UNAIR NEWS – Since November 2015, some Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) awardees in Surabaya have had routine activities on Sunday morning. They sell clothes in karang Menjangan market.
Those clothes were donations, some of them were used still worth giving, and some others are new. The money got from the trade was all channelled to social service activity.
“Our activities so far were parts of social service Baktiku Untuk Negeri. The target was poor families in Pasirluyu village, Pinggirsari of Arjasari subdrictrict, Bandung Selatan, West Java,” said Sumriyah, LPDP awardee studying in master program of UNAIR Faculty of Law, during interview on Wednesday.
The woman born in the Island of Salt explained that their movement was of national level. The program was initiated by LPDP awardees batch 27. Some of them are studying at UNAIR.
Not only in Surabaya, but this kind of activities were also held in other cities. But the charitable activities were in various ways. For example, in Bandung they sell calendars.
The heyday of this social service is in Bandung Selatan on February 13 2016. If a week before the day, some clothes are not sold, they will be given to people who need them in Surabaya.
Later, other than channelling the donations from the charitable activities, some other positive are also conducted such as free medical treatments, free health counsels, blood pressure checking, blood sugar checking, cholesterol checking, uric acid and other check up for patients. Medicine is also going to be distributed.
Character building activity is going to be held for kids. In addition, optimism value is spread through motivating videos, handycraft workshop, contest of wits and stationery, textbooks and school uniforms donations. (*)
Author: Rio F. Rachman