Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta (UMY) had many international partners to pursue its goal to be one of a leading university globally. International partners were spread around the world. One of the international partners is Singapore Polytechnic.
On Tuesday (25/9) Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta (UMY) again received 23 students to conduct their Overseas Social Innovation Project (OSIP) in the Learning Express (LeX) program. The LeX program was attended by 23 Singapore Polytechnic (SP) students and 23 UMY students who acted as mentors. The program was opened by Prof. Dr. Achmad Nurmandi, M.Sc., as Vice Chancellor for Cooperation and International Affairs.
In his speech, Prof. Nurmandi said that in addition to collaborating on the Lex program, UMY and Singapore Polytechnic also planned to add to the internship program. “I hope that the following years the cooperation between UMY and SP will continue to be established. In addition, we will also discuss the Internship Program, “he explained.
Widyasmoro, ST., M.Sc as one of the facilitators also said that the LeX program will last for 3 weeks. “This LeX program starts from September 24 to October 5. Later they will undergo the OSIP in two villages, namely Soka Village and Dukuh Village, in Pundong District, Bantul, “he said.
During the community service activities in the village the LeX participants will carry out several activities, such as knowing the water channel and weaving system that will be carried out in Soka village. While making banana chips and coloring batik will be done in the village of Hamlet. “They will make observations and get to know the village for the agenda they are doing. Then they will determine stakeholders to be interviewed, as their efforts to find solutions to problems experienced by local villagers, “he added.