Syiah Kuala University (Unsyiah) and PT Astra International Tbk established a partnership to initiate the presence of Bersra (Astra Clean, Healthy, Smart and Productive) Astra Village in Aceh Province. This cooperation was realized with memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing in Rectorate Building Unsyiah, Monday (9/11). This program is one way to bring a better life for the villagers with the main focus on education, entrepreneurship, environment, and health.
Iwan Yanuarsi, Coordinator of Astra Territory of Aceh, Hopefully Unsyiah can play a part in moving Astra Kampung Berseri by involving students in the concept of KKN Thematic. For the first phase, the program will be launched at Kampung Alue Naga, Banda Aceh. Similar programs have also taken place in North Sumatra, West Sumatra, Riau, and Papua.
Meanwhile, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs Unsyiah, Dr. Hizir, welcomed this cooperation. According to him, Unsyiah has many students and lecturers from various disciplines, making it easier to contribute in the community. Moreover Unsyiah has compulsory subject of KKN so it can be synchronized with Astra Kampung Berseri program. He also hopes that the program will not stop only in one village, but also in other locations in Aceh.