- Young Investor Indonesia
I created a group namely Young Investor Indonesia (YII) on Facebook. This group was established due to Indonesian financial literacy is still low. World Bank showed that the population aged over 15 years, only 36 percent use financial institutions, and then The Indonesia Financial Services Authority surveyed the literacy rate in rural areas is still relatively low at about 22 percent of peoples.
Besides Indonesia is one of G 20 member, our Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was worth USD 888.54 billion in 2014. The GDP value of Indonesia represents 1.43 percent of the world economy and 32 percent contribution for Asean economy. Indonesia has huge population, more than 250 million people, the fourth largest population worldwide. Today, the country warn to prepare for demographic bonus, which is predicted will occur in 2025-2030, when the number of people within the productive age is higher than the number of children and elderly people. Most of them need to be infused by financial literacy.
On the one hand we have a lot of “bonus” but on the other hand we still meet discrepancy in term of financial literacy. By creating this group, hopefully we can contribute to increasing financial literacy in our country.
Last but not least, YII group has reach 1.120 members today and we do expect that it will become larger in the future. We hope all of us have moral reseponsibility to increase financial literacy around the world, particularly in Indonesia by condescending to share your article, information, etc to this group in the link below:
Thank You in advance, we hope all of you are enjoying a happy and welfare life.
2. Voice of South Sumatera
My friend and I created this blog as a learning process for everyone –adults and kids- who want to voice their opinion in English. The objective of writing in English in VOSS to get the community involvement to better South Sumatera or Indonesia in general. It is all in English because it will be part of English program.
Any corncern or difficulties that are facing our society should be addressed by those who have more knowledges and experiences. So that’s way VOSS bridges the gap between common people to highly educated and experienced individual or group.
If not you, who else care about our country? So do something for our country!
PLEASE Voice of South Sumatera