The Indonesia-Papua New Guinea (PNG) Border Security Task Force personnel keep upholding their unity with locals in Papua Province by initiating a street cleaning program in Mosso Village in Muara Tami Sub-district, Jayapura city.
Several members of the task force worked along with the Mosso villagers to remove dirt and debris from the village’s street this week, the task force’s commander, Major Anggun Wuriyanto said here Sunday.
The soldiers who joined the community service belong to the Army Strategic Reserves Command’s (Kostrad’s) Raider 413 Mechanic Infantry Battalion, he said, adding that the residents looked enthusiastic to join the street cleaning program.
“We hope the street cleaning activity will be a routine program to keep Mosso Village clean and healthy,” Wuriyanto said.
He encouraged the village’s youths to be the front-liners of efforts to keep their village clean, healthy, and secure.
ANTARA noted that Indonesian soldiers, stationed in Papua and West Papua, have demonstrated their care for local communities.
Last month, several soldiers from the 11/MA Combat Engineering Detachment (Denzipur) assisted the construction of the Asy-Syifa Islamic boarding school in Sidomulyo Village, Semangga Sub-district, Merauke District, Papua Province.
The army personnel’s community service reflected the Indonesian Military’s (TNI’s) care for improving the quality of education for children in Papua, according to Asy-Syifa Islamic Boarding School Principal K.POH Ach Sholeh.
Sholeh said he was so thankful for the combat engineering detachment’s personnel who had participated in building the Islamic boarding school which was developed from a Quran recitation learning center.
The TNI was expected to keep upholding its unity with local tribal, community, and religious leaders, he added.
In showing their care for the development of human resources in Papua and West Papua, several soldiers, particularly those stationed near the Indonesia-PNG border areas, are also assigned to become voluntary teachers at schools.
Several members of the Indonesia-PNG Border Security Task Force in Merauke District, Papua Province, for instance, have adeptly shouldered this responsibility.
They have extended voluntary assistance to teachers at 12 elementary schools in the sub-districts of Sota, Neukenjerai, Eligobel, and Ulilin in Merauke District since July 2019.
They teach reading, writing, and mathematics to students, Commander of the task force at the Army Strategic Reserves Command’s (Kostrad’s) MR 411/PDW Infantry Battalion Major Rizky Aditya noted in a statement last year.