Oorange Unpad and Bank Mandiri Invite Students to Improve Financial Literacy

[unpad.ac.id, 30/04/2019] To improve financial literacy of Universitas Padjadjaran’s academics, Bank Mandiri is working together with the Unpad Business Incubator Center/Oorange Unpad to hold “Mandiri Education 2019” at Bale Sawala, Rectorate Building, Unpad Jatinangor campus, Tuesday (30/4). In this activity, Unpad students obtain information about digital transaction security and entrepreneurship.

Unpad Vice Rector for Governance and Resources, Prof. Arief Sjamsulaksan Kartasasmita, dr., SpM (K), M.Kes., PhD, (right) together with CEO of Bank Mandiri Region VI/Java I, Harry Gale, at the “Mandiri Education 2019” event at Bale Sawala,Rectorate Building, Unpad Jatinangor campus, Tuesday (30/4).(Photo: TediYusup)*

“If you do two things in unity, it becomes one capital for all of us,” said Unpad Vice Rector for Governance and Resources, Prof. Arief Sjamsulaksan Kartasasmita, dr., SpM (K), M. Kes., PhD, as he opened the event.

Prof. Arief said that Unpad aims to produce graduates who are able to create jobs. Hopefully, the event can add insight and motivation for students to become entrepreneurs.

“How can we take risks, do something creative, [and] add value to what we have, so that later we can bring the greatest benefit to the community, for us, and our families?” said Prof. Arief.

Meanwhile, CEO of Bank Mandiri Region VI/Java I, Harry Gale, said that Mandiri Education was held in order to improve the financial literacy of the Indonesian people to support the Financial Services Authority program.

This activity is routinely carried out by Bank Mandiri for the public, including universities. Previously, similar events had been held at various universities in Indonesia.

“This time, for Mandiri Education, Bank Mandiri wants to provide a positive activity for Mandiri friends in universities, especially Universitas Padjadjaran,” said Harry Gale.

Harry said, the material on entrepreneurship was presented to inspire students to develop entrepreneurial spirit. On this occasion also presents the first-place winner of the 2018 Mandiri Young Entrepreneur – Digital Technology Category (Student), Aditya PratamaGhifary, who was also an Unpad student.

The second material on the security of digital transactions was presented to increase students’ knowledge of electronic banking services and increase public awareness about security in electronic banking transactions.

“In Bank Mandiri, conventional transactions – meaning customers who come to the branch – now only make up 30 percent of customers, so 70 percent of customers conduct transactions through digital banking. Therefore, we need to continuously educate our customers and the general public who really need knowledge of the security of digital banking transactions,” he said.*

Reported by Artanti Hendriyana / am | Translated by Shabrina Maharani

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