Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta is commited to its healthy campus program through the “senyaman taman” program. This program attracted many universities to visit the Muhammadiyah Tobacco Control Center of UMY (MTCC UMY), including University of Technology Sydney. The delegation from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Australia discussed the “senyaman taman” program with MTCC UMY on Monday (9/12) in the AR Fachrudin Building, UMY Central Campus.
The Rector of UMY, Dr. Gunawan Budiyanto, M.P stated that the “senyaman taman” program of UMY includes several activities to make their campus a healthy and clean place. “the UMY campus strives to be a healthy and clean environment, which is why we initiated the “senyaman taman” campus program. UTS Australia is here to discuss and suggest several ideas for the MTCC UMY program,” he stated.
Alexandra Anastasia Janes, a lecturer of UTS Australia stated that she was interested in discussing the program with MTCC UMY. “I am excited to be in Yogyakrta to discuss about the senyaman taman program. We hope to discuss about the achievements of the program, and the students of UTS Australia who participated in this dicussion can hopefully contribute in campaigning this program for the people and the campus,” She stated.
During her presentation of the “senyaman taman” program, Dianita Sugiyo, S.Kep., Ns., MHID stated that the program penned to make the academic personnel of UMY to practice healthy living in the campus. “There are several activities in the program, including the cigarette-free campus campaign, the green and healthy campaign, the accessible campus campaign, safe campus campaign, and the comfortable and orderly campus campaign. These activities show the indicator for the program, namely to make the campus a smoking free zone, making the campus more environmentally friendly through the 3R (reduce, reuse, recycle) program, making the campus more friendly to physical, mental, and spiritual health, and others,” she stated.
Dianita also explained the anti-smoking campaign carried out by MTCC UMY through media publications, socialization and roadside movements to carry out anti-smoking campaigns. “The creation of the anti-smoking campaign is based on local regulations, Rector’s Decree, and Fatwa from Muhammadiyah regarding the ban on cigarettes. We perform several activities such as advocacy, outreach and also inviting the social media community on campus to carry out campus anti-smoking movements. The purpose of the campaign is to create a smoking-free lifestyle,” she concluded. (Sofia)