Improving the quality of life of people is another mission that PTTEP has undertaken to deliver long term sustainable growth and benefits for the communities and the host countries where we operate.
Indonesia is one of the countries in which PTTEP has petroleum exploration and production activities. Around half of the population in Indonesia has an average monthly income of 28 US dollars or 900 Thai baht, which can lead to various health problems and illnesses due to poor diets.
In 2014 we started a Free Health Care Service project. A “Free Clinic” for underprivileged local residents to help those without access to public healthcare. The project is run in cooperation with Dompet Dhuafa (DD), a non-profit foundation working on basic public healthcare. The Free Clinic has been set up in Rorotan Village in the North of the city, a slum area. It is a densely populated area, but has the fewest healthcare facilities when compared to other districts in the city.
PTTEP set a five-year target between 2014-2018 to treat a total of 100,000 patients per year. The mission of the Free Clinic is to offer basic examinations and to promote knowledge of healthy living and illness prevention. With its aim to encourage people to take care of their own health, the project trains volunteers to share healthcare knowledge among locals. Moreover, PTTEP staff also serve as healthcare volunteers who go out and visit remote communities. Even though the clinic has a permanent building, the team still dispatches mobile clinics to serve people in other remote areas.
The PTTEP Teenergy project, was initiated in 2014, as a nature conservation camp which is focused on instilling confidence in teenagers, to dare to think, to act and to shape their worlds and their future through engaging in projects for the conservation of natural resources and the environment and become young conservationists. The project is implemented under the 3C strategy (Cultivate – Create – Change) which is aimed to cultivate awareness of natural resources and the environment among the young by providing the opportunity for out-of-classroom learning. It will give them first-hand experience to create informed and conservation-minded youth and encourage them to find their own youth networks to contribute to society. Also, it will be a starting point for young people to help change the community and society for the better.