Green Schools in Belitung

28 Nov 2016


As a company that is committed to elevating people’s lives, PT Sahabat Mewah dan Makmur (SMM) values education as a basic foundation to build an ideal community. It also aligns with the Company’s mission to empower the community as equal partners.

ANJ’s Sustainability Director, Sonny Sukada, said that education is the main issue in Belitung, SMM’s concession area. The Community Involvement and Development (CID) Department has created short and long-term educational programs. 

Green School is classified as a flagship program and in Belitung, the Company chose SMP Negeri 1 Dendang. Green School, known as Adiwiyata School, is a program implemented by The Ministry of Environment and Forestry in cooperation with The Ministry of National Education since 2005.

The Green School Program of SMP Negeri 1 Dendang started in early 2016. There are four basic elements of the program: policy creation that takes environmental considerations into account, implementation of environment-based curriculum, development of participatory  environmental activities, and management of environmentally-friendly supporting facilities.

On 8 November 2016, the Environment and Forestry Agency and the Education Agency of East Belitung Regency assessed the Adiwiyata criteria in all schools in East Belitung Regency. SMP Negeri 1 Dendang was rated as meeting the minimum criteria for regency-level Adiwiyata standards. The Company also found it encouraging that a number of schools have visited SMP Negeri 1 Dendang to learn the process of meeting the Adiwiyata standards.


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