On October 21st 2017, Project and Science Technology IAAS Indonesia ran an event called Youth Agricareture Goes to School which is one of the Youth Agricareture 2017 event series. With theme “Zero Hunger and Prosperity”, this event supports the second Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which is Zero Hunger, and willing to overcome the food hunger problems in this world. This event was held simultaneously by each IAAS Indonesia Local Committees in high schools in eight different cities in Indonesia (Bogor, Malang, Solo, Bandung, Mataram, Semarang, Yogyakarta, and Banjarbaru).
“We (IAAS Indonesia) are aiming to encourage the concern of youths to agriculture and increase their awareness about it. Moreover, we’re willing to overcome the food hunger problems by doing this project (Youth Agricareture 2017),” said Zafran as the project chief of Youth Agricareture 2017.
Each local committee has their own core event in Youth Agricareture Goes to School. For instance, IAAS LC UNDIP did a great Focus Group Discussion (FGD) during the event, a huge student enthusiasm came to IAAS LC UNS’s seminar in Surakarta, and the youth spirit was shown from the participants in Bogor which held by IAAS LC IPB. Also, there were some other well-run events in the other cities which participated by about 400 students across the country.
A “Live Story” in Instagram was provided by every local committee during the event for those who couldn’t attend the event. Besides live story, each local committee also made some “Insta Stories (snapgram)” on their official accounts. These media were watched by hundreds of people across the country.
Youth Agricareture 2017 invited all students to participate in SnapFood to support the second SDGs which is Zero Hunger. The committees showed them how to do it to the students, they only need to take a picture of their food before and after they eat, then upload it to their instagram account with some creative captions and hashtags. By doing SnapFood, we hope that their gratitude will increase over the enjoyment of the food they have.
Indi, a student of SMA 1 Bantul and one of the participants, noted that, “This event is very interesting and beneficial. Because as we know, Indonesia is full of agriculture, so it’s definitely very beneficial for us. Also, with the SnapFood, we will indirectly contribute in awakening the public to the importance of finishing foods.”
From this event, we hope that youth generations will have more awareness to agriculture and food hunger problems. We would like to thank all the local committees who have struggled so hard realizing Youth Agricareture 2017 and the superb participants who will be the future of this world.