FKIP – The Chemical Education Study Program (Covalent) Student Association of the Teacher Training and Education Faculty (FKIP) Sebelas Maret University (UNS) Surakarta held a Covalent Care X Social Service on Saturday (14/5/2022). The activity took place offline in Jabung Village, Plupuh District, Sragen Regency.

This activity is a form of concern and social responsibility of Chemistry Education students towards the community for the increase in basic ingredients amid the Covid-19 pandemic which has not yet ended. This was conveyed by Yoga Prasetyo Pamungkas the chief executive.

“Currently, basic commodities have increased which burden the community, especially the lower middle class and rural areas. This also happens to the people of Jabung Village who only rely on income from their livelihoods as farmers and clothing convection. Therefore, we held the Covalent Social Service X Care X as a form of our concern and social responsibility to provide benefits to the community,” explained Yoga when interviewed by the team on Monday (16/5/2022).

This event carries the theme “Spread Concern, Create Togetherness”. A series of activities were held, namely socialization, distribution of free clothing and necessities, the healthy living community movement (Germas), and a TPA competition. The activity was attended by villagers and children.

“The outreach that we held had the sub-theme ‘Training on Making Activated Charcoal from Rice Husk and Its Utilization for Purifying Used Cooking Oil as Entrepreneurial Supplies for the Community of Jabung Village, Plupuh District, Sragen Regency. The speaker is Dr. rer. grout. Sri Mulyani, M. Si; Dr. Muhammad Hizbul Watson, M. Sc; Dr. rer. grout. Wirawan Ciptonugroho S. T, M. S; and Dr. Ari Syahidul Shidiq, S. Pd, M. Pd.,” said Yoga.

The holding of this event is accompanied by the aim of educating the local community, increasing a sense of concern for others, increasing solidarity between students, and establishing good relations between students and the community.

In the end, Yoga expressed his hope for the implementation of this social service activity. He hopes that this activity can increase the social spirit and a sense of caring for others.

“It is hoped that it will increase the social spirit and a sense of concern for others. In addition, it is also expected to slightly ease the burden on the community. With our passion to serve the community, this social service is a form of assistance that we carry out to the best of our ability,” concluded Yoga.

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