10 May 2021

As Covid-19 Prevention, Telkom University Donates Sensory Handwashing Equipment at Mosques and Madrasas

BANDUNG, Telkom University – The spread of the Covid-19 virus in Indonesia, especially in the Bandung Regency, has not subsided. The potential place for spreading are, among others, places of worship in mosques and places for students to do activities, namely madrasas.

Therefore, several lecturers and students from Telkom University conducted the socialization and donated a unit of sensory hand washing at the Al-Hikmah Mosque and MDTA Mathla’Ul Anwar Kampung Kaum, Bojongkunci Village, Pameungpeuk District, Bandung Regency, Saturday, May 8, 2021.

This donation was organized through the first period of the 2021 Internal Collaboration community service program (abdimas). The lecturer at the Faculty of Creative Industries, Syarip Hidayat said the program focuses on socializing the use of sensory or automatic handwashing tools in efforts to prevent Covid-19 in mosques and MDTA Mathla’Ul Anwar Kampong of Bojongkunci Village, Pameungpeuk District, Bandung Regency.

“We hope that the public can be more aware of maintaining health so that they can reduce or prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus,” he said.

Al-Hikmah Mosque was built in 1982 while Madrasah Diniyah Takmiliyah Awaliyah (MDTA) Mathla’ul Anwar was founded around 1994 although madrasa activities have existed since 1946.

These two institutions are located side by side in Bojongkunci Village, Bandung Regency has a strategic location because it is very close to the crowd where the main road connects several villages in Bandung Regency.

This mosque is still actively open even though it is in the atmosphere of the Covid-19 Pandemic, but this is not balanced with the Covid-19 prevention protocol procedures, so it looks very worrying.

Especially because of its strategic location, this mosque is visited by residents both who live around the mosque and non-residents. This certainly has the potential to become a place for the spread and transmission of the Covid-19 virus.

Through community service (abdimas) Tel-U donated “sensory handwashing tools” created by lecturers as well as carried out socialization regarding the prevention of Covid-19. So it is hoped that the surrounding community will understand the importance of maintaining health protocols, especially during a pandemic.

It is very important to realize handwashing facilities to realize the idea of ??preventing Covid-19 in the village. Moreover, in this place of worship, a patient was found infected with the Covid-19 virus so that it can reduce the comfort of praying.

MDTA leaders Mathla’ul Anwar and DKM Al-Hikmah welcomed the grant of sensory hand washing which is part of the health protocol tool amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The number of students in this madrasa is more than three hundred children, while the Friday prayer congregation can reach one hundred and fifty people. So with this machine for washing hands we are quite helped, “said MDTA Chairman Mathla’ul Anwar, Subhan Kamaludin on the sidelines of the handover ceremony, Saturday, May 8, 2021.

Subhan hopes that the collaboration between the institutions he leads and Tel-U can continue through other programs that are needed by the community.

“Hopefully in the future, there is still a community service program from Telkom University that can be adjusted to the needs of the residents,” he added.

Lecturers and students involved in this abdimas program come from the Visual Communication Design (DKV) Study Program, Product Design (DP) and Fine Arts (SR), School Of Creative Industry and Communication Studies Program, School of Business Communication, Telkom University. (***)

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