UMP Green Earth Mobility with West Java Community
Student Affairs & Alumni Department (Saffad) of Universiti Malaysia Pahang has successfully organized OISCA Sukabumi Green Earth Mobility with the collaboration of Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA) International Japan, OISCA Training Centre (TC) Sukabumi and SDN 5 Karang Tengah, West Java, Indonesia.
This volunteerism programme involves final year students from Faculty Industrial Sciences and Technology (FIST), Faculty of Civil Engineering & Natural Resources, Faculty of Computer Systems & Software Engineering and Faculty of Industrial Management. Accompanied students were the programme advisor, Mr. Abd. Rahman Ahmad from Saffad.
OISCA International is an organization that contributes to humanity's environmentally sustainable development through a holistic approach emphasizing the interconnectedness of agriculture, ecological integrity, and human spirit. It also focusing in organic farming including producing compost fertilizer, seeding, planting as well as conducting research using Japan technology on organic farming.
Programme Director, Alya Hananin Hashim said, this programme focuses on knowledge sharing of green agriculture and the technology used by the Japan to develop the people’s economy. Among the activities done at OISCA TC Sukabumi is organic farming and community development for Children's Forest Program (CFP).
She also added that, besides learning on organic farming, participants of this mobility programme also helped the local community to increase their household income by selling the vegetables at the local market. All the activities done have met the objective and is in line with university’s agenda in supporting the green campus effort.
At the same time, participants also get the chance to organized volunteerism activity involving 60 students from SDN 5 Karang Tengah, West Java. The students were taught on personal hygiene care techniques using anti bacteria cleasing gel, La’Rena, a research product by Dr. Nina Suharty Azmi, from Faculty of Industrial Sciences and Technolgy. At the end of this session, each of the students brought back home La’Rena as a token of appreciation for participating in the activity.