Syamsul Arifin Sends FEB UMA (Medan Area University) Students as Education Ambassadors for North Sumatra to Participate in National Competitions.
The former Governor of North Sumatra, Dato Sri H Syamsul Arifin SE accompanied by the wife of Hj Fatimah Habibie and former Head of the North Sumatra Library and Archives Service Drs H Syaiful Syafri sent the North Sumatra Education Ambassador in 2020 to participate in the national level competition in Bandung from 14 to 16 December from his residence, Jalan Like Dharma Medan, Sunday (13/12).
The four North Sumatra Education Ambassadors who were dispatched were Julpan Siregar, FKIP UMSU English Education Study Program student, Gareni Bulolo, FEB UMA Accounting Study Program student, Marienta Simamora, FKIP UHKBPNP PGSD Study Program student, and Nurlina Maharani English Education Study Program FKIP UINSU.
Syamsul Arifin said that he supports the North Sumatra Education Ambassador because it is a positive activity to build human resources for the younger generation. He reminded us that there are no great opponents, so everyone has the potential to win. The North Sumatra representative must be able to thrill Bandung with the activities that have been made. For example, providing educational advocacy to Lau Simomo Village, Berastagi District, where 68 households are people with chronic diseases as one of the problems of social welfare.
Likewise advocacy in Kurandak Hamlet, Labuhan Deli Subdistrict, as a remote customary community whose area can only be reached by boat and takes 3 hours. Syamsul Arifin appreciated the topics brought by children to compete in the selection of the Education Ambassador, including digital education literacy, riverbank children’s education, education for women, and the education of the people’s children.
“Regarding digital education literacy, this North Sumatra Education Ambassador was right to meet me, Mrs. Fatimah Habibie, and Pak Syaiful Syafri because in 2008 digital literacy was inaugurated at the North Sumatra Library and Archives Service and the only digital library in Indonesia after ITB in July 2001, “The message.
Fatimah Habibie advised the North Sumatra Education Ambassador to be confident, disciplined, ready to lose, and focus on the director himself. Marienta Simamora and her friends said they were very proud of the support from various groups and figures in North Sumatra such as Syamsul Arifin and Syaiful Syafri.
“We got a lot of advice and knowledge. It’s incalculable, we are very motivated. Like children and father. We learned that whatever was done had to be known first the purpose and what was done, “he said.
Julpan Siregar added, by meeting with figures, you will know the history of digital literacy in North Sumatra. Nurlina Maharani said that the advocacy for education for women was carried out in Lau Serini Village, Kutalimbaru. There, he teaches about art, interest, and English fun. “All participants are dominated by women,” he said. Dahreni Bulolo, whose topic is Education for the Children of the People of Parbuluan Village 6, has served for 6 months, educates about health, and uses orange peels to become disinfection. “So the education of the children of the people who empower the village potential to use orange peels becomes a disinfectant,” he said.