Erick Thohir Amazed to See PT Freeport’s Taruna School in Timika

05 October 2021

Minister of State-Owned Enterprises, Erick Thohir appreciates PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) for its dedication in helping the government in education. He said this during his visit to the Papuan Taruna Boarding School that managed by Amungme and Kamoro Community Development Foundation (YPMAK) in Timika, Monday (4/10/2021) afternoon. Erick considered this school will be the forerunner to the birth of Papuan children who are accomplished and educated.

“This is the right step that has been taken long ago for the education world and this is PTFI’s concern for Papua and Papua golden generation,” he said. He hopes that with the existence of this school, Papua can do it. “This is a form of Torang Bisa (Papuan can do it),” he said. Besides, Erick also appreciates President Director of PTFI and Director of YPMAK. “Thanks to the cooperation and special attention to Papua, thank you to Mr. Tony Wenas and Vebian Magal,” he said.

Meanwhile, it is known that Amungme and Kamoro Community Development Institution (LPMAK) is a partnership foundation with the support of PT Freeport Indonesia has five boarding schools for Papuan children. This school aims to provide accommodation facilities and learning programs for school-age children from remote areas as well as to prepare a center for recruiting intellectual candidates and community leaders. YPMAK entrusts the dormitory management to competent institutions in their fields. The Papuan Taruna Boarding School is managed by the Mitra Citracendekia Abadi Foundation from Jakarta.

Papua Taruna School, is one of the boarding schools located in Mimika Regency. This school was built by PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) through a partnership fund managed by the YPMAK. This school is located in Kampung Wonosari Jaya - SP IV, has an old building infrastructure that contains eight classrooms and is used for the teaching and learning process of students today, starting from the kindergarten, elementary and junior high school levels. Apart from schools, Taruna Papua also has five buildings dormitories for students to live in while studying. Papuan student also have some other facilities such as a football field, playground, painting house and facilities that can foster students to excel.


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