– The “2021 Sangsang Festa” will be held online… Various artistic and cultural programs provided
– Community of university students ‘Sangsang Univ.’ has been in operation for 7 years … “Strong supporter” of young Indonesians
Seoul, South Korea, November 16, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Global company KT&G plans to host the ‘2021 Sangsang Festa’, a festival for Indonesian university students on November 19.
‘Sangsang Festa’ is a festival for university students run by ‘KT&G Sangsang Univ.’, A university student community created by KT&G in Indonesia in 2015. This year, given the COVID-19 situation, the festival will take place online through the video streaming service YouTube.
“Sangsang Festa” will take place from 7:00 p.m. November 19 and the video will be available on the YouTube link (https://www.youtube.com/c/RizkyFebianOfficial). At the event, popular singers such as Rizky Febian will perform. Also, a video collage of college students who took Sangsang Univ. courses in various fields such as dance, voice, makeup and barista training and who have been successful in getting a job or starting a business in related fields after graduation will also be presented.
KT&G provides Indonesian university students with opportunities to learn and communicate in various fields such as culture, art, recreation and employment through Sangsang Univ. In particular, by exploiting the free software ‘Sangsang Univ. A classroom program for university students, KT&G helps young Indonesians develop their skills and experiences in various fields.
‘Sangsang Univ. Class’ is held monthly and around 37,000 Indonesian university students are expected to attend Sangsang Univ. Schedule classes this year with the expansion of online classes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The courses cater to the diverse interests of the students, from cultural arts such as dance, song and art, to job-related fields such as foreign languages, video editing and career building.
Jaeyoung Cho, Head of KT&G Global Headquarters, said: “Over the past 7 years, KT&G has been a strong supporter for Indonesian university students to develop through more experiences and exchanges.” He added: “As a global company operating commercial sites in Indonesia, we will continue to live up to our social responsibilities and engage in a wide range of social contribution activities. “
Meanwhile, KT&G is the world’s fifth largest company in terms of cigarette market share and sales volume. Despite fierce competition with global multinational companies, it has successfully entered 110 countries and operates local subsidiaries in United States, Indonesia, Russia, and Turkey. The company also revealed its vision of becoming the 4th largest company in the world by expanding its export territory to more than 200 countries by 2025.
In the case of Indonesia, KT&G entered the market by acquiring a local tobacco manufacturing company, Trisakti, in july 2011 to ensure the technology of making kretek (clove) cigarettes and top quality. Then in February 2013, the company created PT KT&G Indonesia, a company in charge of global distribution and logistics in Indonesia. Since 2016, the company has been a leader in local job creation, providing more than 900 new jobs each year and employing a cumulative total of 4,800 people in Indonesia.
SOURCE KT&G Corporation