About 70 students of the Faculty of Public Health of Universitas Teuku Umar, Meulaboh visited TDMRC on November 23, 2018 to learn about disaster risk reduction. The activity was a part of the campus-arranged field trip program in Banda Aceh. UTU’s teaching staff, Mr. Yulizar Kasma, led the group.
At TDMRC, the students were received by Dr. Saumi Syahreza, TDMRC’s expert of hydrometeorological hazards. Dr. Syahreza then gave two presentations about TDMRC’s profile and the basics of disaster risk reduction. The students found the seminar very enlightening. “I was amazed to hear that it is possible to predict the location of earthquakes by studying the faults,” claims Muhammad Iqbal, one of the participants.
Mr. Yulizar Kasma also expressed his gratitude and appreciation to TDMRC for being a part of the study trip. He futher explained that the new knowledge from the seminar would develop the students perspective in the field of public health. The visit also inspired him on comprehensive learning models, which would have a very positive impact on the teaching quality at his institution.
Another participant, Fedia Rizkita, expressed hopes that there would be further collaboration between her campus and TDMRC to give more lessons and trainings on disaster risk reduction. She believed these are crucial for her future career in public health.
TDMRC is open to collaborate and host visiting students from any national and international institution. This is a form of our commitment to our working title: communicating science, enhancing resilience.