InfoSAWIT, MEDAN – When many parties focused on palm oil industries, an initiative with full of spirit is on the way. "Sedikit-Sedikit Sawit" was a name of innovative workshop that was running at Pendopo Institut Teknologi Sawit Indonesia (ITSI). Many millennial students were curious about it. The theme was "Pembuatan Sabun Cair dan Padat Berbasis Sawit," It was conducted by the founder of Milenial Sawit Indonesia (MISI), Asmaul Habib Hasibuan.
The workshop was the collaboration among MISI, Himpunan Mahasiswa Islam (HMI) Komisariat Persiapan ITSI with the full support from Himpunan Mahasiswa Jurusan (HMJ) Protan ITSI, HMJ Agribisnis ITSI, HMJ Teknik Kimia ITSI, HMJ Archery Stipap, GEMAS ITSI, and Persatuan Mahasiswa Sawit (Persma) SIGMA ITSI and Asrama Nusantara ITSI. With the same spirit, they successfully did the workshop with the goal – to educate young generations about the chances in palm oil upstream and downstream sectors.
"Sedikit-Sedikit Sawit" successfully delivered 44 young generations’ interests with full of spirit. Asmaul Habib Hasibuan said that they were from many backgrounds, including the students of ITSI and individuals that wanted to dig more about palm oil industrial potential. “What to appreciate is that the workshop ran free of charge. This was the same spirit with collaborative educational spirit,” Hasibuan said, as in the official statement to InfoSAWIT, Tuesday (17/10/2023).
He also mentioned that the participants got the rare chances to know and understand more about how liquid and solid soaps were produced from palm oil materials.
It did not discuss about making soaps only. The participants got deeper understanding about the impacts of palm oil industries for the environment and economy. They were taken to consider what their roles are to maintain the industries sustainable and create innovation from palm oil derivative products.
One significant moment in the workshop was the discussion that Indonesia faces challenges in managing palm oil upstream and downstream sectors. Though Indonesia is the king of palm oil producer in the world, there are issues to be solved to optimize every potential. The participants were reminded that the millennial generations should play important roles to solve every gap. They are the agents of future changes that would deliver positive impacts in these industries.
More than making a soap, "Sedikit-Sedikit Sawit" would be reflection of spirit and innovation that young generations of Indonesia would carry on in sustainable development. “In the enthusiastic situation, the participants also brought their own produced – soaps to be the symbol from their contribution to maintain the future of palm oil industries in Indonesia,” Hasibuan said. (T2)