KADEMANGAN, Radar Blitar – Being able to study as high as possible is a dream for every child in Indonesia and so with children in Pakisaji Village, Kademangan District, Blitar Regency.
As Fanesa, 17, in order to pursue her dream and goal to become a Doctor, she must to work hard to go to her school at SMAN 1 Kademangan every day.
Although the distance from her house to school is hard to be reached, she never thought it as an obstacle. “Not bad, every day I have to leave early, so I’m able to arrive at school on time,” she said.
Fanesa told that there was a closer access to his school, however, since the condition road and bridge were inadequate to go through, therefore, she considered to take another road that was circuitous and farther.
What Fanesa underwent was also undergone by Sandi Nur, 17. His neighbor who studies at SMKN 1 Kademangan said that the closest access road to his school is to follow footpath and he has to go past the bridge condition which is made from bamboo and it is super slippery in rainy season.
This condition made he had to take another route which was farther to school. “Even though it is far, we have to do it. The most prominent point is that we are able to go to school,” he said.
The situation happened to Fanesa and Sandi was also acknowledged by the Head of Pakisaji Village, Andi Purnomo. In fact, according to him, it is not only felt by Fanesa and Fanesa, but also by many other children in his village, particularly for those who study in junior and high school levels.
“Most of the people who still study in junior or senior high school, they predominantly study in Kademangan or in Pucanglaban, Tulungagung, because junior and senior high school that available and affordable for them only in those areas,” he said.
Due to the limited infrastructure of their village, the children are forced to go through other villages in the vicinity which are farther away and has bad road access every day.
“If you go to Pucanglaban, you will take approximately 5 kilometers to reach there. Meanwhile, if you go to Kademangan, it will take more than 7 kilometers, as you must pass Maron, Sumberejo, and Dawuhan village,” he accounted for.
Andi is extremely grateful and thankful for the 112nd TMMD carried out in his village, which has repaired bridges and road access along 1,580 meters.
With better road access, Andi admits that he will be able to streamline the time, especially to Kademangan, which is taken approximately 2 kilometers and it is super beneficial for people to activities in his village, especially for all those students and people who want to go to the health center who will utilize the road.
Regarding the road and bridge access improvements carried out by the 112nd TMMD Blitar in which can help children in Pakisaji Village, The Commander of Military Resort (Danrem) 081/DSJ welcomes this. As in his point of view, education has an important role in advancing the nation and filling the independence. For this reason, infrastructure improvement is required.
“I thought that improving the education is required. Having better road and bridge access will ease the students to obtain the knowledges. However, it needs some supports not only from sort of elements but also from all of us in order to embody it,” he said when toke inspection in the 112nd TMMD Blitar, on Wednesday (6/10/2021) .
In order to optimize the benefits of utilizing the road access that was completed stone road in the 112nd TMMD, the Mayor of Blitar, Rini Syarifah said that she would continue hardening or casting process later. We will continue then. Her expectation is that she will strive to be more useful and helpful to give the people and children a hand,” he explained.
Unforget it, as a represent all Blitar people, Rini is very thankful for the 112nd TMMD carried out in Pakisaji village. “Thank you, TNI, Duty Unity of the 112nd TMMD, and for all that supported it“, she said.
Meanwhile, The Commander of the 112nd TMMD in Blitar, LtCol. Inf. Didin Nasruddin Darsono revealed that one of the reasons why we eventually chose Pakisaji Village as the target location for the implementation of the TMMD this time, as this village was shortage of adequate infrastructure, particularly road access.
“That is one of the basic subterfuge why we eventually aim at Pakisaji Village as the location for the 112nd TMMD, besides that there is still a lack of resident welfare level,” he said.
Althought there are so many obstacles not easy to solve them, especially to do hardening the road, remember this road access is important for Pakisaji people, also emphasized that he would further optimize the remaining time. So the various targets are being worked and could be completed according to the target. ”We would further optimize it,” he said. (adv/dfs)