JAKARTA-The University of MERCU Buana through the activities of Community devotion in early January 2020 has been doing the flood care activities in one of the target villages, namely Kelurahan Kembangan Utara West Jakarta. This is in line with the College’s obligation in devotion to society as one of the pillars of Tri Dharma College which is mandated by law No. 20 of 2003 on national education system article 20.
Head of Center for community service in Mercu Buana University, Dr. Inge Hutagalung stated that the University of Mercu Buana since 2017 has actively assisted West Jakarta local government in the implementation of various activities for community devotion. The goal is to solve the problems facing the community by utilizing relevant academic skills.
“To use appropriate technology, develop teaching materials or training modules for the enrichment of learning resources, conduct behavioral change in the positive direction, and perform activities that are able to improve the quality of the environment, ” He said in his release to SINDOnews, Tuesday (24/1/2019).
Further, Inge explained about flooding in West Jakarta area need to improve socialization of clean culture among the community. Culture of removing garbage recklessly is one of the causes of flooding in Jakarta environment.
Through clean cultural socialization activities are expected to grow public awareness in the effort to maintain ecosystems and environmental hygiene. “Socialization of the clean culture of the intended environment must start early from the PAUD learning process continues at higher education level, and starting from the family,” he said.
The delivery of flood assistance to North Kembangan village, West Jakarta was directly received by Lurah Kembangan Utara, West Jakarta. In his speech, North Kembangan thanked the academic civitas of Mercu Buana University and hopes that MERCU Buana can help socialize the culture of clean people.
“Can be done through activities devotion to the society that is varied and innovative, in an effort to cultivate clean in the community environment, especially North Kembangan village, West Jakarta, ” explained.