Asiki – PT Papua Agro Lestari (PAL), a part of Korindo Group Papua, held a gathering event with the people of Guiss Village, Boven Digoel Regency, Papua, on Saturday (30/1). This event is a part of the Corporate Social Contribution (CSC) program as a realization of the company’s concern for the welfare of the community.
Not only PAL, PT Tunas Sawa Erma (TSE) has already carried out similar event. According to plan, the gathering event to be carried out by all subsidiaries of Korindo Group Papua regularly every month by complying with the health protocols.
Many activities were carried out during the event, from sharing information and motivation between the company and the community, to screening of videos on plant cultivation, independent businesses, and motivational messages to provide additional knowledge to the community.
Moreover, at the end of the event, the women in Guiss Village were given the opportunity to hold a cooking demonstration which was conducted together with the staff from PT PAL. The event ended with participants having a meal together.
The General Manager of PT PAL, Park Zoozang hopes that this activity can help maintain a harmonious relationship that has been well established between the two parties.
In his remarks, Park also encouraged the public to always comply with health protocols in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. “We must comply with health protocols by washing our hands diligently, wearing masks, eating healthy foods, and exercising,” he expressed. Apart from maintaining good relations, this event also aims to improve the quality of the community and motivate them to develop their economic skills. For example, by utilizing empty land for cultivation or building other independent businesses that can improve their welfare.
Glen Maikuin, a representative of the Rawa Kasat community, gave a warm welcome to the gathering event. He hopes that a harmonious relationship between the company and the community can continue in the long run.
Mrs. Agnes, as the representative of women from Indigenous Papuan People (OAP), also expressed her joy. She was happy with this event because she was able to share cooking culture with the staff from PT PAL. “I feel happy to be able to gather together and share happiness like this,” she said. (PPA Humas S&C Asiki)