Inaugurated by President Jokowi, PYCH is Able to Develop Papuan Human Resources
Papuan youth fully supports efforts to help improve the quality of young Papuan human resources. They gave high appreciation because the government has inaugurated the PYCH building which will be able to improve the welfare of the whole community. The PYCH building was built magnificently. Not only related to its splendor, but inside it also has very complete facilities to support the interests, talents and creativity of young people in the Land of Papua.
PYCH buildings are planned to exist in 7 customary areas in Papua and West Papua Provinces, as well as one in Maluku Province. Currently the PYCH Building has been built in Jayapura Regency, Papua Province and was inaugurated directly by President Joko Widodo on March 21, 2023. The facilities available are the first floor which is dedicated to the lobby, coffee shop papua blend, coworking space, library, gallery, minimarket , UMKM stores, training rooms, and prayer rooms.
While the second floor will be used for the convention hall, secretariat office, art, music and entertainment rooms, language rooms, coding and programming rooms, to entrepreneurship rooms and counseling rooms in the health sector.
The development initiated by the Head of BIN General Pol (Purn) Budi Gunawan based on President Joko Widodo’s direction will become a vehicle for self-development for young people throughout Papua. In it, there will be various trainings to be able to facilitate young Papuan talents.
During the inauguration of the PYCH Building, President Joko Widodo hoped that the existence of the PYCH Building, which was sparked at a meeting with young Papuans in September 2019, could become a center for young people’s creativity and innovation. According to Jokowi, Papua has enormous opportunities, so that it can provide increased welfare for the people of Papua.
It is in the PYCH building that the Papuan millennials will later run various programs to contribute to the welfare of the Papuan people. They will collaborate with various parties, develop themselves and continue to be the engine of human resource development for young people in Cendrawasih Earth. The construction of this building is one of the many facilities provided to young Papuans and the Papuan people by President Jokowi and Head of BIN Budi Gunawan.
Head of BIN, Police General (Purn). Budi Gunawan said that the inauguration of PYCH was a form of the President’s commitment to building a Papuan talent center as a driving force for Papua’s economy and prosperity.
According to the Head of BIN, starting from 23 Papuan youths meeting President Jokowi and now there are more than 12 thousand members working in various fields including agriculture, animal husbandry, creative industries, etc.
Through the PYCH Building which was inaugurated by President Joko Widodo, the youth assisted by the State Intelligence Agency will carry out various programs that will support the interests and talents of young people to be able to improve the welfare of the people of Papua.
The Head of BIN also added that PYCH would create many jobs, and to protect the works of young Papuans, such as sago machines, milling machines, pressing machines, laptops and smart phones, copyrights had been created.
PYCH, which was specifically supervised by Deputy IV for Economics at BIN, has provided benefits to the people of Papua. One of them is in agriculture. Thanks to coaching and training, farmers can harvest corn on 10 hectares of land in Yakasib Village, Namblong District, Jayapura Regency, Papua Province. Every hectare, corn that is harvested reaches eight to 10 tons of corn. Deputy IV for Economics BIN Made Kartikajaya also participated in harvesting the corn.
Previously, this agricultural planting was an effort to empower the community to be productive and increase their welfare. This program is in line with the direction of President Joko Widodo, Head of BIN, General Pol (Purn) Budi Gunawan, and was followed up by Deputy IV for Economic Intelligence at BIN, Made Kartikajaya.
In addition to corn, the development of a laying hen feed factory is also underway. Currently, the factory’s feed production capacity is around 7 tonnes per day with a selling price of around Rp 7,900 per kilogram.
A young Papuan leader, Septinus George Saa, revealed that PYCH, which was also specially fostered by Deputy IV for Economics at BIN, is a big house for all young Papuans who are ready to work together to encourage progress in each of the fields they are involved in.
Therefore George also encourages PYCH to open wider access so that more young Papuans can join. He also encouraged PYCH to become a transparent organization in managing partnership funds provided by cross ministries as well as central and regional governments.
Aksamina, one of the members who joined the PYCH, thanked President Jokowi and also the Head of BIN, General Pol (Purn) Budi Gunawan for the construction of the PYCH Building. Aksamina said that she hoped that the building could be put to good use to really encourage progress in the Land of Papua.
Even President Joko Widodo said that there is still a lot of potential in the land of Papua that has not been explored. Therefore, it is hoped that the construction of the PYCH Building can be used as a center for the development of creativity as well as interests and talents for young Papuans who can then contribute to improving welfare on this paradise land.