Apprentice Talent Show
25 November 2019
More than eighty Nemangkawi Mining Institute students comprised of the apprentice and Papuan Bridge Program participants recently held the Open Mic, a talent show performing singing, traditional dancing, stand-up comedy, painting, and speeches to faculty members, PTFI management and PTFI Community at their campus yard.
The event was carried out as part of the Life Skill Apprentice Program application and NMI team tried to replicate success of the similar event held at Freeport-McMoRan San Carlos Training Institute in Arizona.
"This is part of the life skill program to train students to boost self-confidence to perform in front of the audience, expressing their potential through arts and music. We aim to train them to respect others, value camaraderie and team work for both apprentice and Papuan Bridge Program participants,” Soleman Faluk, Senior Manager-Nemangkawi Mining Institute explained.
Students had only one week to design, prepare and execute the program. Everyone took part in this event: they acted as the committee, the performers, as well as the audience.
Yulius Tepa, a Kamoro native fluent in English, Mandarin, Indonesian and Kamoro language perform his talent in a four-language speech.
Going forward, the event will be a regular event at NMI. Looking at the success of this pilot project, NMI plans to make the future events even bigger by creating a bazaar-like event that will not only present students’ talent but also showcasing students entrepreneurship skills obtained from the program. They also plan to make the event open for Kuala Kencana and Timika community.
“We can benefit many from this kind of activity: not only to train them in leadership, communication skills and creativity enhancement during preparation and execution of the event, but we also try to dig their hidden talents to encourage them develop their potential. Eventually, we hope this will positively impact their study experience at NMI.” Soleman concluded.
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