MITRA: Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>MITRA: Jurnal Pemberdayaan Masyarakat (Journal of Community Empowerment)</strong> 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 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> en-US <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> (Sri Hapsari Wijayanti) (Maria Clara Wulandari) Wed, 06 May 2020 02:06:15 SE Asia Daylight Time OJS 60 Remember Me Film Festival : An Education Efforts to Increase Dementia Awareness in Young Generations <p>The role of film as one of the effective educational media is fundamental, especially in promoting awareness of the early symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. In Indonesia, there have not been many productions that specifically aim to escalate knowledge and awareness of Alzheimer's disease. The purpose of this activity was to increase public awareness of dementia and Alzheimer's, promote prevention and dementia risk reduction, produce short films on dementia and Alzheimer's with Indonesian cultural background as well as encouraging people toward elderly-friendly behavior. The event was held as a collaboration between FKIK Unika Atma Jaya, Alzheimer's Indonesia, and Eagle Institute titled Remember Me Film Festival (RMFF). In disseminating the information, The RMFF activities were publicized via YouTube and mass media. The aims of this study was to discuss the Remember Me Film Festival (RMFF) meetings as part of the tridharma institutions (community service), evaluation of benefits to the community, and qualitative assessment of the contents of dementia research for viewers on social media (YouTube) at three time points of observation (1 year after being downloaded on YouTube). The results of RMFF revealed that for each point of observation there was an increase in the number of views from September 2017 to October 2018. The RMFF activity can thus be employed as a model of increasing health promotion using digital/online platform for the younger generation.</p> Yuda Turana, D. Y. Suharya, Dian Purnomo ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 06 May 2020 00:00:00 SE Asia Daylight Time Management of Nutmeg Pulp Waste in Lilibooi Village, West Leihitu District, Central Maluku Regency <p>This community-empowerment activity was conducted in Lilibooi Village, West Leihitu District, Central Maluku Regency. The object of this activity was the nutmeg female farmers. This activity aimed at improving the people’s knowledge and skills in utilizing the nutmeg pulp waste by processing it into the nutmeg sheet jam. Counselling, training, mentoring, and evaluating activities were the methods used in this program. The counseling activities ran very well and were considered highly beneficial. The participants’ participation and enthusiasm level were very good. The transfer of science and knowledge related to the nutrient contents, potentials, and nutmeg pulp processing technology encouraged the community to realize the importance of the diversification of nutmeg pulp processed products. The training activities aimed at improving the skills of female farmer groups in processing the nutmeg sheet jam. The community service team first demonstrated the nutmeg sheet jam processing before the participants were requested to practice the processing technique. In this training, the nutmeg female farmer group was also given the nutmeg sheet jam processing equipment. Mentoring activities were further provided to the participants to ensure that they were adequately skillful to process the nutmeg sheet jam. The evaluation result, ranging from like to really like scale, was conducted with organoleptic testing to the level of flavor preference, color, aroma, and texture from nutmeg sheet jam.</p> Sophia Grace Sipahelut, John Alfred Patty ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 06 May 2020 00:00:00 SE Asia Daylight Time Training for Hygienic Tofu Making at WKRI Paroki St. Ignatius Loyola Semplak, Bogor <p>Tofu is a traditional Indonesian food that has many advantages and is made with a very simple manufacturing process. However, knowledge about tofu and the process of making hygienic and healthy tofu is still low in Indonesia. Therefore, the present community service aims to improve public knowledge about tofu as a healthy food and how tofu is made. The community service activities were implemented to residents of the WKRI at Paroki St. Ignatius Loyola, Semplak, Bogor 16310, which consisted of counseling, demonstration, and mentoring methods. Monitoring was conducted to measure the level of success achieved by participants in producing healthy tofu. Participants' perceptions about tofu were evaluated through a survey method and improving knowledge was measured through tests (pretest and posttest). The results of counseling, demonstration, and mentoring succeeded in improving the participants' skills as evidenced by their success in making hygienic and healthy tofu. The survey results showed participants' improving knowledge about hygienic and healthy tofu and participants’ higher motivation to produce hygienic and healthy tofu independently. All participants appreciated the community service activities. They also appreciated the exceptional ability of the facilitator in delivering the materials.