|Team for Regional Studies Center, Population and Disaster Management (Puska-PB) UMM were training flood victims in Bareng villages.|
CONCERNED with the condition of Bareng Village, Malang, East Java, which often flooded. Study Center for Regional, Population and Disaster Management (Puska-PB) (UMM) held training for enhancing the local economy affected by the disaster, precisely in RW VII and VIII.
This training, according to economics experts of Puska-PB UMM, Eka Kadharpa Utama Dewayani, was intended to provide guidance, provision, and science to entrepreneurship in order to improve the economy of the local community. The selected location which was flooded, and they often have to idle when the flood came.
"Most of them are not unemployed but seasonal workers, and even odd. So we want to give entrepreneurs provision for them." said Puska-PB economics expert UMM, Kadharpa Utama Eka Dewayani.
Training was given in the form of self-employment in convection, food and beverage, and the cultivation of mushrooms. "These three areas were selected after being approved by the previous residents. In the training presented these three areas, which will be shared with the UMM will guide the community," she added.
Furthermore, the concept of training was done deper. It began with the material studied by academics in terms of marketing management, operations, accounting bookkeeping, online marketing, and business feasibility study.
"We do not only want to provide training of production. We agreed to accompany starting from production to marketing, so that later this economic activity can actually increase people's income," she continued.
Furthermore, UMM will also hold business visit or visit to some production areas. This is in order to increase the production and quality of the goods auxiliaries. "We will be visiting Blitar and Tulungagung, for learning related this business," she continued.
This program will be conducted for five months of mentoring, with 40 participants from local residents. (Yun / OCI / han)