Universitas Muhammadiyah Buton (UM Buton) released the students to conduct the community service of Muhammadiyah-’Aisyiyah (KKN MAs) in the Rectorate Building on Saturday (07/08).
The students released to Lombok Island were previously provided with a briefing and located in Korea Building on the local campus. By the theme “Strengthening Tourism Potency and Creative Economy in Lombok Barat and Lombok Utara Regency”, the students would bring three kinds of program, including the main program as program planned with the community, supporting program as a program to help the community and Muhammadiyah program as the Islamic and Muhammadiyah values implementation.
The Rector of UM Buton, Dr Wa Ode Al Zarliani, explained that the community service was followed by 10 students from various UM Buton study programs. “KKN MAs is the second batch followed by students to encourage them to be an intellectual, creative, innovative, and independent individual,” he concluded.
The Rector also expected that the students who followed the agenda could achieve knowledge and experience. “With community service agenda, the students learn directly in real life and can implement in communities with various problems faced,” he said.
KKN MAs is community empowerment conducted by students and their field supervisors from Muhammadiyah-’Aisyiyah Higher Education Institutions (MHEIs) all over Indonesia simultaneously.