Directorate of Human Resources of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) held training for UGM academic staff. The training was held from February 9-10 in Kaliurang and the Agricultural Training, Research and Development Station of Universitas Gadjah Mada (KP4). According to Tri Utami, S.E., chairman of the committee, the training aims to prepare staff who will soon retire to be able to be self-employed after retirement. Another purpose of the training is to explore their potential to create business opportunities so that retirees can enjoy a quality, healthy, and happy life. The training was given for 70 academic staff who will retire between April to December 2010.
In the training the staff were given preparations for retirement, balance of life, physical change, financial management, and agribusiness technical skills. It was held in two sessions. The first session was on February 9 in Kaliurang while the second session on February 10 in the Faculty of Agricultural Technology and KP4 UGM.
JOGJA (KU) – Waste is smelly and disgusting, especially that comes from organic materials. For Mujiono (34), waste can bring plenty of benefits. With hard work, rice and fruit waste from the Humaniora Mandiri Canteen in the Faculty of Cultural Sciences, and the Food Court at the UGM Student Hall is processed into compost.
What he has done can be made a good example. It is a pity, however, organic waste management is done by himself. None other wants to follow suit. Nevertheless, Mujiono does not give up, because for him, managing waste into something useful is a campaign to sustain the environment. "I would actually want to share my experience with others. But I think people are ashamed to do this task,” said Mujiono who is paid a honorarium amounting to Rp300,000 a month from UGM for his work.
Responding to this training, the Head of KP4 UGM, Dr. Ir. Cahyono Agus, M.Agr.Sc., said that this activity is important for staff to be more confident and skillful after retirement. This project will be followed by cooperation with other agencies.