MITRA: Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>MITRA: Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat</strong>&nbsp;is published by Institute for&nbsp; Research and Community Service, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, through the Center for Community Empowerment since November 2017 with p-ISSN <a href="">2598-7860</a> and e-ISSN <a href="">2598-8182</a>.&nbsp;MITRA provides a platform for lecturers, practitioners, students, researchers, national and international to publish the results of devotion to the community that has been done and impacted by the partner. The activity takes sides for weak communities (financially, socially, intellectually, etc.) that give a treatment to improve and develop human resources, focusing on the field of service to the community, community empowerment, service socio-cultural aspects, and the development of sustainable education community. MITRA published twice a year in May and November.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="line-height: 18.75pt; background: white; margin: 7.5pt 0in; text-align: justify;"><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> <p style="text-align: justify;">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Institute for Research and Community Services en-US MITRA: Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat 2598-7860 <p>The author submitted the copyright article published in the <em>&nbsp;</em>MITRA: Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat ( Journal of Community Empowerment)&nbsp;to the editor to reproduce, disseminate, and reprint. The article content is the responsibility of the author.</p> <p>Every manuscript should be accompanied by "<a href="">Statement of Originality</a>"&nbsp;prior to submission.</p> Bokashi Fertilizer Production from Waste Processing at Rusunawa Muara Baru <p style="text-align: justify;">Waste that is not managed well may potentially cause diseases and negatively affect the quality of&nbsp;life. Rusunawa Muara Baru, Jakarta, is one of our partner communities that need continuous training&nbsp;in all aspects, including waste management. Therefore, the present community service program was&nbsp;carried out to educate the residents of Rusunawa Muara Baru on the importance of sorting waste and&nbsp;how to process household organic waste into liquid organic fertilizer and bokashi compost. The&nbsp;program was conducted twice in two weeks. At the first meeting, an introductory questionnaire was&nbsp;distributed, an interactive discussion was performed, and a fertilizer production workshop using&nbsp;simple composters was initiated. Two weeks later, the composting results were evaluated, and the&nbsp;participants filled out the evaluation questionnaire. Approximately 83% of the participants agreed&nbsp;to sort household waste after the program was completed, which showed the participants' increasing&nbsp;awareness in waste processing. The liquid biofertilizer produced was used for planting vegetable&nbsp;seeds even though it still had a foul odour. The quality of the compost produced, however, was still&nbsp;below expectations. We suggest that in the future, education and workshops on simple household-scale composting methods capable of producing good quality liquid organic fertilizer and compost&nbsp;without odour should be conducted.</p> Renna Eliana Warjoto Meda Canti Anastasia Tatik Hartanti Benedicta Evienia Prabawanti ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-11-18 2020-11-18 4 2 109 122 10.25170/mitra.v4i2.1069 Design of Corn Kernel Separator Machine for Animal Feed <p style="text-align: justify;">The corn kernel separator machine discussed in this paper is designed for our partner, a cow breeder&nbsp;in Cisarua, Bogor. Our partner currently has a corn kernel separator that can work at a capacity of&nbsp;50 kg per hour, but the results of the separation of kernels by the machine are not clean and the open&nbsp;design of the separator makes the corn kernels difficult to collect. Besides, it is challenging to find&nbsp;replacement parts in case of a machine failure. Our partner needs a new corn kernel separator to&nbsp;meet the growing need for feed as the number of cows increases. The purpose of this project is to&nbsp;design and build a corn kernel separator that can meet the need for animal feed at the partner’s farm.&nbsp;The stages of the design conducted are as follows. It begins with identifying the problems to be&nbsp;solved, followed by the concept design and determination of variants, the implementation of the best&nbsp;variant, and the detailed design including calculations needed before fabrication. The result of the&nbsp;design process is the realization of a corn kernel separator machine with an average capacity of a&nbsp;minimum of 138 kg per hour that meets the requirement of the partner. Besides, with this new corn&nbsp;kernel separator, the results of the separation are neater and the corn kernels are not thrown out of&nbsp;the machine during the separation process. The machine uses a shaft with a combination of pins and&nbsp;chains to separate the kernels and is driven by a 1-phase electric motor.