Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Language, Innovation, Culture and Education 2015
ISBN 978-967-13140-8-1

High Educated Youth Contributions As The Agent Of Change In Developing Waterfall Tourism

Fahmi Rizky Taufik Hidayat

Padjadjaran University, Indonesia


Education is a very important aspect as a means to develop the potential in a region and a young generation who have innovative ideas that can change a condition of society. The combination of youth with innovation and education as the rationale in optimizing the development will result a significant change to the development in quality of life, therefore, we raised the role of youth with higher education in developing waterfall tourist attraction in a region in Indonesia as well observing the youth role in providing knowledge and insight to the community to contribute to environmental preservation.In this paper, we conduct research in the West Java province of Indonesia precisely-South Sumedang district uses a qualitative method of data collection techniques; observation, interviews and FGD (Focus Group Discussion), then analyzed qualitatively with the holistic conclusions.Assuming research, firstly that the functioning of the youth as social and environmental change, then the youth will provide knowledge about the importance of environmental awareness, the development of attractions for the development of economic sectors and automatically, standards of living will increase because there are economic activities that run and managed by local communities.Finally, with a qualitative analysis of what we do will prove how big the role of educated youth to the development of waterfall attractions, provide knowledge about environmental conservation as well as the contribution of youth to improve the lives of local communities.


Youth, Education, innovation, environment

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