YOGYAKARTA - Solidarity of the Wives of Members of United Indonesia Cabinet (SIKIB) and Institute for Research and Community Service (LPPM) UGM launched additional provision program of smart houses and motorcycles at Yogyakarta consisting of 7 smart houses and 8 smart motorcycles. It was marked by the launch of smart house and motorcycle website for Yogyakarta region which took place in LPPM Conference room, Sunday (9/10).
The 2nd SIKIB Chairman, Mrs. Djoko Suyanto, in a speech read by Mrs. Dani Hendarman Supanji said that smart house and motorcycle program is an implementation of smart Indonesia program endorsed by SIKIB. This program has been growing rapidly and spread in almost all regions in Indonesia. Up to now there are 253 smart houses, 145 smart cars, 402 smart motorcycles, and 3 smart ships. "This number will continue to grow in the future with a target of 500 units of smart houses up to 2014," she said.
She added that SIKIB welcomed the launch of the website organized by LPPM. The website, according to Mrs. Djoko Suyanto, would attracts the managers more to enhance networking and improve capacity building in Information Technology. "We hope that it will also improve the welfare and economic activities in the vicinity of smart motorcycles and houses," she said.
Head of Industrial Research Development and Service of LPPM, Dr. Yusril Yusuf, said that the target of the pilot project is and urban communities who need to get facilitation to improve the knowledge, skills and mental personality development in an effort to align with social development. According to Yusril, the existence of smart house can be an empowerment center for local community, ranging from children, adolescents, elderly men and housewives. "It can create creative, innovative community and has local wisdom-based entrepreneurship spirit," he said.
Previously, LPPM UGM held a web hosting training and mentoring to managers of smart houses and motorcycles. According to Yusril, this training was useful for the managers to introduce the activities to the public. One of the constraints faced by the managers is the limited knowledge about Information Technology. "Approximately, 14 managers of smart houses and motorcycles in Bantul and Kulon Progo already received assistance," he said.
One manager from Bantul, Saiful Hadi, to reporters said that he has already initiated public reading through mobile library for four years. This was done on his own initiative. Riding an old motorcycle, every Saturday and Sunday, Saiful goes around to eight locations in Bantul. Saiful said he was happy with his activities. Many people even give books to him. The collection of books for his library has reached 15 thousand copies. "My happiest moment is when I arrive at the location, the kids come to read or borrow books," he said.
The father of two children does not only come every school holiday. When disasters occur, such as earthquakes and the eruption of Mt. Merapi some time ago, he did not hesitate to go around to different camps. In fact, Saiful was willing not to come home for three days to entertain IDPs by lending them his books.