23 May 2014 , 16:06 WIB | Read : 814 | By : Atep Yulianto Irawan

It is not a secret anymore that most people in the corner region of this country get less education. It is normal that many original people could not continue their education to the further levels. But the central government in last decade keeps trying to make free educational cost. Unfortunately, the concept does not run in many regions for the limited educational infrastructures. To join the improvement of education quality and to give chance to the people to get the good education, one national plantation company, Bumitama Gunajaya Agro Group (BGA Group) commits to the education improvements.

BGA Group has built kindergarten, primary, elementary and vocational schools. The education facilities were built and opened for the public around the plantation. Referring to the company’s data, by March 2014, BGA Group has built 29 schools within 3.649 students spreading in East and West Kalimantan. BGA Group specifically recruits teachers from many regions. To keep them comfort in order to give maximal educations, the teachers are taken as employees and get the facilities as the employees of plantation, such as, housing, health facilities and others.

There are 211 teachers teaching in the schools. What BGA Group has contributed to imporve the education is appreciated by the Regional Government. For example, in 2010 and 2011the company got appreciation from the Government of East Kotawaringin, Central Kalimantan. In 2013, BGA Group also got honor in education from Education Agency of Kotim District for having environmental perception from kindergarten, elementary, and vocational schools. “We know that the educateion is the important starting modal to develop the welfare in the future,” CSR Committee of BGA Group, Basuki Suseno mentioned.

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