Asiki, Papua – Mentorship is the most challenging part in people development programs. In addition to the need of having consistent manner, a mentorship process also requires an open and intensive communication from all parties involved in order to achieve the goal. This strong will is proven by PT Tunas Sawa Erma (TSE) that continues to provide mentorship to the people in rural Papua through vegetable cultivation.
Repeating the success from last month, TSE once again encouraged people development by mentoring the community through a utilization of empty land to plant vegetables. This time, the community from Camp 19 A in Asiki were given opportunity to manage the land. This mentorship was held in June 15th 2019. TSE provided assistance in the form of vegetable seeds such as water spinach, mustard greens, tomatoes, eggplants, and corns. Gardening tools such as hoes, spades, and sprinklers were also provided. The people from Ekoki Gowe clan and the company worked together to plant the seeds side by side. The team from TSE also taught them how to maintain the plants so they will grow well.
“We hope people will keep doing this activity dan continue to do so to obtain good results to improve the economy,” said Mr. Bae Sungtek as the General Manager of Oil Palm Division in Asiki.
Meanwhile, in Miri Village, vegetables that were planted several months ago through TSE’s mentorship have been harvested by the community around the area. This was given appreciation from the Agriculture Service Office of Boven Digoel Regency, Papua, Otto Wiwaron, who was present at the harvest.
This proved that the program, which was initiated in April 2019 by PT Tunas Sawa Erma, has been recognized for providing benefits by meeting the people’s needs and improving people’s income. [CSC TSE]