UNS – Surakarta City Police Station (Polresta) gives an award to the students of Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta from Communication Science Study Program, Faculty of Social Studies (FISIP). The award given to Firmanjaya Rafiandy Cahyadi Usman was based on his concern by sharing 5,000 non-medical masks to Surakarta Public.
When contacted by uns.ac.id, Firman said that the social action he did, was a form of Student’s Community Service Program (KKN) acts for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Handling. The act is one of the efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Surakarta.
“The COVID-19 handling act was conducted since the Mid of March, on 17th to 22nd,” said Firman, Wednesday (13/5/2020).
On the occasion, he explains that his social activity is started with fundraising, which conducted twice, each fundraising was intended for hand sanitizers and non-medical mask sharing.
“The KKN activities were held twice for the freehand sanitizers and masks sharing,” he continues.
During the KKN of COVID-19 Handling activity, Firman does not act alone. He was assisted by two fellow students who collaboratively implement the action on hand sanitizers and masks sharing.
“There are Logi Ardian Yordan from Physical Education, Sports, and Health (PJOK) Study Program and one alumnus of Visual Communication Design (DKV) Study Program,” said Firman.
Firman said that the response from the Surakarta citizen on the KKN of COVID-19 Handling is positive. He is also thankful for the support and positive response he received.
Furthermore, the FISIP student said that the target for the non-medical and hand sanitizer sharing is pedicab drivers, online motorcycle taxi drivers, parking attendants, and those who remain carrying their activity in the midst of Extraordinary Event (KLB) of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Surakarta City.
Firman, who come directly to the Polresta Surakarta to receive the award, claimed that he was grateful for the attention and appreciation were given. The award was given by the Polresta Surakarta through monitoring of Firman’s Social Media activity during the KKN of COVID-19 Handling, on Thursday (30/4/2020).
“Suddenly was contacted to receive an award. But actually, my social media was accidentally monitored and suddenly was contacted to receive the award. Because, honestly, we conduct this activity anonymously. We wished to conduct it on behalf of UNS, which is enough,” he added.
With the award, Firman hopes that there will be more people who will be moved to help the COVID-19 affected community by sharing basic food. He feels that during this ongoing condition basic food aids will be helpful for the community. Humas UNS/Yefta