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Brawijaya University's Humanitarian Aid Already Distributed to Syria

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Submit by denok on July 13, 2018 | Comment(s) : 0 | View : 1106

beauty tools and sewing machine aids for vocational schools at Syrian refugee camp
beauty tools and sewing machine aids for vocational schools at Syrian refugee camp
Indonesian Ambassador to Kingdom of Jordan, Andi Rachmianto, handed over humanitarian aid from Brawijaya University to UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugee). The aids are allocated for Syrian refugees who live in camps. In the form of beauty equipment and sewing machine, the aids will be used as teaching materials at beauty schools in the camp area.

Expert Staff of Vice Rector IV on Planning and Partnership Affairs Maulina Pia Wulandari, PhD delivered that the aid is a realization of the university's awareness towards humanity and global peace issues in Syria. "Aids to be delivered to camp for Syrian refugee are focused on assisting communities empowerment especially those who are in humanitarian problems," said the Communication Science lecturer. She added, Brawijaya University's humanitarian aids are planned to be annual events. "Rector along with Vice Rector IV plan humanitarian programs for the next four years," said Pia.

The form of Brawijaya University assistance, delivered by Pia depends on what is needed. She delivered there is funding allocation to meet the needs of refugees such as school uniform, training program and scholarships.

Interviewed in his office, Vice Rector IV on Planning and Partnership Affairs Dr. Ir. Muhammad Sasmito Djati, MS mentioned Munir Award scholarship awarded to Palestinian youths. Naming Munir according to him was inspired by alumni of Faculty of Law Brawijaya University, Munir, who is a human rights activist.

UB's aid hand over for Syrian refugees via UNHCR
UB's aid hand over for Syrian refugees via UNHCR
Munir Award first stage was awarded to Palestinian youths who choose to live there to fight for their rights in education. The scholarship awardees are mandatory to fulfill the requirements to have a profession as Palestinian government employee. "Because government employees are mandatory to return to their home countries," said the biology lecturer.

Sasmito added, they are educated in Indonesia, especially in Brawijaya University at the entire faculties. Hopefully, by studying in Indonesia they can know how to live in high diversity and remained to be peaceful. Among of them, the Vice Rector mentioned religion and madzhab diversity. "This message is necessary to be delivered besides they learn science and technology," he said. In addition, they also learnt Indonesian language and culture.

The first stage of scholarship award was selected six awardees out of dozens of appplicants. "The selection definitely depends on the available budget," said Sasmito. Of his judgement, he is optimistic that Palestinian students who have high fighting power will capable of accomplishing their studies well. The six are distributed at master's and doctoral program, such as Faculty of Computer Science, Faculty of Economics and Business, Faculty of Administrative Science.

MUnir Award is a full scholarship consisted of tuition fee, living cost and family allowance. Alumni of the scholarship award are expected capable of returning to their home countries upon science and technology mastering as well as carrying on the peace mission through plural education applied in Indonesia.

Brawijaya University's humanitarian aids are planned to be enlarged to other countries who are in humanitarian crisis like Mongolia and Rohingya in Myanmar. Research produced by its academic communities, delivered by Sasmito, also will be included in the assistance such as essential oil, cosmetics and vaccine. [Denok/Humas UB/trans. Denok]

 

 

 

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