UNAIR NEWS – Freshmen of Faculty of Public Health (FKM) Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) have successfully organized social projects in five orphanages spread across five different cities. Among them are Tahfidzul Quran Orphanage Siti Winafiah (Surabaya), Suara Hati Orphanage (Sidoarjo), Indonesian Orphanage (Jakarta), the Nairul Umroh Orphanage Orphanage (Bekasi), and Mizan Amanah Orphanage (Bandung).
As the Head of the activity, Rafael Maranatha Gultom revealed that the social project is one of the agendas carried out in a series of events batch. The theme carried in the event was Unite with Art, or it can be interpreted as being united with art.
“The event is an annual program of Student Welfare Department of BEM FKM UNAIR,” he said.
As for the social project, Rafael explained that the activities carried out were the distribution of basic necessities such as cooking oil, sugar, soy sauce, tea, sardines, and biscuits. Besides that, students also provided socialization related to Covid-19, for example, how to prevent Covid-19, what actions should be taken if exposed to Covid-19, and how to maintain health during a pandemic.
“Of course, we still pay attention to implementing health protocols when carrying out the social project,” added the student from Pontianak.
Apart from carrying out social projects for the five orphanages, as many as 395 other students also carried out charity independent by distributing hand soap and masks to people in need. The two activities were carried out simultaneously on Saturday, November 21.
“Because not all FKM new students take part in the social projects of the five orphanages and live in those five cities, other students do charity independently,” explained Rafael.
In closing, Rafael hopes that with this activity, students can foster a sense of humanity. One of the ways is by sharing with people in need. He also hopes that the community can be more vigilant in carrying out activities during pandemics through the assistance provided.
“This activity social project is a form of our dedication as students to communities throughout Indonesia,” he concluded. (*)
Author: Dita Aulia Rahma
Editor: Khefti Al Mawalia