The Implementation of Community Empowerment Learning (KKN-PPM) involved 90 students from various study programs.
The implementation of this year’s KKN is expected to help support the development and continue the implementation of the strategic programs of the Bangka Regent. In addition to carrying out activities that are able to encourage independence and prosperity in a sustainable manner.
KKN-PPM UGM is one of the places to hold students together with the community, as a form of community service and empowerment in accordance with the context of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education.
Universitas Gadjah Mada, UI, IPB, UNS, Unsri, STTP are a number of universities that have agreed on cooperation in the fields of research, training and community service in the form of an MoU.
In the past few years the Regional Government of Bangka has collaborated with local universities such as UBB, STKIP Muhammadiyah, Pertiba, Stikes and other universities.
KKN-PPM UGM is a form of synergy between the Regional Government of Bangka and various elements of development, from the community / community organizations / community leaders, Government, Private and Higher Education with the quadruple helix concept, namely government, businessmen, community and universities with good cooperation research, training and community service.
In his remarks, Bangka Regent Tarmizi Saat said, the KKN-PPM UGM implementation this time was different because the Bangka Regency Government wanted the UGM KKN PPM work program to be harmonized with the regional vision, mission and programs.
For the smooth implementation of KKN – PPM UGM in 2018, the Regent expects all OPD heads and Sub-District Heads in Bangka Regency to actively participate in helping and providing a sense of comfort and security to all students participating in the KKN – PPM UMG.
In particular, the District Head of Mendo Barat, Merawang and Sungailiat were asked to monitor and facilitate the implementation of Community Service.
“I hope this implementation of KKN – PPM UGM in 2018 can provide good and sustainable benefits for the village and urban village communities,” said Tarmizi.
It is hoped that the implementation of this KKN can run optimally, be useful and memorable for the community and students, both through coordination and consultation with the surrounding community as well as village and local village government officials.
While Representative of the Directorate of Community Service KKN – PPM UGM Fiscal Year 2018 Ir Adriana, MP explained, since 1951 UGM has sent students outside Java to conduct Community Service Programs. Then the change from KKN to KKN PPM UGM is a change from development to empowerment.
“KKN PPM activities are packaged to deal with serious problems that occur in the community that are thematic through a multi-disciplinary approach consisting of 4 clusters in collaboration with the community,” Adriana said.
The organization of this Community Service Program starts June 23 to August 10, 2018 with locations and themes that are tailored to the potentials of each KKN location. Among other things, Community Empowerment in welcoming KEK will be placed in the Jelitik Village. In Kemuja Village through the theme of Community Empowerment through Plantation Crop Cultivation, Horticulture and Home Industry. While the improvement of community welfare through optimizing the results of rice fields and consumption of mushroom cultivation was placed in the Village of Kimak, Merawang District. (rail / trh)
(Source: http://babelpos.co/2018/06/90-mahasiswa-ugm-berdayakan-masyarakat-bangka/; translator: Harun Ardiansyah)