PHOTO: Friendly atmosphere between Asiki locals and PT TSE representatives
BOVEN DIGOEL – There are people who choose lavish and extraordinary ways of life, and there are others who prefer simpler lifestyles. Whatever choice they make, it all depends on how they perceive life itself.
In the village of Asiki, Jair District, Boven Digoel Regency, Papua, you can see the latter. A life of simplicity and warmth, which does not only come from its people’s humble and quiet nature, but also from the state of the village, with developments in a standstill thanks to hilly geographical terrains.
Such modesty attracted PT Tunas Sawa Erma (TSE) representatives, who came down to the area to carry out the monthly communication activity on Saturday (25/6). Set in clan chief David Igiti’s house, it soon became a memorable event for the guests. Whatever the cause may be – ever-present sweet treats or friendly residents – the activity left a deep impression on the hearts of company members who took part.
The event was held to improve locals’ economic situation as well as Papua’s social environment. On this opportunity, the company disseminated knowledge on durian cultivation through a video viewing event. Two videos were shown: an educational video on the cultivation, and a motivational video on entrepreneurship.
Most of the locals live from gardening. TSE hoped these videos would encourage efforts to independently manage natural resources surrounding the village. Doing this will further improve the community’s welfare and economy.
“I feel grateful to the company for providing this activity, and I hope there will be more events like this,” said Markus Igiti, a clan member present at the function.
The monthly communication activity is a part of PT TSE’s Corporate Social Contribution (CSC) program, intended to develop sustainable social environments. Through this regularly scheduled activity, the company attempts to communicate their programs, which are designed to improve Papuans’ economic conditions.
TSE is a subsidiary of Tunas Sawa Erma Group engaged in palm plantation and processing in Papua. PT. TSE always supports the No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policy in managing a sustainable palm plantation. (pr)