UGM has deployed 143 students to participate in the Community Service Program (KKN-PPM) for the third period of 2023.
These students will assist the Special Region of Yogyakarta government address poverty and stunting-related issues.
The mobilization took place on Monday, October 16, 2023, at the Directorate of Community Service of UGM. Dr. Arie Sujito, the UGM Vice-Rector for Student Affairs, Community Service, and Alumni, officially dispatched the participating UGM students.
These students will be engaged in community service activities for 50 days, spanning from October 16 to December 4, 2023.
They will be distributed among six units across five districts in Yogyakarta: Mlati District in Sleman Regency; Pengasih District and Sentolo District in Kulon Progo Regency; Gondokusuman District in the city of Yogyakarta; and Depok District in Sleman Regency.
Dr. Arie Sujito hoped the participating students would enthusiastically execute their service. Students are expected to learn to adapt, collaborate with their peers, and gain a deeper understanding of community life through the activities.
“This program is a platform for all of you to learn together, so it is obligatory to maintain solidarity and mutual understanding among peers. You must be resilient,” the vice-rector stated.
In this round of the Community Service Program, 143 students from 12 faculties and 1 Vocational College at UGM are participating. Students from diverse academic backgrounds are encouraged to learn from one another and show mutual respect.
“Coming from various scientific backgrounds, you are expected to learn from each other, respect one another, and exhibit positive attitudes and behaviors,” Dr. Sujito emphasized.
Dr. Rustamaji, MD, the UGM Director of Community Service, added that students are urged to preserve and uphold their alma mater’s reputation, UGM, during their time at the locations. This can be achieved through dedication and high work performance.
“The success of KKN-PPM is a source of pride for the entire UGM family,” he noted.