As a higher education institution in Indonesia, SGU has a responsibility to improve the standard of living conditions, especially for those who live in an improper condition. This responsibility is one of the Tridharma Perguruan Tinggi pillars, which is community service.
Mauk is a village located just a few miles from the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport. The people who live in Mauk are in a poor condition -no proper sanitation, no clean water, no permanent jobs, poorly educated, etc. SGU sees the importance and necessity to improve the living standard of the Mauk community. Even though there are many aspects which need to be improved, SGU decided to start by providing them with clean water due to the importance of water as the fundamental source of every living being. Therefore, the project is called the “Clean Water Project”.
Dr.-Ing Evita H. Legowo, Director of Academic Research and Community Service of SGU, believes that the Clean Water Project will improve the quality of life of people who live in Mauk. “Clean water is the basic need of all living things. If the people who live in Mauk utilize the clean water for drinking, washing, and bathing, it will improve their health, and if they’re all healthy, they can work or do activities without problems.”
Upon the successful implementation of the Clean Water Project, SGU will continue to support the people of Mauk with the same or other projects so they will have a better living condition. Other forms of support that are possible to be conducted by SGU in the future are providing better education, teaching them how to cultivate hydroponic vegetables, and providing training and education in sales and marketing.