CIREBON: FIGHT Esports collaborates with Forest Interactive Foundation this Eid al-Adha, to distribute cows and food aids to communities near Ash-Sholihah Boarding School, Babakan, Cirebon, West Java.
The community surrounding Ash-Sholihah Boarding School was the target beneficiary in July 2022 as the area makes up a part of the growing esports community in West Java, and has also been connected to FIGHT Esports over the years.
The CSR program was initiated to help boost the community's economic recovery after the pandemic.
“Our commitment to donate qurban and food aids is our effort to ensure that our target beneficiaries got proper meal during Eid al-Adha as well,” said Arya Jamil, Marketing and Operational Manager, FIGHT Esports.
We Are Social reported that Indonesia is the third country with the most gamers in the world. In January 2022, it was recorded that 94.5% of internet users ranging from ages 16 to 64 are playing video games.
West Jawa is one of the Indonesian provinces with the fastest-growing esports initiatives. According to Tri Suhartanto, President of Indonesia Esports Association West Java Regional, there are more than six million gamers in West Java, and 10% of gamers in Indonesia have come from West Java. One factor contributing to the popularity of esports in West Java is the number of regional tournaments held in this province, such as the Governor’s Cup and the West Jawa Regional President’s Cup.
A total of 30 food aid packages and a cow weighing almost 350 kilograms were distributed by volunteers from FIGHT Esports in Indonesia. The food aids were bought from a little shop in Cirebon to support small businesses. This effort is aligned with the Forest Interactive Indonesia’s campaign called #DukungBisnisKecil, and funds were donated from the company and the talents of Forest Interactive and FIGHT Esports Indonesia.
Two years ago, Forest Interactive also celebrated Eid al-Adha with the communities of Ash-Sholihah Boarding School.
“People from all various economic levels warmly welcomed this donation,” said Dian Nafie, Manager of Ash-Sholihah Boarding School.
The enthusiasm was evident from the number of people who gathered to witness the sacrificial animals and the distribution to the community.
Forest Interactive Foundation aims to nurture and develop talents through sustainable initiatives and programs, establishing empowered communities and upholding sustainable environments for our people and the world’s future innovators in tech.
In addition to regularly contributing to people and environmental empowerment, Forest Interactive and Forest Interactive Foundation also design initiatives that focus on youth education pillars committed to improve community welfare.
For more information on future programs and potential collaborations with Forest Interactive Foundation, visit www.forestcares.org.
About Forest Interactive Foundation
Founded in 2021, Forest Interactive Foundation aims to nurture and develop talents through sustainable initiatives and programs, establishing empowered communities and upholding sustainable environments for our own people and the world’s future innovators in tech. As the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arm of Forest Interactive and a UN Global Compact member, we are committed to accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the following areas:
- Future Innovators
With the goal of developing future innovators in a fast-changing world, we shape initiatives that can help students prepare for a future where they can thrive with technology, one of it being the #seKODlah program.
We strive to bring our company’s culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion to the broader community. By harnessing our strengths for social good, we are able to empower marginalized communities in our increasingly connected world.
- Community and Environment
- We are committed to sustainable actions and best practices:
- Demonstrate empathy and sensitivity to the needs of others.
- Aim for responsible material inputs that are renewable, recyclable, or reusable.
- Bridge public and private partnerships in support of SDG 17.
- Be a part of the climate accelerator program by implementing SBTi in line with the 1.5°C pathway.
Prior to its establishment, Forest Interactive Foundation, through Forest Interactive, has empowered more than 3500 students and 2,000 people in the communities through more than 38 initiatives. Visit forestcares.org to learn more.