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31 October 2016   |   CSR News
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PTFI Participation in Indonesia Philanthropy Festival (IPFest) 2016

PT Freeport Indonesia participated in Indonesia Philanthropy Festival (IPFest) 2016 from Thursday, 6 October through Sunday, 9 October at Jakarta Convention Center (JCC), Senayan. During the philanthropy festival, PT Freeport Indonesia promoted various ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs in areas such as education, health, economy and cultural development that have been the company’s focus out of the numerous CSR areas the Company has engaged in.

Indonesia Philanthropy Festival was held to introduce the diverse philanthropic organizations present in Indonesia and their programs to the general public. It was also aimed at encouraging the participation and contribution of philanthropic organizations in achieving the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Indonesia. The conference and exhibition organized on an international scale carried the theme of “Fostering Partnership for SDGs“.

Republic of Indonesia Minister of Social Affairs Ibu Khofifah Indar Parawansa had occasion to visit the activity and tour the stands set up inside JCC’s Cendrawasih Building. The minister also stopped at the Freeport Indonesia stand and chatted with Kamoro carvers and dancers. The minister’s expression clearly demonstrated her enthusiasm and pleasure in meeting members of the Kamoro tribe from Papua. On this occasion, Freeport EVP for Sustainable Development, Sonny Prasetyo, EVP, presented the minister with an etae, a traditional handcrafted Kamoro bag.

During this exhibition, PTFI also assisted Amungme and Kamoro Community Development Organization LPMAK to introduce LPMAK programs supported through the partnership fund from Freeport Indonesia. In the area of education, LPMAK presented its scholarship program, by inviting three students native to the Timika area and hailing from the Mee and Amungme tribes, who were studying at a flight academy in Jakarta under LPMAK scholarships.

On this occasion, PTFI Community Health Development and Community Relations/Social Affairs Manager Ketty Yarangga also gave presentations and spoke on the health programs carried out by PT Freeport Indonesia’s PHMC for communities around the company’s mining area, to visitors to the PTFI stand.

In addition to PT Freeport Indonesia, IPFest 2016 was attended by national and global philanthropic organizations as well as international philanthropic delegations from China, Colombia, the USA, the Philippines and Singapore. It was hoped IPFest 2016 would become a strategic forum for philanthropic organizations and non-profit organizations in Indonesia to share experiences, boost capacities, expand networks, and forge partnerships with national and global philanthropic organizations.

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