Biak (Antaranews Papua) – A total of 30 students from the University of Gajah Mada (UGM) Yogyakarta conducted a real work class (KKN) and a 40-day community service program in Biak Numfor District, Papua.
The Acting Regent of Biak, Herry Ario Naap after receiving UGM students at Biak on Monday, said KKN was part of the University’s Tri Dharma program that students must do.
“I hope that 30 UGM students who do KKN must be able to understand the culture of the local community, so this is important so that it can support the success of students,” he said.
Herry Naap hopes that the UGM student KKN can map all the problems that exist at the location and can provide solutions to all problems faced by the community in accordance with the fields of knowledge obtained during their studies.
The UGM Community Service Program, according to Herry Naap, is one of the structured KKN programs and one location will receive KKN students each year.
The UGM Community Service Program, he added, has had a standard “grand design” to be developed in each region. That way, despite changing students every year, the development program continues to succeed and have an impact on society.
“Students as potential leaders must understand all the potentials and problems that exist in the community, I hope that while doing KKN in Biak Numfor it can provide a real contribution to the district government, local communities where KKN is,” he said
KKN UGM student representative, Muhammad Ibnu Adhi Cahaya acknowledged the implementation of Community Service Program to implement a service program in the Biak Numfor Regency community.
“Students participating in KKN will help the government in developing MSMEs, tourism, fisheries, infrastructure, community services,” he said.
Three locations of KKN 30 UGM Yogyakarta students, including Binyeri and Samber villages, Yendidori district and Padaido / Aimando villages.
Binyeri Village, located about 23 kilometers west of Biak City. The village which has a population of 426 people with 98 families is a fishing village that supplies the most fish to the Biak Market.
(Source: https://papua.antaranews.com/berita/468229/30-mahasiswa-ugm-yogyakarta-kkn-di-biak; translator: Harun Ardiansyah)