The Faculty of Agriculture through the Department of Socio-Economic Agriculture, Unhas Agribusiness Study Program is one of the study programs that helps ease the burden on the community by providing food packages assistance to a number of economically weak communities in the campus environment.
On the occasion of the interview (Thursday, 3/4) the Head of the Department of Socio-Agriculture, Dr. Nixia A. Tenriawaru, SP., M.Si. explained that this activity aims to assist the community in meeting their basic needs during the period of social distancing.
“We do this on humanitarian grounds. Our lecturers who live in the Perdos Tamalanrea and Sunu areas see the concerns of the community around the housing complex. Therefore, we are moved to help them together, especially those with irregular incomes, “explained Dr. Nixia.
This social activity was decided in no time. The funds used to fulfill the staple food packages come from donations collected voluntarily from the academic community of the Ministry of Social Economics.
“Our preparation takes approximately four days. We get funds from lecturers and alumni members. We have no problems in carrying out this activity, even though it is quite sudden, but thanks to sincere intentions and solely helping the community everything can run smoothly, “continued Dr. Nixia.
Furthermore, Dr. Nixia advised all people who have economic sufficiency so they can move together to help people in need remembering the approaching month of Ramadan.
“We will continue to make efforts to raise donations until conditions are more secure and stable, and God willing, we will continue to distribute them to people in need,” said Dr. Nixia.
The activity coordinator, Ir. Darwis Ali, MS. added that each package of staple goods distributed consists of 10 kg each, 8 packs of instant noodles, and 1 liter of cooking oil. This package is distributed to drivers of public transportation, parking attendants, road cleaners and garbage collectors who operate around the Perdos Unhas Tamalanrea area and Jalan Sunu.
“We distributed 130 packages of staples. However, we will continue to look for donors in anticipation of a prolonged situation that results in difficulties in fulfilling the people’s needs in the approaching holy month of Ramadan, ”explained Darwis. Ir. Darwis hopes that this simple assistance can alleviate the community since the change in the social situation due to the Covid-19 outbreak.