Committed to Support Literacy: Elnusa Petrofin and Media Held Literacy and Journalism Workshop for Teachers and Students in West Sumatra

Elnusa Petrofin (EPN), a subsidiary of PT Elnusa Tbk (ELSA) participated in the Literacy Workshop and Journalism Training organized by Padang Ekspres Media at the Auditorium of Padang State University, West Sumatra, on Saturday, December 2, 2023.

The event, which carried the theme Strategies for Building Millennial Mentality in the Digital Age (Strategi Membangun Mental Milenial di Era Digital), was attended by more than 1500 participants consisting of kindergarten, elementary, junior high, high school / vocational school teachers from regencies and cities of West Sumatra Province, students, and academics from Padang State University (Universitas Negeri Padang). This workshop not only aims to commemorate Teacher’s Day but also to improve the ability to communicate effectively, especially in journalistic literacy. This workshop was also supported by the West Sumatra Education Office and a number of District and City Education Offices.

Rommi Delfiano, Editor-in-Chief of Padang Ekspres, Dr. Aqua Dipayana, Communication Expert and National Motivator, and Savero Dwipayana, Digital Literacy Practitioner, became speakers who provided in-depth insight into related materials to participants.

As part of the workshop initiative, teachers who attended the event had the opportunity to express their ideas and thoughts through a special column in Padang Ekspres media, in a section called “Laman Guru.” With Laman Guru, it is hoped that teachers will be motivated to write and express their ideas through writing.

Putiarsa Bagus Wibowo, Corporate Communication & Relations Manager of PT Elnusa Petrofin, stated, “Participation in this workshop is a real implementation of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, Petrofin Journalist Academy. We are proud that 2023 is the third year of this event, showing Elnusa Petrofin’s commitment to literacy as well as one of our efforts in improving good relations with the media.”

Hopefully, by attending this workshop, teachers can become more creative in communicating, packaging, and delivering messages effectively. “In this event, the teachers also learned about the importance of literacy to mental development and how to improve literacy among students in schools,” said Padang Ekspres President Director, Mhd Nazir Fahmi.

In line with the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and Environment, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG), Elnusa Petrofin continues to emphasize its commitment to CSR in the fields of literacy and education. In this case, it especially brings positive contributions to the workshop participants and the West Sumatra education community.