Yogyakarta, 4 November 2023 - PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) reinforces its commitment to improve literacy comprehension among Indonesia’s youth with Bakti BCA’s Semarak Literasi program. Serving as a dynamic platform, this initiative encourages both young individuals and educators to engage with reading literacy in a more enjoyable and interactive manner. Furthermore, the program is specifically designed to commemorate Language Month, celebrated every October.
BCA organized a series of activities as part of Bakti BCA’s Semarak Literasi program. The main event was held on Saturday (4/11) at Taman Budaya Gunungkidul, Yogyakarta, and attracted over 400 attendees, including students, teachers, school principals, and literacy activists. The event was attended by Bunda Literasi (mother of literacy) for Gunungkidul Hj. Diah Purwanti Sunaryanta, representative of the Head of Gunungkidul Secondary Educational Office Sri Wahyuni Dwiyanti, Head of Gunungkidul Cultural Department (Kundha Kabudaya) Chairul Agus Mantara, representative of Head of Yogyakarta Language Center Linda Chandra Ariyani, representative of the Head of Gunungkidul Library and Archives Office Arif Yahya, and Head of BCA Sub-branch Office in Wonosari Sani Bayuningrum.
Bakti BCA’s Semarak Literasi program was officially launched at SMAN 1 Karangmojo in Gunungkidul. The series of events included a Literacy Workshop for Students and Teachers, Literacy Competition, and concluded with the Grand Finale of Semarak Literasi. Embracing the spirit of #CanDoGeneration and targeting 1,500 participants, Semarak Literasi has been implemented in various regions, such as DKI Jakarta, Serang, Yogyakarta, and Lampung. Currently, the initiative is also ongoing in Jayapura, where BCA is distributing reading materials to support the literacy skills of the younger generation as part of this event.
On a separate ocassion, BCA VP of Corporate Social Responsibility Krisbiakto Cahyo Adi expressed, “BCA is dedicated to supporting the younger generation in improving their skills, including literacy. We recognize the importance of literacy and literature for students and the youth. As Language Month comes to a close, we anticipate that the Semarak Literasi program will positively contribute to supporting quality education, enhancing the literacy skills of students in Indonesia, and preserving Indonesian literature.”
In its implementation in several regions in Indonesia, this initiative not only contributes to quality education but also serves as a bridge connecting all parties in the collective effort to enhance the love and cultivate the interest of the younger generation to create and contribute to the development of literacy in Indonesia. This is expected to unfold in a lasting way. Semarak Literasi is one of BCA’s contributions to building a higher-quality educational ecosystem and opening opportunities for the younger generation to reach their full potential.
“BCA partners with the government, educational institutions, and literacy advocates in each region to maximize the impact of this event. We aim for Semarak Literasi to serve as a key platform for students to improve the quality of education and literacy in Indonesia. We are committed to continuing these efforts in the future,” concluded Krisbiakto.
Improving Youth Literacy Competence, BCA Conducts Semarak Literasi Program – Bunda Literasi for Gunungkidul Hj. Diah Purwanti Sunaryanta (center) ceremoniously concluded Semarak Literasi program organized by BCA in Gunungkidul on Friday (04/11) by striking the gong. The event was also attended by Head of BCA Sub-branch Office in Wonosari Sani Bayuningrum (second right) along with Head of Gunungkidul Cultural Department (Kundha Kabudaya) Chairul Agus Mantara (right) and representative of the Head of Gunungkidul Secondary Educational Office Sri Wahyuni Dwiyanti (left). BCA reaffirms its commitment to promoting quality education and improving students’ literacy skills through Semarak Literasi “Menyulam Cerita: Jelajahi Dunia Melalui Kata”, in conjuction with Language Month. This initiative aims to familiarize and engage the younger generation in the joy of reading by organizing various literacy competitions, writing workshops, and educational activities.
BCA Appreciates Winners of Literacy Competition in Gunungkidul - Head of BCA Sub-branch Office in Wonosari Sani Bayuningrum (left) and Bunda Literasi for Gunungkidul Hj. Diah Purwanti Sunaryanta (fourth right), along with other winners and finalists, pose together at the closing of Semarak Literasi program on Friday (04/11). BCA, as the organizer, expressed appreciation by awarding honors to 24 winners across four competition categories. Semarak Literasi is one of BCA’s contributions to building a higher-quality educational ecosystem, providing opportunities for the younger generation to fully realize their potential.
About PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (as of 30 September 2023)
BCA is one of the leading commercial banks in Indonesia with the core business of transaction banking. BCA also offers a full range of financial services in consumer, SME, commercial and corporate segments. As of September 2023, BCA has the privilege of serving nearly 39 million customer accounts, processing around 81 million of daily transactions through a network of 1,252 branches; 18,705 ATMs as well as the 24-hour internet & mobile banking systems; supported by 24/7 Halo BCA contact center. BCA’s presence is complemented by a number of subsidiaries focusing on vehicle financing, sharia banking, securities, general and life insurance, digital bank, remittance as well as venture capital business. BCA is committed to building lasting relationship with customers, putting people first, and making positive impact on society at large. With around 25,000 employees, BCA's vision is to be the bank of choice and a major pillar of the Indonesia economy.
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