</p> Sheila Tobing Jordy Salim Chendrasari Wahyu Oktavia ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-11-24 2020-11-24 4 2 123 132 10.25170/mitra.v4i2.1076 Improving the Popularity of Syekh Abdul Ghofur Tomb as Potential Religious Tourism Destination in Cugenang Cianjur <p>Tomb tourism objects are often regarded as segmented tourism objects for certain people looking for spirituality. This activity makes it difficult for tomb tourism objects to become popular tourist attractions. The tomb of Sheikh Abdul Ghofur is one of the religious tourism which so far can be enjoyed by only a handful of people who know of its existence. The long story of Sheikh Abdul Ghofur in spreading Islam in Cianjur Regency is a wealth of ancestral history that benefits all elements of society. Therefore, through the community service program of the School of Business and Economics (SBE), Prasetiya Mulya University, the tomb of Sheikh Abdul Ghofur was packaged to make it more popular and accessible to all groups. The main focus of increasing its popularity was to strengthen the story and to make it available on the internet such as providing an explanation of the location of the tomb through the Google Maps application and making tourist booklets to install signage. This effort was fully implemented so that the Tomb of Sheikh Abdul Ghofur could now be accessed by various groups to maintain history in the Cianjur Regency.</p> Noventya Widyanuri Alvina Gracela Rama Djati Devara Mirrah Dalila Muhammad Setiawan Kusmulyono Dini Anggraeni Sirad Ni Luh Eva Ardonis ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-11-18 2020-11-18 4 2 133 141 10.25170/mitra.v4i2.1085 Increased Knowledge of Pringwulung Youth Group, Sleman, on the Use of Solar Energy to Support Energy Security <p style="text-align: justify;">The youth group RT10/ RW40 Pringwulung, Condong Catur, Depok, Sleman Yogyakarta Special&nbsp;Region is located east of SMKN 2 Depok, Sleman. This youth group formed a semi-autonomous&nbsp;activity centre under the youth organization which aims to provide knowledge to children in RT 10&nbsp;about natural science. To implement the objectives, the workshop collaborated with several partners&nbsp;as resource persons for the activity. Some of the partners included lecturers and student associations&nbsp;around the location. The educational background of the youth groups varies from high school to&nbsp;tertiary education. The Adisutjipto College of Technology through its lecturers attempted to increase&nbsp;the knowledge of youth group members through a community-service partnership program on&nbsp;alternative energy, especially solar energy which has the potential to support energy security. It is&nbsp;hoped that through this activity the youth groups would be able to increase their knowledge. This&nbsp;community-service activity used the presentation method and to check the knowledge of youth&nbsp;group members, tests or questions and answers were provided with both at the beginning of the activity&nbsp;and the end of the activity. In addition, a small group discussion (SGD) was also conducted so that&nbsp;the participants could discuss the presentation material and improve the understanding of the&nbsp;material. In this community service activity, there was an increase in participants' knowledge, and&nbsp;indicators of improvement were shown from the results of the small group discussion, pre-test, and&nbsp;post-test sessions. The average percentage of increase of their knowledge from the pre-test and posttest&nbsp;results was 36%.</p> Abdul Haris Subarjo Benedictus Mardwianta Nurfi Ahmadi ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-11-24 2020-11-24 4 2 142 151 10.25170/mitra.v4i2.1158 Assistance in Preparation of Feasibility Proposal for Catfish Cultivation in Sampora Village <p style="text-align: justify;">The catfish farming business is one of the fastest-growing business of the agriculture fish market&nbsp;today. Catfish consumption is increasing because of its good taste and affordable price. Also, catfish&nbsp;has high protein, low in calorie and fat. However, to get more profits, cost planning is needed, as&nbsp;well as accurate filing of activities and costs for business sustainability. The present community service&nbsp;program aimed to assist how to make a feasibility proposal before starting a catfish business&nbsp;and also to measure the level of understanding and satisfaction of the participants of the program,&nbsp;who were members of the Sampora Village youth organization. The program was implemented at&nbsp;the Statistics and Decision Making Laboratory, Department of Industrial Engineering, AJCUI. The&nbsp;results show that the level of participants’ understanding in analyzing the feasibility of catfish&nbsp;farming increased significantly after attending the training. The participants’ satisfaction with the&nbsp;program was as follows: 76% very good, 19% good, and 5% neutral</p> Christine Natalia Ronald Sukwadi Maria Angela Kartawidjaja Marsellinus Bachtiar W Stanislaus S. Uyanto ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-11-24 2020-11-24 4 2 152 160 10.25170/mitra.v4i2.1281 Empowering the Youths through the Skilled Youth Program III as Citi Indonesia's Corporate Social Responsibility Activity <p style="text-align: justify;">Decent Work and Economic Growth represent one of the goals of Sustainable Development Goals.