AFTER 9 MONTHS GETTING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT PALM OIL CULTIVATION IN POLITEKNIK KELAPA SAWIT CITRA WIDYA EDUKASI, THE PARTICIPANTS (STUDENTS) OF THE SCHOLARSHIP IN PALM OIL TECHNICAL PRACTICE OR ‘PROGRAM BEASISWA PELATIHAN TEKNIS KEBUN KELAPA SAWIT’, EQUAL TO DIPLOMA 1 (D1) ARE READY TO IMPLEMENT THEIR KNOWLEDGE IN THE PEOPLE’S AREAS
Yunus Pinder (25) of Monokwari looked happy because on 3 May 2017, as one student joining ‘Program Beasiswa Pelatihan Teknis Kebun Kelapa Sawit’ equal to D1, graduated from the program.
Not many children of the smallholders from Papua Barat could have been lucky to the scholarship program, held by Indonesian Palm Oil Smallholders Association (IPOSA) with the full fund support from Palm oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA).
Graduated from SMA Bina Taruna Papua Masni, he said, of 28 children from Papua, 8 persons graduated the selection. 6 of them studied in Politeknik Kelapa Sawit Citra Widya Edukasi and the other 2 studied in Instiper Yogyakarta.
After graduating, he just wants to make his parents happy in Papua. His parents are smallholders having 5 hectare areas. “I want to make my parents happy by developing palm oil within better productivity,” he recently said after graduating his study in Bekasi, West Java.
Yunus wants to learn about palm oil cultivation when he did practices in the palm oil areas in Riau. He said, Riau has more expensive fresh fruit bunch (FFBO than it in Papua. It happens for the sustainable palm oil certification. So he wants to implement it in Papua. It is hoped, the FFB price will be more expensive. “It is about Rp 800/kg,” Yunus said.
Besides him, Suci Marwawni of West Sumatera also felt the same. She even did not believe that the Program exists. But after trying to enlist her name, she trusted, it is true.
Of 58 children of the smallholders from West Sumatera listing their names, Suci passed the test of 26 children passing also. But Suci said, every one of them should study in two places. 10 of them learned in Politeknik Kelapa Sawit Citra Widya (Poltek CWE) and the rests learned in Instiper Yogyakarta.
“Learning in Poltek CWE makes me more understand about group (unity) and cooperation. I learned a lot there, starting from personality, independency, and palm oil cultivation technic,” she who graduated from the Program, said.
She also mentioned, she is proud . . .