Generasi Bakti Negeri Promotes Sebatik Community Service to UMY’s Students

Generasi Bakti Negeri (GBN), a student community of Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY) whose main program is to perform a community service in Sebatik Island, North Kalimantan, promoted their program to UMY’s students on Sunday (7/5) during Sunday Morning at UMY.

The community performed dayak dance, displayed activity documentation during the community service in Sebatik, and presented other performances in an exhibition of Generasi Bakti Negeri Saudara Sebatik #3.

A GBN representative Sarah Aghniya told, “Besides, promoting Sebatik culture, we raised aids such as used shoes, books, used clothes, and money which will be given to Sebatik people.”

She also informed that 41 students will depart to Sebatik to do a community service in July. “They are students of Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Law, Language Education, Economics and Business, and Engineering,” mentioned Sarah, who is an International Relations student.

Additionally, Sarah told that the community service will focus on eradication of literacy for adult and the elderly. “Many of the elderly cannot read. We would like to continue a previous program to eradicate the literacy. We also will carry on water filtration by making a water filtration tool with a number of materials which we bring from here and natural ingredients from Sebatik,” she said.

Sarah added that the two-month community service will also concern with other issues. The team will conduct programs of Al-Qur’an teaching, English and Arabic Club for children, corpse management training, cloth screen printing and corel draw workshop, and others.


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