Breaking Fast Together with Indmira’s Youth Partners

December 29, 2015 - Uncategorized

Indmira, as a research-based company developing technologies in agriculture, environment, and renewable energy, invited her young partners to break fast during this Ramadan together. These partners included Atnic, Agradaya, Korpora Desa, Fun Farm on Merapi (FFM) and  Sekolah Tani Muda. The invitation was extended to the interns from Univeritas Islam Negeri (UIN) Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta, Univeritas Pembangunan Nasional Veteran Yogyakarta, and Institut Teknologi Bandung.

Indmira, represented by her Communication and Public Relation team, held the event on 26 June 2015. The event took place in the village of Sendangrejo, Minggir, Sleman, the home base of Agradaya, one of Indmira’s H2B partners. The main meals for the potluck were supplied by the people of Agradaya. However, the other attendees also brought in many snacks and drinks.

Once the call for Maghrib prayer was sung at around 17:30, we joyfully had our meals while sharing stories with each other. As the hosts, Agradaya opened up the story telling with their experience collaborating with the villagers to produce red rice and emping mlinjo (mlinjo chips). They also described their program to educate the neighborhood children on farming. Azmi Basyarahil from Korpora Desa was next with his stories on his group’s endeavor to increase the quality of local fishery products. Atnic, a group of graduates from Gadjah Mada University’s electrical engineering, followed with their achievement in coming up with a monitoring tool in fishery. Their invention was awarded as one of the best innovations at a major event. Budi Kusriyanto representing Sekolah Tani Muda shared his story of promoting agriculture by inviting children to plant and care for chilli pepper and tomato. He also invited everyone to visit the Mubyarto Institute, where Sekolah Tani Muda is a part of.

The conversation was not limited to sharing stories. There was a discussion brought of by our friends from Atnic. As a socially concerned group, Atnic wanted to know how to run a startup that could balance the sustainability of their operation and social responsibilities. Azmi, the only person in the room with a business and economy background, answer succinctly, “Do not be allergic to word ‘profit’! By striving to earn profits, a company can continue to operate while never forgetting its social responsibilities.”

Before we knew it, two and a half hours had passed and we had to start going back to Indmira’s headquarter where many of us departed together. With this new spirit of togetherness, we hope to continue building our future agriculture. (Le)

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