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Garuda to present pilot academy scholarship to five Papuan youth in 2020

News Desk

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, September 14, 2019  /  04:02 pm
Garuda to present pilot academy scholarship to five Papuan youth in 2020

The cockpit interior of a modern business jet (Shutterstock/Aerodim)

National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia held a meeting forum attended by directors of the company as well as air and ground crew on Tuesday.

According to a statement, the president director of Garuda, Ari Askhara, said the company always encouraged the growth of its staff, regardless of race and background.

“Garuda is ready to vouch for a wide-open opportunity for all youth of the nation, as diversity is a strength that leads to success,” said Ari.

He went on to say that the opportunity was also open to Papuan youth, especially those who wanted to pursue career with the Garuda Indonesia group.

“The company ensures that recruitment and career development are based on each individual’s achievements and strength,” Ari was quoted as saying.

Furthermore, Garuda plans to grant a pilot academy scholarship to five selected Papuan youth, and increase the number of Papuan flight attendants every year.

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During the meeting forum, Garuda employees also shared their success stories within the group, and those of Papuan origin were encouraged to give feedback to the company and its management.

Garuda Indonesia group, which employs 24 pilots, 18 cabin crew and more ground staff of Papuan origin, ended the forum with a pledge that expressed love for Indonesia and solidarity for Papua. (mut)