On Thursday, January 27, 2022, PGRI Palembang University and SMA Negeri 1 Lubai Muara Enim established a partnership that was stated in a memorandum of understanding (MoU). Located in the hall of SMA Negeri 1 Lubai Muara Enim, the Chancellor of the University of PGRI Palembang, Dr. H. Bukman Lian, M.M., M.Si., CIQaR, in this case represented by Adiguna, S.T., M.Si and Nurmansyah Putra, M.Pd as Principal of SMA Negeri 1 Lubai signed a memorandum of understanding between the two parties. In addition to the MoU on this occasion, a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was also signed between Amiwarti, S.T., M.T as the Head of the Civil Engineering Study Program and Nurmansyah Putra, M.Pd as the Principal of SMA Negeri 1 Lubai.
The MoU and MoA were attended by the leadership, staff and students of SMA Negeri 1 Lubai, lecturers of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of PGRI Palembang. In his speech, Nurmansyah Putra, M.Pd expressed his highest appreciation to the University of PGRI Palembang for the implementation of this memorandum of understanding. “This is a good opportunity for us and it is hoped that SMA Negeri 1 Lubai can synergize well with the PGRI Palembang University and the Chemical Engineering Study Program both in improving learning, research and making it easier for students to study at PGRI Palembang University. Hopefully with the MoU and MoA we can all benefit.”
Meanwhile, Adiguna S.T., M.Si said after the MoU and MoA, the University of PGRI Palembang and the Faculty of Engineering, especially the Chemical Engineering Study Program, would be ready to help improve the competence of SMA Negeri 1 Lubai.” PGRI Palembang University and the Chemical Engineering Study Program will provide assistance to SMA Negeri 1 Lubai both regarding existing facilities and the required experts according to the agreement”.
After the signing of the MoU and MoA, the event continued with the implementation of Community Service (PPM) for the Civil Engineering Study Program, Faculty of Engineering with the theme of Preventing Water Puddles with Biopore Techniques. Led by the Head of Civil Engineering Study Program, Amiwarti, S.T., M.T with members: 1. DR. M. Firdaus, ST, MT, 2. Adiguna, ST, M.Sc., 3. Herri Purwanto, ST, MT, 4. Reffanda Kurniawan, ST, MM, 5. Agus Setiobudi, ST, M.Sc., 6 Syahril Alzahri, ST, MT gave an explanation to the teachers, managers and students of SMA Negeri 1 Lubai Muara Enim regarding the prevention of puddles using the biopori technique. In addition to introducing the definition, purpose and benefits of biopore infiltration holes. Lecturers of the Civil Engineering Study Program also provide knowledge about the procedure for making infiltration holes, utilization and how to treat infiltration holes with biopore techniques.
After delivering the material and practice on how to make biopore infiltration holes, the event continued with discussions and questionnaires. With the existence of counseling and training on biopori, it is hoped that it can motivate SMA Negeri 1 Lubai Muara Enim regarding the use of biopori as an alternative to overcome puddles.