The Kalimantan Institute of Technology (ITK) also intends to implement students’ community services activities. The students who will carry the community service activities at the end of this study period are adopted from the UGM SCS-CEL activities. As the Head of the ITK Mechanical Engineering Study Program during a visit to the YO-228 UGM SCS-CEL activity in Sayur Naga Asri Village, Kadipaten Kidul, Kraton, Yogyakarta conveyed this statement on Tuesday (24/11).
In the middle of his visit, Andi Ismail said the Kalimantan Institute of Technology planned to carry out students’ community service activities. He maintained that community service activities in which UGM has conducted could be used as a reference in their implementation. “I think UGM SCS-CEL is the best example we can learn,” said Andi.
In his visit, Diniar Mungil Kurniawati, ST., MT. as the ITK Mechanical Engineering Study Program MBKM Team and Illa Rizianiza, ST., MT as a lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and Quality Assurance for ITK also accompanied Andi. In the visit, also there were Atik Priadi as the Head of the Dragon Asri Vegetable Village, UGM SCS-CEL Field Supervisor, Dr. Rachmat A. Sriwijaya, S.T., M.T., D.Eng., IPM., ASEAN.Eng., and the rest are nine UGM students.
Rachmat A. Sriwijaya stated that the comparative study activity attended by ITK representatives could be perceived as a means of sharing experiences and innovations regarding implementing student community service, especially during the pandemic period. “UGM as an institution that maintains the value of Tri Dharma of Higher Education can be an inspiration and catalyst in community service and development, especially in accomplishing SDGs in Indonesia,” he said.
Rachmat Sriwijaya also mentioned that the SCS-CEL did not lessen the quality of the activity program theme. Each SCS-CEL Team developed an innovation program theme to actualize community resilience in terms of health and economy.
In this SCS-CEL activity in Sayur Naga Asri Village, he stated that SCS students conducted a program to develop vegetable villages into agro-tourism destinations in urban areas. “It’s almost similar to Malioboro tourism, but what we develop here is more focus in the agricultural sector, especially vegetables,” he said.
Author: Gusti Grehenson
Translator: Natasa A