Students support activities in reading spaces around campus

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Teaching ACTIVITIES at TBM Pintar Cahaya Jojoran I. (Photo: By courtesy )
Teaching ACTIVITIES at TBM Pintar Cahaya Jojoran I. (Photo: By courtesy )

UNAIR NEWS – Some students of Faculty of Vocational Studies Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) in Library three-year vocational program (D3) Student Association (Hima) empower community reading space (TBM) around campus. The activity has been carried out since 2016.

Head of the association for the 2020 period, Muhammad Rifqy Firmansyah, said that until now there were two TBMs which have been maintained, TBM Pintar Cahaya in Jojoran I and TBM Kalidami which has just been established. The location of both TBM are not far from Campus B UNAIR.

What is special, TBM Pintar Cahaya was built on the ideas of Hima D3 Library with the help of local residents. “This activity has been going on for a long time. Previously, there was only one TBM, then at the end of 2019, together with residents, we built TBM Kalidami which is then managed by the government, ” he said in the interview on Monday, January 13, 2020.

Every week, students regularly visit TBM. Many of them admitted that they started to love what they do.

Rifqy explained, the activities are focused on improving children’s interest in reading and literacy by teaching and introducing many new things. He continued, the activity was scheduled every Monday and Wednesday at TBM Kalidami, while Tuesday and Thursday at TBM Pintar Cahaya.

Students often hold interesting development activities such as creating, holding discussions, and telling stories. “We also often encourage children to be creative, such as by making batik and crafts. Furthermore, we plan to revive going to museum activity which was done several years ago, “he said.

Until now the community service activities are actively carried out. Volunteers who previously only came from members of the Library D3 Hima, now have aroused more students to participate.

In addition, even support and attention continues to flow from various circles. Starting from local residents, students, lecturers, literacy activist organizations to the government. “We are very grateful that this activity received very much attention. Often students from other study programs also took part in teaching and many local residents also contributed books to TBM. I hope that our activities can inspire other student organizations, “he concluded. (*)

Author: Erika Eight Novanty

Editor   : Feri Fenoria Rifa’i

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