|One material session from USAID. (Photo: Mirza / PR)|
University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM) through the Directorate of Research and Community Service (DPPM) recently collaborated with an institution under the American government, USAID-Mitra Kunci. This collaboration was carried out in order to conduct the Training of Trainers (ToT) Module on Thematic Community Service Program of entrepreneurship (KKN-KWU) and Non-Technical Skills for UMM students.
The students got entrepreneurship training to be applied in every village that has been determined. USAID focuses on supporting employment development in Indonesia through the USAID-Mitra Kunci Initiative. In all activities, USAID-Mitra Kunci always integrated the principles of youth and vulnerable empowerment, inclusiveness and gender equality.
Fifty village coordinators each group attended to take part in the debriefing. These students will lead other fellow students in the KKN-KWU working group to plan mentoring community groups in developing and expanding entrepreneurial activities in their villages. KKN-KWU was also carried out in order to conduct the Tri Dharma of higher education.
"This entrepreneurship briefing by USAID-Mitra Kunci is a real step to realize all the theories that have been obtained in the classroom. In the KKN-KWU program, there will be 180 students in 16 villages located in Malang, "said Director of the Directorate of Research and Community Service (DPPM) Prof. Dr. Yus Mochammad Cholily, M.Si. when giving a speech at UMM GKB 4 Hall (26/6).
On June 10, 2019, ten universities joined in the consortium of the Thematic Community Service Program of entrepreneurship signed a memorandum of understanding with USAID-Mitra Kunci Initiative, witnessed by Prof. Ismunandar Director General of Learning and Student Affairs, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education and DR. Paristiyanti Nurwardani, Director of Learning.
Besides UMM, these nine other universities were Padjajaran University, Suryakancana University, Siliwangi University, Kuningan University, Indonesian Education University, Diponegoro University, Jember University, Surabaya State University, Veteran National University and Development in East Java. Amount of 40 thousand students will implement the KKN-KWU program until 2021. (Win)