am ready to open a wide range of opportunities for Indonesia’s young generation,” said Nadiem in a written statement on Monday, October 28.
Nadiem delivered his speech in Indonesia’s 91st Youth Pledge Day commemoration at the Education and Culture Ministry building today.
He urged Indonesia’s youths to set aside fear and distractions in facing the future, as the country heavily relies on the hands of today’s youths. Nadiem also shed light on why he accepted President Jokowi’s offer to make him a minister.
“When I was given the opportunity to help the next generation, I did not think twice. I step forward whatever the risks are,” said the GoJek founder and former CEO.
Indonesia’s Youth Pledge was initially established in 1928, which reflects the commitment of the country’s youths to realizing Indonesia’s goals and dreams.