Papuan Millennials and Mamas [Mothers] in Manokwari Trained to Make Chips of Breadfruit and Bouquets – PT PLN (Persero) Manokwari Customer Service Implementation Unit (UP3) together with the Regional Government held a training for millennials and Papuan mothers, Monday 1 November 2021.

The training held in the Sion Sanggeng Multipurpose Building Hall, was opened by the Deputy Regent of Manokwari, Edi Budoyo. The training was in the form of makin chips of breadfruit and bouquets which lasted for 4 days.

An Acting Head of the Manokwari Industry and Trade Agency, Harjanto Ombesappu, said this training was aimed at giving confidence in increasing the home industry business, so that it would improve the economy of the Papuan people.

According to Harjanto, work skills, especially the ability to try to make processed breadfruit chips and flower bouquets, can increase independence to increase income and can be an example for other communities.

“This training was attended by 30 participants, 20 participants each (Mama-Papua) for training in making processed breadfruit chips and 10 participants (children of former aibon glue users and children dropping out of school) participating in training on making bouquets,” explained Harjanto in a release, on Monday 1 November 2021.

Deputy Regent of Manokwari, Edi Budoyo said, breadfruit chips are one of the most popular snacks by various groups. High market demand is considered good for developing this business opportunity.

Likewise, requests for bouquets made of various kinds of flowers are arranged as a congratulatory sign for decoration or a sign of condolences.

Budoyo hopes that all participants who will take part in the training can take it seriously, so that the knowledge provided by the resource persons can be implemented properly in the business world.

Meanwhile, Manager of PLN UP3 Manokwari, Roberth Rumsaur said the Social and Environmental Responsibility (TJSL) program aims to support the achievement of sustainable development, namely decent work and economic growth.

Such as the breadfruit chip training assistance program for Papuan mamas worth Rp. 100 million, while the bouquets training program for Papuan millennial youth, former users of aibon glue  and school dropouts, worth Rp. 70 million.

In addition to training, PLN also provided business capital assistance and equipment for processing breadfruit which is typical of the Sanggeng area, Manokwari Regency. “We also hope that with the training of bouquets it can also build the independence of the youth, especially the younger brothers of former aibon glue users and dropouts,” he hoped.

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