The Provincial Government of East Java Promotes One Resilient Village, One Student, to Improve Participation in Fighting Covid-19

3 Aug, 2020

The Provincial Government of East Java is currently promoting the One Resilient Village, One Student program.

The program initiated by the Provincial Government of East Java along with East Java Forkopimda, V Brawijaya Regional Military Commander and East Java Regional Police Headquarters is a follow-up to the direction of the Coordinating Minister for Human and Cultural Development (Menko PMK) Muhadjir Effendy when visiting the Grahadi State Building Surabaya, Sunday (05/07/2020).

This program is also a form of pentahelix collaboration with state and private universities as an effort to reduce the number of Covid-19 cases in East Java.

"The concept is One Resilient Village, One Student. Yet, actually it could be a Resilient Village with more than One Student," said Vice Governor of East Java, Emil Elestianto Dardak after holding a meeting with the University of Surabaya (Ubaya) Office of the Rector at the Ubaya Library building Surabaya, Friday (10/107/2020).

To start this program, Emil cooperated with the Ubaya in order to explore various participatory innovations from universities.

In the near future, the East Java Provincial Government will synergize 50 Ubaya medical students who have already conducted Community Service Programs in their respective neighborhoods to better integrate the programs that are already running on the Ubaya Campus itself.

Furthermore, he explained, this program aims to increase student participation in suppressing the spread of Corona Virus or Covid-19 in East Java.

This is based on the fact that personnel or security forces in the area cannot reach the entire Resilience Village or RW area.

Even so, Emil asserted, it would not start with a massive launch.

The step taken is more to integrate the sharpening of programs that have been running in various universities.

"We designed it as simple as possible. The important thing is empathy and care. Hopefully, there are scientific elements that can be linear," he concluded.

(Sofyan Arif Candra)