</p> Tati Barus, Yasinta Ratna Esti Wulandari, Rory Anthony Hutagalung, Dionysius Subali ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 06 May 2020 00:00:00 SE Asia Daylight Time Design and Implementation of Piping Installation for Catfish Farming in Sampora Village <p>Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia has Faculty of Engineering, which is committed to empower its surrounding communities. This empowerment is implemented based on its core values. The present community empowerment activities have been planned through a series of agreements and the main goal of the activities is to develop the entrepreneurship based on the strength of the area. This paper discusses the assistance given by Faculty of Engineering in designing piping installation for supporting aquaponic activities in Desa Sampora. The project was divided into three steps. First, this project focused on observation and data collecting. This first step also involved discussion with experts. Second, it focused on the design process. The result of the first step was used in the design. Third, the design was implemented and installed in the location. All the steps required careful planning to minimize errors. The expected target of these activities was an aquaponic piping design that is feasible to implement to support sustainable and productive entrepreneurship. The final result was piping installation that can grow 120 plants, is easy to clean up, and has area efficiency.</p> Karel Octavianus Bachri, Sandra Octaviani, Marsul Siregar, Widodo Basuki, Tajuddin Nur, Christine Natalia ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 06 May 2020 00:00:00 SE Asia Daylight Time Efforts of Establishing Disaster Resilient Villages through Kuliah Kerja Nyata Tematik at Disaster Risk Reduction in Purbalingga District <p>Desa tangguh bencana (Destana) is a program aimed to make a village community prepared for and resilient to disasters. The Destana program was initiated by the National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB) decreed by the Regulation of the head of BNPB No. 1/2012. A village represents the bottom line in the government system and therefore the capacity building for disaster resilience starts from the villages. The number of villages in Central Java reaches 8559 villages, while BNPB, BPBD Province, BPBD Regency/City <br> can only launch Destana on average 30 villages each year from 2013 - 2018. As a result, it takes quite a long time to forming Destana in all villages in Central Java. Therefore, the role of universities, in particular the state universities in forming Destana, is really needed. One of the activities in the formation of Destana was in the kuliah kerja nyata tematik program (KKN PRB) conducted in Purbalingga Regency in 2 villages that were prone to landslides. Provisioning for students refers to Perka BNPB Number 1/2012 by implementing 20 Destana indicators. Gunungwuled village and Panusupan village were the two villages where the KKN PRB done by 10 students each. For 45 days students could build several indicators, i.e. making disaster risk maps calculated based on hazard maps, vulnerability maps, and capacity maps. Next, they made a Landslide Contingency Planning Document with residents and relevant stakeholders. The Village Disaster Risk Reduction Forum consisting of various community components and the BPBD of Purbalingga Regency was also formed. Afterwards, the capacity building activities to the community against disasters were conducted. Finally, an early warning system for landslides in areas with potential landslides was created and warning signs for landslide-prone areas and evacuation route signs were installed. With the help of KKN PRB, the Panusupan village and Gunungwuled village have now become disaster resilient villages.</p> Sorja Koesuma, Sarjoko Lelono, Chatarina Muryani, Budi Legowo ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 06 May 2020 00:00:00 SE Asia Daylight Time Increasing the Quality of Gendola Fruit Syrup as a Healthy Drink <p>Gendola herbal syrup is a solution in the form of syrup containing gendola as an active substance that is dissolved in the syrup component. Gendola syrup has a high betalain antioxidant content, and is beneficial for improving health. Betalain antioxidant content is easily damaged due to the influence of air, humidity, and temperature, causing the red color of the gendola to fade. The implementation of this project aimed to help improve the quality of Gendola syrup and provide training to partners so that they were able to market