UNS Students Increase Care in Disability Persons Through Gebyar HDI
Special Education Study Program (PLB) has held an annual event titled
International Disabled Day (HDI) to commemorate International Disabled Day on
December 1, 2018. This activity is located in the main atrium of Solo Grand
Mall. The event took place from 09.30 WIB with a series of events.
2018 carries the theme “Resilient and Sustainable Inclusion Society”.
This theme was raised so that the community can increase awareness of persons
with disabilities and for the creation of a strong and sustainable inclusion
society for the advancement of the Indonesian nation.
was opened by singing Indonesian Raya songs together by PLB students and
attendees. When singing Indonesian Raya songs there is also a sign language
translator for Indonesia Raya songs. Followed by a series of events called HDI
which consisted of several activities such as the appearance of children with
special needs from the Extraordinary School (SLB) in Solo Raya, inspirational
talk show, exhibition of works from children with special needs of Special
Schools (SLB) throughout -Solo Raya, the announcement of the winners of the HDI
2018 event competition, guest star performances, and interesting performances
from UNS PLB students.
by children with special needs from several Special Schools (SLB) were attended
by SLB A YKAB, SLB Harmoni, SLB Panca Bakti Mulya, YPPCG, YPAC, and YPSLB. They
performed traditional dances such as Saman dance, Pitik Walik dance, Monel
dance, and Kipas dance. In addition, there are also fashion shows and songs
brought by children with special needs.
continued with a talk show with speakers Gunarhadi as an academic from UNS,
Triyono who was the founder of motorcycle taxi for disabled people and owner of
Difa City Tour Triyono, and also Ni Made Arianti Putri who is an Asian Para
Games athlete. Triyono and Ni Made who are persons with disabilities share
their stories of struggle with the general public. Triyono talked about the
grief experienced when opening a motorcycle taxi whose driver was a person with
disabilities in Yogyakarta. Ni Made said his hard struggle to win 2 silver
medals in athletic sports at the 2018 Asian Para Games. Meanwhile, Gunarhadi
said that currently, inclusive education has developed in Indonesia, thus
opening opportunities for equal education for persons with disabilities.
sides of the atrium, there is an exhibition of cubits of works from children
with special needs. Hasta exhibited works such as beads, tissue boxes, photo
frames, souvenirs, and miniatures. Besides being exhibited, the cubits of the
work are also sold to visitors. There is also a laboratory exhibition of PLB in
the form of Braille typewriters, for these feet and hands, as well as short leg
big HDI event took place, several series of events were held, namely Cheerful
CFD on November 11, 2018, painting competitions for children with special needs
on November 17, 2018, mural and goalball competitions on November 24, 2018, and
scientific writing competition on the 30th. November 2018. The winners of the
competition at the HDI program series were announced at the time of the HDI.
deliberately held various events since the beginning of November so that the
public would increasingly know that there is an International Disabled
Day,” said Faisal Cahyo Laksono as Chair of the 2018 HDI Committee.
At the peak
of the Gebyar HDI event, there were performances from Rizky Makarima, favorite
champions Sunsilk Hijabhunt Trans7 2018 and Mechasound, pop genre bands from
the Faculty of Engineering UNS. The event was closed with a flashmob
performance from all the committees as well as UNS PLB students.
of Gebyar HDI activities are expected to foster awareness of the general public
to be more concerned about people with disabilities.