THE MINISTRY of Tourism and Creative Economy appreciates the launch of the Productive+ application as a digital learning medium (e-learning) for people with disabilities in Indonesia to gain new skills and hone talents.

According to the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, said it is hoped that through digital learning, people with disabilities will be able to obtain employment opportunities and open up business opportunities in various economic sectors, especially the tourism and creative economy sectors.

“This is an innovation and we see that education experts have certainly agreed that transformation is the digitalization of learning,” said Sandiaga while attending the launch of Productive+ at Azalia Hall, Central Jakarta, Friday (03/01), 2024.

Sandiaga said that the presence of Productive+ could be a learning platform option for people with disabilities who have had difficulty obtaining education and knowledge in the vocational field. So, through this application it is hoped that it can open up business opportunities and employment opportunities for people with disabilities in Indonesia.

“This is what we hope for because in accordance with Law No. 8 of 2016, we are obliged to provide 2% (work opportunities for people with disabilities) for the government and 1% for the private sector,” he said.

On a similar occasion, Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Angela Tanoesoedibjo, encouraged people with disabilities to sharpen their creativity in utilizing digitalization, one of which is by becoming content creators.

“Just one piece of content can be of benefit to friends with disabilities and provide input for the government,” said Angela.

Meanwhile, Special Staff to the President, Angkie Yudistia, said that this application had been tested by 1,200 people with disabilities and this platform was a good learning tool for people with disabilities.

“The hope for the future is that friends with disabilities can be independent, earn an income, and make themselves and their surroundings proud,” concluded Angkie. []