UGM received educational assistance from Bank Mandiri. The assistance valued at Rp 970.93 million used for the procurement of 200 units of campus bicycle, 8 units of bike rack as well as for renovation of UGM Center of Entrepreneurship Development (CED) Building.
"Of the total assistance worth Rp970.93 million, Rp400 million is used for the procurement of 200 units of campus bicycle and 8 units of bike rack. While Rp 570.93 million is allocated to renovate the CED building," said Institutional Banking Director of Mandiri Bank, Abdul Rachman, Friday (16/3), at the handover ceremony of the environmental community development assistance as well as the inauguration of CED Building on Jl. Asem Kranji UGM.
Abdul Rahman said the assistance to UGM was to realize the concept of Green Campus. It is also to increase the campus contribution to entrepreneurship development. "The campus bike is expected to help student mobility within the campus. Meanwhile, the new CED building serves as laboratory for students to develop entrepreneurship," he explained.
Furthermore Abdul Rachman said, the educational assistance is an environmental community development program which is manifested as a form of Bank Mandiri’s awareness to the education sector. "The education sector is the focus of our CSR activities. In 2011, we allocated as much as Rp175.5 billion for community development activities whether for the procurement of education facilities and training for entrepreneurship," he said.
UGM Rector, Prof.Ir. Sudjarwadi M.Eng., Ph.D., appreciates the assistance from Bank Mandiri. It is expected to enrich students’ science application orientation.
The Rector added, the cooperation between UGM and Bank Mandiri is expected to strengthen elements to develop the nation.
UGM CED Head of Training, Competition and Business Development, Ibnu Wahid FA, said CED is a place for the development of entrepreneurial students at UGM. In 2012 as many as 104 groups of 300 students who were under the assistance of CED managed to receive grant from the Higher Education Student Entrepreneurship Creativity Program. In addition, the CED has helped a number of students who managed to get business grant from young entrepreneurs standalone program (WMM) from Bank Mandiri, including Agung Nugroho with businesses laundry Simply Fresh Laundry, Andika with culinary business Food Fezt, and Saptuari with Kedai Digital. "Hopefully, this year there would be more entrepreneurial students at UGM," he said