Lasiyem,70, hurriedly got out of the village hall of Terong village in Dlingo, Bantul regency on Wednesday (8/11). Her face looked cheerful, her hand carrying a big bundle containing groceries. Lasiyem expressed her happiness following the distribution of free groceries in her village.”I’m happy, hopefully there will be more,” she said.
According to Lasiyem, this type of events is rare to happen. So when she was invited to go to the village hall, she excitedly came over along with other women.
Another happy person was Sony Dwi Kuncoro, 12, elementary school student of SD Sendangsari who said that he was happy to be among 45 students from elementary and secondary schools that get scholarships amounting Rp250 thousand.
Sony who sat on the floor along with his fellow students, Aprilianto and Rendi, were waiting for their turns to be called by the committee that would hand them an envelope containing the cash. Sony said he had never received a scholarship before. That was why he came early to the village hall in his boyscout’s outfit while his parents were working in the farm.
The distribution of 250 packages of groceries and scholarships are a form of social project that is conducted by the Women’s Association of UGM. According to Chairperson of the Association, Nur Indrianti Panut Mulyono, this was part of the 68th anniversary events of UGM.
“One of the anniversary events is doing social project that we carry out today,” said the wife of Rector of UGM,
According to Nur Indrianti, this was done each year in turns in five regencies and municipality of Yogyakarta. She said there were also free health checks and treatment that was done by the medical team from UGM and GMC hospitals, supported by Faculty of Medicine UGM and LPPM. “We send seven doctors, four nurses, and three pharmacists,” she added.
Village chief of Terong, Welasiman, said the social project by the Women’s Association UGM was expected to reduce the economic burden of the local people. “Not everyone here had the chance of having the aid, but we were grateful and appreciate the assistance given to us,” he said.