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He Becomes the Teacher for Orang Rimba



He Becomes the Teacher for Orang Rimba

InfoSAWIT, JAMBI – Joko Purnomo or famously called as Pak Joko is the independent smallholder joining in Gabungan Kelompok Tani (Gapoktan) Tanjung Sehati, that got Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certificate since 2014 in District of Merangin, Jambi Province.

In his daily busy activity as the member of the group, he prepares his time to teach the children of Orang Rimba in BDNP, (Orang Rimba is the other name used by Orang Kubu to name themselves).

 

Giving education to the children of Orang Rimba has been running since 2017 when he was taken as the honor teacher in District of Merangin, within special duty, teaching the children of Orang Rimba.

 

 “It is situational to get the place to study. We sometimes should seek the spot in palm oil plantations because they usually play under the trees. We mostly study in the plantation so that their parents could monitor them,” he told.(Fortasbi/InfoSAWIT)

 

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