Students of Pertamina University Learn Bina Desa to IPB

Bina Desa KM of Bogor Agricultural University (IPB) organized a meeting with Pertamina University Jakarta at the Auditorium Silva Pertamina, Faculty of Forestry of Bogor Agricultural University (FAHUTAN IPB), on Thursday, 10 August 2017.  This meeting coincided with the beginning of Village Development Program to Ciaruteun Ilir Village, District Cibungbulang, Bogor Regency.

Chairman of the Organizing Committee Village Development Program of Bina Desa KM IPB, Muhamad Maruf, said that students should not only 'sit quietly' in the class room, but they also must increase their capacity to benefit others. "As a student, we also have responsibility to society," Maruf said.

Bina Desa KM of BEM KM IPB is the implementation of one of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education, dedication to the community. They have chosen Ciaruteun Ilir village because it is a vast village and the majority of the rural population are farmers. They also have established Rumah Pelangi, it is a reading house for the children of Ciaruteun Ilir Village. Rumah Pelangi was established to enable  children of Ciaruteun Ilir Village having a appropriate place to read books while playing.

Head of Sub Directorate for Interest, Talent and Reasoning of the Directorate of Student Affairs of IPB, Dr. Ujang Suwarna, said that Bina Desa is not necessarily related to agriculture, but also other social field of society. Under such program,  the students are required to teach and provide training. "Under Bina Desa, students are expected to assist villagers to develop the potentialities of natural resources and human resources available. Bina Desa will become the media for agricultural students to show their creativities and innovative talents. Therefore Bina Desa we are undertaking will be transmitted to other universities, "he said.

Representative of Pertamina University, Rangga A. Sudisman, expressed his gratitude to Bina Desa KM IPB, Directorate of Student Affairs of IPB and IPB that welcome the arrival of Pertamina University Team to learn and collaborate on village counseling and guidance. "This is a very good and important opportunity for us. Pertamina University is a new campus, so it is worth to learn to IPB, "he said.

The Bina Desa has ben carried out for two days. Pertamina University's teeam consisted of 130 students and 9 lecturers spent one night  in Ciaruteun Ilir Village. They will communicate directly with village youth forums and villagers to prepare for the activities of 17 August 2017 in Ciaruteun Ilir Village. In addition to the above program, both teams also organized ecobag socialization and fruit tree planting. (Wied)

Published Date : 11-Aug-2017

Subject : Muhamad Maruf

Keyword : Students of Pertamina University Learn Bina Desa to IPB