Jakarta (11/12) As a continuation of the meeting with the Regional Government of South Sumatra Province, at the end of last October, SEAMEO CENTERS Indonesia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Regional Government of Ogan Ilir Regency(OI) and Ogan Komering Ulu (OKU) District on 9-10 December 2021 in Jakarta.
"The collaboration with SEAMEO has actually been around for a long time with SEAMOLEC in OKI, we hope that next year other SEAMEO, as experts in the field of education can join and help us increase the capacity of teachers in other districts in South Sumatra," said Dra. Poniyem, Head of the South Sumatra Provincial Education Office when gave his speech representing the South Sumatra Provincial Government.
The process of signing the agreement and cooperation began with an exchange of ideas to identify the potential for program strengthening that could be carried out by SCI in South Sumatra, particularly in the two related districts. The two district governments recognize the need to increase the capacity of teachers or educators from all levels of education, starting from PAUD to SMA/MA/SMK.
In addition, it was identified that to strengthen the stunting convergence program, support was also needed in conducting sensitive nutrition interventions, including strengthening language learning, distance learning, strengthening local food, and even for environmental sanitation programs.
"The collaboration between SCI and the South Sulawesi Provincial Government is greatly supported by the priorities and support of regional leaders," said Gatot Hari Priowirjanto, SCI coordinator.
This 3-day event was attended by directors from seven SEAMEO CENTERs in Indonesia and a total of 23 representatives of BAPPEDA, Education Office, Health Office, and other related OPDs from South Sumatra Province, OI District, and OKU District.