BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Having an interest and goals to work in educational first triggered student of Faculty of Teaching and Education (FKIP) Universitas Pasundan, Hasna Shofiyah to take participation at the Election of West Java Putra Putri Pendidikan Indonesia.
Hasna won the 1st Runner Up of Indonesian Putri Pendidikan for West Java and is now announced as West Java Duta Pendidikan. Student of Department of Indonesian Language and Literature (Pendidikan Bahasa dan Sastra Indonesia) is currently preparing herself to go nationally and internationally.
“Next August, I will be taking online quarantine, followed by the offline one in the next month, to get ready for the next event in national and international level. Other than implementing educational program, I would also like to raise the go healthy issue,” she said, on Thursday, 14 July 2022.
Social Advocacy in Educational Sector
The lack of literacy levels in various remote areas, the number of cases of illiteracy, and the lack of parental awareness of children’s education made Hasna moved to do the advocacy program in the educational sector through the Vosil Datok program.
Advocacy that is sought is in the form of a program to provide Buku Layak Baca (readable books), equitable distribution of education to realize quality education according to the fourth SDGs goal, and education to the community.
“For educational programs, I try to reach all ages, from children, teenagers, as well as the elders,” said Hasna.
She thought that Vosil Datok is the bridge to improve the quality of education in Indonesia. She viewed that the education problems in Indonesia are still complicated. Even more, in the environment she lives in, there are a lot of children who are able to read in their six-grade of elementary.
“Ironically, in remote areas, there are some who do not know both local and national songs. This might be due to the inequality of information access and the lack of knowledge of students, teachers or parents,” she added.
Mentioned about future movement, she is right now preparing for going internationally; not only in West Java she will focus on, but also Indonesia. She wants to make the government’s programs of socialization optimal and fix the aspects which need to be improved.
“I wish my contribution could change people’s way of thinking about reading. The steps are simple: giving education from the smallest neighbour, from handing over books, workshops, webinars, or other ways. Make it realized properly from the surrounding environment in order to expand them wider,” she explained.
For her, winning the title of Duta Pendidikan for West Java is not only for seeking for benefits and personal experiences. She thought that the biggest benefit is when her contribution and dedication make every one else around her happy and be confident about their abilities. (Reta)*