FEB Lecturers Learn to Understand The Meaning of Earnings from Pedicab Drivers

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Director of Postgraduate MM UNAIR, Dr. Gancar Candra Premananto, SE.,M.Si., with some pedicab drivers in the yeard of MM UNAIR. (Photo: Special)

UNAIR NEWS – There are many things which can be source of knowledge, either the nature or social environment. As beings bestowed with reasoning, humans should be able to gain knowledge from anyone. At least, that was trying to be implanted by lecturers of Management Master (MM) Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR). The lecturers were trying to understand the meaning of earnings from the pedicab drivers who usually make a living around Jalan Dharmawangsa, Campus B UNAIR.

Dr. Gancar Candra Premananto, SE.,M.Si.,  the Director of Postgraduate MM UNAIR said that the event was one of many other charity events for the 23rd anniversary of MM FEB UNAIR. Beside sharing with pedicab drivers, the academician of MM UNAIR in Golden Heart Community also donate food items, furnitures and some money to some children in Kampung Anak Negeri Surabaya.

“It was organized for the upcoming MM FEB, Eid-ul Adha celebration as we’re still on days of tashreeq and the activity of Golden Heart Community. Golden Heart Community consists of lecturers, alumni and students of MM FEB UNAIR,” said Gancar.

In the event held in the office of MM FEB UNAIR, Thursday September 15, 20 pedicab drivers attended. They were invited to have feast, pray and have a discussion on the concept of earnings.

There was a reason for choosing pedicab drivers as the target of the activity, as according to Gancar, this profession is facing uncertain condition, from their earnings to the development of transportation based on technology like online ojek. This condition inspired the event as there was nothing wrong on learning about the meaning of earnings from the point of view of pedicab drivers.

In the discussion session, Gancar asked some questions to the pedicab drivers on the meaning of earnings, their ups and down with the professions and their daily lives. One of them, Majid, said that his earnings do not only take forms of money or customers. For the 70 year old man, the most important thing in life is managing the intentions during work.

“We can’t determine how much we get for the day. Most importantly we have tried to make a living. Before I start working, I perform wudu (partial ablution). I also encouraged my colleagues to do it. Let’s manage our intention as earnings are not only from the costumers,” said Majid.

After sharing session on earnings, there was a sermon on the origin of Eid-ul Adha and its relevance in our present life by Gancar.

Author: Defrina Sukma S.
Editor: Nuri Hermawan

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