UGM Residence held dormitory community service programme in 2018. The annual programme is a part of life skill activities in UGM Residence. The event is a facility for the students who live in UGM Residence to implement one of the cores of the universities, which is community service. Different from the previous years, this year, the event focused on the community around UGM Residence, particularly Karanggayam, Karangwuni, and Kocoran Villages. The peak of the event was held on Saturday (3/2) at Karanggayam Village Hall.
There were series of events which were held this year. One of them was workshop on waste processing by Dr. Iswanto, M.Kes., and his team from Sukunan tourism village. The community showed a high enthusiasm during the workshop. Aside from listening to the presentation from the speaker, the community also obtained an opportunity to practice how to process organic and inorganic waste, thus it could be more beneficial. After practicing, they obtained a recreation opportunity through a creative competition. The winners of the competition were announced in the next week which is during the peak of the event.
The peak of the event raised Synergizing toward Beautiful Environment as its theme. Aside from exhibiting the result of the creative competition in processing inorganic waste, it also presented the results of other activities. The community showed high enthusiasm during the event. There were many interesting activities during the event, including retaining walls construction, and coloring competition for kindergarten and early childhood education programme.
“Therefore, we have to implement 3R which stands for reduce, reuse, and recycle,” said Ir. FX. Pri Joewo Guntoro, Dipl. HE., M.Si. as the General Manager of UGM Residence.
In addition, UGM Residence is ready to be the bridge between the students who live at UGM residence and the community around it. Before closing his speech, Pri said the students and the community had to synergize in making a beautiful environment.
The Secretary of Caturtunggal Village, Aminudin Aziz, also attended the event. Aminudin gave a positive appreciation and hoped the event can be held continuously in the following years.