UGM DERU (Disaster Response Unit) for some time contributed support for communities affected by disasters. This time, they contributed in the form of Training of Trainer (TOT) healing and the temporary-fixed residential development (Huntrap) to the students of IKIP Muhammadiyah Maumere and Kupang State Polytechnic as a basic knowledge to accommodate the community affected by the disasters in NTT. The goal of this TOT aims to prepare students around disaster areas to be quick-response. Rapsigama of UGM Faculty of Psychology that will grant the TOT traumatic healing. On the other side, Dr. Azhar Saputra from the Faculty of Engineering will give material about the temporary-fixed residential development.
"Even though we can't assist them directly because of the pandemic, it doesn't reduce our enthusiasm to contribute support for the people affected by the Cyclone Seroja in NTT," said Prof. Ir. Irfan Dwidya Prijambada as UGM Director of Community Service on Thursday (29/4).
On Wednesday (28/4), UGM first and foremost gave the TOT to the IKIP Muhammadiyah Maumere to help people affected by the disaster near their campus in Waiburak Village, Adonara Timur. Then, it was preceded by the TOT counseling for Kupang State Polytechnic on the next day to help people surround Pulau Sabu.
Irfan also explained that besides TOT, he also contributed to building temporary-fixed residential development for each unit in Waiburak and Pulau Sabu.
"Hopefully, we can further improve this TOT effort either online or offline with the collaboration from universities in NTT," he said.
Photo: DERU Team