IO – Fatma Juliana Kartikasari and Irfina Widya Istiqomah, two students of Sebelas Maret University (UNS) Surakarta, Central Java, secured achievements in the 2020 National Sociology Essay Competition at Sriwijaya University, Palembang, South Sumatra. The competition was held by the Sociology Student Association and the Sociology Study Program, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences Sriwijaya University, Fatma and Irfina” “came through as they eliminated 329 other participants.
Fatma and Irfina, respectively from the Food Technology Study Program and Agricultural Extension and Communication Study Program, Faculty of Agriculture, were directly supervised by Gani Cahyo Handoyo, lecturer in the Agrotechnology Study Program. Their research was entitled “Go-Zero (Go Zoo Hero): Pioneer of the Resurrec-” “tion of the Android Mobile-Based Zoo Tourism Sector in the New Normal Era”.
Lensu 2020 is held online. The motivation to participate in this competition: Fatma admitted that she wanted to remain productive during the pandemic. “The work must be done in conjunction with lecture assignments, so that you have to be smart in managing your time,” said Fatma when contacted by the uns. ac.id team, Friday (16/10/2020).
Go-Zero originated from Fatma and Irfina’s concerns regarding the fate of the zoo during the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw a significant decrease in visitor numbers. They hope that their ideas in this competition can be implemented in real life. “Starting from seeing the fate of zoos during the COVID-19 pandemic, which experienced a tremendous decline in visitors, innovations are needed so that zoos can still earn a decent living. I hope that after participating in the competition, all ideas can be realized, so that they can be the savior of the zoo, the hero in the title of this ork, in a true sense,” said Fatma. (Est)