Earthquake Victims are still Traumatized, UAD Sends Volunteer Students and Basic Needs for their Recovery

There were a total of ten students from Faculty of Psychology of Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) who were sent to West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) to help earthquake victims with their recovery.


"This month, there were ten students who were sent to become volunteers. Next month, there will be another ten students for the next three months," explained the Rector of UAD, Dr. Kasiyarno., M.Hum., who was interviewed while visiting into the site of the  earthquake in NTB while handing out symbolic assistance to residents in Pohgading, East Lombok on Saturday (6/9/2018).


"The UAD students were sent to specifically help the earthquake victims to recover from their trauma. They were placed in several posts, including Command Post III Mlepah Sari, Dangiang Village, Mlepah Sari Hamlet in Kayangan Sub-district, North Lombok; Kampung Karya Village Post in Sajang Village in Sembalun Sub-district, East Lombok; Middle East Hamlet Command Post, Dangiang Village in Kayangan Sub-district; Jl. Lekok Raya-Bayan Command Post, Lekok Tenggara Village, Gondang Village,in Gangga Sub-district, North Lombok Regency; Lading-Lading Command Post, Tanjung, North Lombok Regency; Pohgading Command Post, Pringgabaya; and Lendang Luar Hamlet Command Post, Sembalun, East Lombok. "


In addition to sending students, UAD also provided 500 basic food packages, 500 packages of hygiene kits, and 500 packages of school kits.


The staff of the Institute for Research and Community Services (LPPM) added that UAD also provided temporary shelter (Huntara). It is planned that Huntara will be built right on the collapsed house of the residents. This is done for it to become a growing house.


"Meanwhile, we are surveying locations to find the right place," he explained later.


In addition to the Rector of UAD, on this occasion Vice Rector (Warek) I, Dr. Muchlas, M.T., Dr. Abdul Fadlil, M.T. Warek III, and the Head of the University Office, Dr. Hadi Suyono, S.Psi., M.Sc. also went to the location with LPPM staff and PR staff.