The Opening Ceremony of 13rd Nasyiatul Aisyiyah Congress

The 13rd congress of Nasyiatul Aisyiyah (NA) was officially opened by Head of Central Board of Muhammadiyah Dr. H. Haedar Nashier. The event was held at Sportium of University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) attended by some 2000 participants from 34 regions in Indonesia.

Some national leaders also attended the event taking the theme ‘Young Woman Advanced Movement for Developed Nation. They were Prof. Dr. Muhadjir Effendy, Minister of Education and Culture (Mendikbud RI), representatives of X commission of House of Representatives (DPR-RI), etc.

People know that NA congress is the highest forum in the organization to set the coming programs and to elect the new members of national committee of NA. This year the event was held jubilantly and gladly with thousands of participants coming from all parts of Indonesia. The event lasted from Thursday-Sunday (25-28-08-2016). The last event was held at Lampung Sumatra.

The success of this big event was due to cooperation of many institutions under Muhammadiyah in Yogyakarta such as University of Ahmad Dahlan (uad), University of Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY), and University of Ashiyah (Unisa).

The Education and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendi said, ‘Good education is capable of improving the students’ potentials. In this case, home education especially mother as the first educator for the children is the key to develop the future human resources.’

Muhadjir expected that all NA members always support and ready to carry out any agenda lounced by the ministry and are able to contribute real quality program for the advancement of the republic of Indonesia (NKRI).

In the end he suggested that NA members to be active in developing educational programs ranging from early childhood education up to higher education (PT). (AKN)