&nbsp;The Government of Indonesia through the National Secretariat for Sustainable Development Goals&nbsp;has continued to launch national actions by building multi-stakeholder partnerships to encourage the&nbsp;achievement of these goals. Citi Indonesia, together with Indonesia Business Links, initiated a youth&nbsp;development and empowerment program in the area of Bekasi City, Bekasi Regency, Karawang&nbsp;Regency, Purwakarta Regency, and Bandung Regency. The collaboration was a Citi Indonesia&nbsp;Corporate Social Responsibility activity focusing on capacity building, opening job opportunities,&nbsp;encouraging entrepreneurship, and creating a conducive environment. Increased competence in&nbsp;human resources is needed especially in the current 4.0 industrial revolution era. The shift of human&nbsp;labour into machines with automation and the digital economy requires workers who have the&nbsp;intermediate ability. This happens because much low-skilled human labour has been replaced by&nbsp;machines. The program aimed to prepare young people to be ready to work and ready for&nbsp;entrepreneurship. This program was designed as a series of activities with implementation methods&nbsp;in the form of focus group discussions, outreach, in-class training, seminars, counselling, and field&nbsp;practice. The results showed an increase in the knowledge and skills of the training participants so&nbsp;that it is hoped they will have a greater opportunity to be employed or to become entrepreneurs.</p> Insan Faqihantara Worry Mambusy Manoby ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-11-24 2020-11-24 4 2 161 171 10.25170/mitra.v4i2.1295 Education on Recognizing of Rice Bug Pest (Leptocorisa acuta F.) and its Control on Rice Plant in Palakahembi Village, East Sumba Regency <p>The Palakahembi Village is one of the villages whose main commodity is rice plants. The present&nbsp;community-service activities were implemented in Palakahembi Village, East Sumba Regency,&nbsp;East Nusa Tenggara Province. This activity targeted the farmer groups of Ndula Kita and&nbsp;Marangga Panamung. It aimed to provide the farmers with knowledge about pest control and how&nbsp;to control the rice bugs with biopesticide and fitfall trap. The activities we carried out included&nbsp;workshops and mentoring practices for making fitfall trap, making biopesticide, and application of&nbsp;biopesticide on rice in the field. The farmers were provided with knowledge about pest control by&nbsp;making them conduct a direct survey of rice plants that were attacked in the field, followed by the&nbsp;practice of making fitfall trap and making biopesticide and their application to rice plants. The&nbsp;results showed that the farmers were able to understand the morphology and the symptoms of the&nbsp;rice bug attack, as well as the techniques of making the biopesticide along with the application of&nbsp;the biopesticide in the rice plant. Besides, the application of biopesticide at a concentration of 1/5&nbsp;L (1 litre of biopesticide/5 litres of water) in rice plants also resulted in lower attack rates as much&nbsp;as 80% and higher productivity (6,2 tons/ha) compared to the control group.</p> Sri Ita Traigan ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-11-24 2020-11-24 4 2 172 180 10.25170/mitra.v4i2.1297 Assisting the Production Process of Kefir Milk Soap in the Women's Livestock Group, Blender Village, Kebon Pedes, Bogor <p style="text-align: justify;">This community-empowerment activity was conducted in Blender Village, a cattle rancher village.&nbsp;The community makes a living from raising cattle and selling cow milk. The cow milk is only sold&nbsp;in the surrounding area, and therefore is insufficient to sustain the livelihood of the villagers who&nbsp;are low in economic status. The aim of this community-empowerment activity in the production&nbsp;process of Kefir Milk Soap in the Blender Women's Livestock Group (WLG) was to help the Blender&nbsp;village community able to produce kefir soap, which can later give them additional income. Kefir&nbsp;soap is a kind of soap made from high-quality pure cow milk that is fermented beforehand in its&nbsp;process. Fermentation is done by mixing the milk with kefir seeds and leave it alone for 2-4 days&nbsp;until two parts of viscosity separation of fermented milk are formed. The thick part is selected and&nbsp;mixed with other ingredients (using the hot heating/cooking) method or cold method). Next, it is&nbsp;put into soap moulds and is left for 1-2 weeks before being used. The community-empowerment activity helped the WLG in producing kefir soap and it is hoped that they can train other residents.&nbsp;By being able to make kefir soap, it is hoped that the residents of Blender Village can have additional&nbsp;income and improve their livelihood.