Photo: Company representatives handed over the assistance to the teachers
BOVEN DIGOEL – PT Tunas Sawa Erma (PT TSE) presented honorary teachers in SDN Persiapan Miri (Miri State Elementary School) with an honorarium on Thursday (22/9). With this assistance, the company aims to improve the quality of education in Papua's inland areas. Held on school grounds in Miri Village, Jair District, Boven Digoel, this event is a part of the Corporate Social Contribution (CSC) program and shows PT TSE’s concrete action to enhance the welfare of teaching staff living near the company.
PT TSE Site Support Manager Sutisna handed the payment in a short symbolic ceremony.
“Teachers have a dominant influence on education quality. This is why we try to improve their welfare and well-being, especially through this honorarium,” he said.
Honorary or non-permanent teachers have fairly the same amount of responsibilities and workload as those bearing the civil state apparatus (ASN) title. Yet, they often face issues in getting their rights as fellow teachers. These issues range from late payments to lower amounts of salary compared to regional minimum wages. For this reason, PT Tunas Sawa Erma hopes to boost their motivation and spirit.
PT Tunas Sawa Erma's jackets, also given as a souvenir
One of the teachers receiving the cash assistance
Headmaster Lambertus Takerop conveyed his gratitude for the company, which had always paid and showed attention to Papua's educational climate. Not only that, he hoped to maintain good communication with PT TSE.
Company jackets were also given at the event. One of the teaching staff, Theresia Tinimarop, said, “As an honorary teacher, I feel greatly helped. I hope our partnership lasts long,”
PT Tunas Sawa Erma is a part of TSE Group, which engages in palm oil plantation business in Papua. PT Tunas Sawa Erma is committed to practicing sustainable palm oil governance and keeps innovating in an effort to prioritize fulfilling its environmental and social responsibility. (PR)