The Universitas Gadjah Mada Women’s Association (DWP) organized a social service event on Tuesday, October 17, in Kocoran Hamlet, Sleman Regency.
This activity is a collaboration between the association and the UGM 74th Anniversary Committee, UGM Academic Hospital, Gadjah Mada Medical Center, and the UGM Faculty of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health.
This activity reflects the university’s social concern and responsibility, which it aims to accommodate through social service. It also seeks to enhance synergy and a sense of togetherness between Universitas Gadjah Mada and the local community living near the campus.
The selection of Kocoran Hamlet as the event location is due to its proximity and direct adjacency to the campus and the significant number of elderly residents in the area.
The activities within this event include healthcare services for older people, toddler check-ups, and nutrition consultations.
It also provides information about the need to monitor toddler development at integrated healthcare posts. The event concludes with nutritional package distribution for older adults and toddlers. A total of 150 elderly participants and 53 toddlers attended this event.
Dr. Indun Dewi Puspita, the event coordinator, was joyful that the event progressed smoothly despite the hot weather. The residents’ enthusiastic participation made the preparations worthwhile and truly beneficial to the community.
DWP UGM had never before held social service activities with the local community because their previous activities had a broader scope.
Engaging with the local community fosters a sense of closeness and provides opportunities for interaction and relationship-building with nearby residents.
“We hope similar activities can be conducted in other hamlets since UGM is vast and borders several hamlets,” she said.
“Additionally, we hope to coordinate with residents to understand their needs and desires. We aim to accommodate their needs or desires through future community service or similar social service activities at different times.”