</p> Aprilla Ayu Wulandari Dhigna Luthfiyani Citra Pradana Anisah Anisah ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-11-24 2020-11-24 4 2 181 188 10.25170/mitra.v4i2.1299 Socialization of Free Legal Assistance and Training on Procuration Letter Writing for Citizens of Tanjungsari, Bogor <p>Everyone should have the same opportunity to access law and justice. Legal aid is a kind of legal&nbsp;service provided by legal aid providers free of charge to legal aid recipients. This free legal aid is&nbsp;very helpful for those who are affected by legal problems, especially for the poor. This is because&nbsp;many poor people are confronted with legal problems, including the Tanjungsari people who are not&nbsp;aware of the availability of free legal aid. To help underprivileged members of society aware of this&nbsp;free legal aid, it is necessary to have community service aimed at making people understand the&nbsp;benefits of free legal assistance provided by the Government. The method used was an interactive group discussion. As supporting data, the questionnaire was also administered to obtain an overview&nbsp;of the experiences and opinions of citizens related to citizens' understanding of the material and&nbsp;training. The results of the activities in this legal aid assistance showed that the residents felt the&nbsp;benefits of helping them resolve their cases and knowing how to protect their legal rights. It was&nbsp;concluded that such counselling was needed by the residents of Tanjungsari since it received a&nbsp;positive response from the residents who attended the session.</p> Suherman Suherman Suprima Suprima ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-11-24 2020-11-24 4 2 189 197 10.25170/mitra.v4i2.1353 Developing Knowledge and Skills of Culinary Entrepreneurship for Women in Sukoharjo <p style="text-align: justify;">This community engagement activity aims to provide the development of entrepreneurial&nbsp;knowledge and skills for women in Sukoharjo. The activity is located in Cangkol Village,&nbsp;Mojolaban District, Sukoharjo Regency, Central Java. This village is located east of&nbsp;Surakarta City and is one of the villages that become prioritized as a culinary tourism village&nbsp;in Sukoharjo. In a preliminary survey conducted by the community engagement team from&nbsp;Universitas Tarumanagara, it was concluded that this village did not yet have a superior&nbsp;culinary product that can be highlighted as a unique food product by Cangkol village.&nbsp;Several stalls that market culinary products in the culinary centre of Cangkol village offered&nbsp;food that was relatively limited in choice and had no special uniqueness. The present&nbsp;community service program aimed to promote the development of entrepreneurial&nbsp;knowledge and skills for women in Sukoharjo. The program was conducted at Cangkol&nbsp;village, Mojolaban District, Sukoharjo Regency - Central Java. This village is located on&nbsp;the east side of Surakarta and is one of the villages prioritized as a culinary tourism village&nbsp;in Sukoharjo area. In accordance with the agreement with our community service partners,&nbsp;namely Cangkol Village, the community service program was held by providing training on&nbsp;culinary entrepreneurship. The culinary business chosen was organic soy sauce. In addition&nbsp;to providing basic training on entrepreneurship such as the process of identifying business&nbsp;opportunities, product marketing, and financial management, in this training the community&nbsp;engagement team also invited SME owners from the culinary field who owned organic soy&nbsp;sauce business. The purpose of inviting speakers from culinary SMEs was to improve the&nbsp;skills of community service participants in processing products delivered by SMEs. The&nbsp;results of this activity were believed to have developed the entrepreneurial knowledge and&nbsp;skills of the participants, especially those involved in soy sauce businesses.&nbsp;</p> Hetty Karunia Tunjungsari Mei Ie ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-11-24 2020-11-24 4 2 198 206 10.25170/mitra.v4i2.1366 Providing Sustainable Business Skill for Millennial Generation in Pembangunan Jaya Senior High School 2 Sidoarjo <p style="text-align: justify;">Generation Y or millennial generation was born in the 1980s to 2000s and therefore students of&nbsp;Pembangunan Jaya 2 Sidoarjo Senior High School belong to this millennial generation. At school,&nbsp;these millennial students only practice making finished goods without any training on&nbsp;entrepreneurship, which includes managerial skills, entrepreneurial management, and&nbsp;technopreneurship. The skills they have been learning so far have only been production-oriented,&nbsp;rather than entrepreneurial management-oriented. Therefore, the aim of this activity was to provide&nbsp;sustainable entrepreneurial skills (managerial and technopreneurship) to students of&nbsp; Pembangunan&nbsp;Jaya 2 Sidoarjo Senior High School. The method of activity included both theory and practice&nbsp;regarding managerial skills in entrepreneurial management, which covers (1) planning, (2)&nbsp;organizing, (3) implementing, (4) controlling, (5) evaluating, (6) motivating and&nbsp;technopreneurship skills as a synergy process from a strong ability in the mastery of technology as&nbsp;well as a comprehensive understanding of the concept of entrepreneurship. The results of the&nbsp;activity show that managerial skills and understanding of technopreneurship in the process and&nbsp;formation of new businesses that involve technology as a basis can create appropriate strategies&nbsp;and innovations in pursuing entrepreneurship. In the long term, it is expected that managerial skills&nbsp;and understanding of technopreneurship will become one of the factors for national economic&nbsp;development.</p> Christina Esti Susanti Marliana Junaedi Veronika Rahmawati ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-11-24 2020-11-24 4 2 207 217 10.25170/mitra.v4i2.1780 Ucapan Terima Kasih <p>-</p> Sri Hapsari` Wijayanti ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2020-11-25 2020-11-25 4 2