Petrokimia Gresik Promotes Healthy Environment Through "Setali" Program for Schools

23 August 2023 18:49 / Corcom of PG / 1388x viewed

Petrokimia Gresik, an Agroindustry Solution company and a member of the Pupuk Indonesia Holding, is actively fostering a healthy environment through the "Setali" or Sekolah Cinta Lingkungan (School Love for the Environment) program. This initiative involves collaboration with relevant stakeholders serving as the judging panel, including the Environmental Agency of Gresik Regency, the Education Agency of Gresik Regency, the Ministry of Religion of Gresik Regency, and the Community Group "MAS DARSA" (Community Aware of Waste Management).

Setali is one of the activities under the Community Development Program, specifically the MAS DARSA (Community Aware of Waste Management) initiative initiated by Petrokimia Gresik. The program comprises three events: a competition for healthy schools, a coloring competition with an environmental theme for students, and a talk show titled "Invite the Little Ones to Care for the Environment" targeting Elementary Schools (SD) and Islamic Elementary Schools (MI) in the vicinity of the company.

Dwi Satriyo Annurogo, the President Director of Petrokimia Gresik, expressed on Wednesday (22/8) that Setali is a means of environmental education introduced by Petrokimia Gresik for children and schools. The aim is to create a conducive environment for the growth and development of children.

"Children are the future generation of the nation. Their growth and development must be safeguarded, one of which is by providing a healthy school environment, enabling them to learn and acquire knowledge optimally," stated Dwi Satriyo.

"Setali also serves as an educational platform for children to be environmentally conscious from an early age, ensuring that healthy behavior is instilled wherever they go," he added.

The Setali competition in 2023 was participated in by schools that had previously been assisted by Petrokimia Gresik under the "Petrokimia Gresik Mengajar" (Petrokimia Gresik Teaches) program. The ten participating schools are MI NU Lumpur, MI Poemusgri, MI Futuhatul Ulum, MI Miftahul Ulum, SD Negeri 3 Gresik, SD Negeri 15 Gresik, SD Negeri 4 Gresik, SD Negeri 12 Gresik, SD Negeri 2 Gresik, SD Negeri 44 Gresik, and MI Miftahul Ulum.

MI Miftahul Ulum emerged as the winner of the Setali competition, securing the first position, followed by MI NU Lumpur in second place, and SDN 4 Gresik in third place. The evaluation encompassed various aspects, including handwashing facilities, healthy school canteens, clean and healthy toilets, mosquito larvae eradication, smoke-free areas, maintaining a healthy school environment, proper waste disposal, and the presence of a medicinal plant garden.

"We hope that the participating schools can maintain a healthy environment on their premises, inspiring other schools in Gresik Regency," concluded Dwi Satriyo.