Photo by : Ruri Milandu / Sawitfest 2021
Palmoilmagazine, JAKARTA - Tunas Sawa Erma (TSE) Group the company that operates in palm oil plantation sector and operates in District of Boven Digoel and Merauke, Papua Province has done many to develop the people, such as, conducting corporate social contribution (CSC). By CSC, the company tries to socially contribute to the stakeholders and the people to increase their economy and be positive to the environment.
CSC in TSE Group (PT Tunas Sawa Erma, PT Berkat Cipta Abadi, dan PT Dongin Prabhawa) has five main pillars, they are, education, health, economy, environment, and infrastructure. CSC is the same with philosophy of the company to develop harmonic, useful, and sustainable relationship with the stakeholders and the people to get the same prosperity and interest.
Manager Corporate Social Contribution (CSC), Setiyono said, educational quality improvement is one focus in TSE Group in Papua. In 2021 TSE Group delivered educational infrastructure, such as, improving the boarding house of anak tuan dusun who studied in Boven Digoel, providing the construction materials in three elementary schools, donating five school busses to transport the students who wanted to go to schools or homes.
TSE Groups does not help the educational infrastructures only but also for the teachers in teaching the students. The company gave cash and food materials to tens elementary to high school teachers. “TSE Group also provided scholarship for the children of tuan dusun and orphans to get the same quality of education, and conducted SEKAMI (Serikat Kepausan Anak Remaja Misioner Indonesia),” he said in ‘breaking the fasting’ in Jakarta, Wednesday (27/4/2022) that Palmoilmagazine joined.
Together with Palm Oil Plantation Fund Management Agency (PFMA), TSE Group also provided scholarship for Orang Asli Papua (OAP) to get education at Institut Pertanian Stiper (Instiper) Yogyakarta and Politeknik Kelapa Sawit Citra Widya Edukasi (CWE) in Cibitung, West Java. It is hoped, the high education level could increase the education of OAP and would escalate their quality of life in their home town to be much better.
Not only in education, TSE Group also contributed in economy by providing and delivering food materials to the people. In the pandemic, the company directly visited the houses and those who live in the huts in forests to get helps.
“TSE Group also empowered the people by providing vegetable seeds, fruit seeds, animals, such as, duck, chicken, and fishes. The company also provided materials to construct cages and pools. The company also has good communication with the people by having the same activity regularly in every month,” Setiyono said.
Retail modern S-mart was also developed in the remote area – at Kampung Nakias and Kampung Selil, District of Merauke so that the people and workers of TSE Group could easily get the daily needs in economic price. “S-Mart is one of CSC program which is not aimed to get profits. S-Mart can sell products in cheaper price,” he said. (T2)