The exhange program of AIESEC University of Muhammadyah Malang (UMM) doesn’t solely focus on education but also issues in environment and health. This was revealed in the event of Grand Launching Winter Project held at the Hall of General Affair Bureau (BAU) UMM on Monday, January 25. Dian Kresnawan, AIESEC Project Manager, said that there will be two annual projects, namely Summer Project and Winter Project.
Winter Project was officially started from the grand launching event until next February 22nd and participated by 15 exchange participants from China, Vietnam and Taiwan. “There are five programs. Three of them are in health called Hometown Project which is specialized in kidney. There are also Dream School Project specialized in Environmental Education and Entrevolution Project specialized in entrepreneurship,” he asserted.
“Last semester was in summer and this month is winter so this program is called Winter Project.” According to Dian, the difference is the participants in summer are usually European students while in winter Asian students.According to Soeparto, Rector Assistant of International Relation, this event should be always held in order to improve the students’ leadership. “Students have to have character of take a risk which is learnt in the concept of leadership,” he asserted. He also said that this event could also be a way in introducing each participants’ culture and preparation in facing the MEA. “Students from China and Indonesia can introduce each others’.” (dik/han/t_rfd)