Gendola syrup products online. This project was implemented in productive community groups, UDHerba Puspitasari in Mlandangan Rt 02 Rw 08, Mandan Village, Sukoharjo District Sukoharjo Regency to make them able to produce and market herbal processed products. Based on observations of the results achieved, our partners were able to produce herbal syrup, although it was still limited, the quality was not good, and it did not yield profits. The methods implemented in this program included: 1) provide training for making Gendola syrup with encapsulation methods; 2) provide equipment that can support the production process; 3) provide online marketing training. The results obtained in this community-service activity contributed siqnificantly to UD Herba Puspitasari in their efforts of producing high-quality Gendola syrup and marketing the products online.</p> Nur Aini Dewi Purnamasari, Ganet Eko Pramukantoro, Muhammad Dzakwan ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 06 May 2020 00:00:00 SE Asia Daylight Time Organizational Strengthening of Forum Bela Negara DKI Jakarta through Event Management <p>According to Law No. 3 of 2002 on National Defense, the defense of the State is the responsibility of all citizens of Indonesia, including community organizations. Forum Bela Negara (FBN) DKI Jakarta, a community organization formed with the specific purpose of overseeing efforts to strengthen the values of the country's defense in society, has long been taking part in implementing the law. FBN, especially in the DKI Jakarta province, has organized many activities such as regular, comprehensive, and integrative socialization of fostering awareness of defending the country to the cadres and the public, as well as supporting and carrying out government programs for the creation of the National Defense Cadre. This is in line with the Presidential Instruction (Inpres) No. 7 of 2018 concerning the 2018-2019 National Action Plan of Nation Defense, which states that the internalization of the basic values of state defense to the general public is one of the intended action plans. The problems faced by FBN DKI Jakarta include the measurability of the results of activities and the ineffectiveness of the approach (model) of activities that have been held. The voluntary nature of membership in mass organizations (Law No.17 of 2013 article 1 paragraph 1) has caused FBN to have many limitations including in Event Management. The purpose of this community service program was to strengthen the FBN's institutions by increasing the soft skills and hard skills of the DKI Jakarta FBN Management on Event Management, which included, among others, the approach of implementing activities, making creative proposals, and raising funds. The method used in this program was as follows. First, a need assessment was conducted; next, a mini-workshop on Event Management was held, and finally, a Coaching Clinic or supervision to the idea of DKI Jakarta FBN activities was provided. Institutional strengthening was chosen because FBN as a mass organization has a strategic function in carrying out social change, such as supporting efforts to instill nationalism spirit and awareness of the defense of the people's state. The output of this activity was, among others, increasing knowledge and skills of the DKI Jakarta FBN Management related to Event Management, as evidenced by the draft proposal they had prepared. The core of this activity was to identify an adaptive, contemporary approach ranging from planning, implementation, and an evaluation in the activities carried out by the State Defense Forum.</p> Intan Putri Cahyani, Wahidah R. Bulan, Windhiadi Yoga Sembada ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 06 May 2020 00:00:00 SE Asia Daylight Time The 2011-2019 Media Literacy Improvement: Strategy and Implementation of Sustainable Community Service Program <p>The importance of public media literacy has been recognized by the School of Communication, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia for a long time. Various studies that support this issue are then used as a basis for community service program on improving the ability to use media in various places with diverse target audiences. This activity was first carried out by a team of lecturers involving students in 2011 and continued until 2019. There was a fundamental shift in its substance related to the rapid development of information and communication technology. This shift is primarily a form of media. Previously the media used by the public were print, audio, visual and audio visual. With the development of technology and the emergence of digital media, grouping occurs as the old or conventional media and new or digital media. This paper aims to explain the track record of community service in increasing media literacy conducted by the School of Communication, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, as a form of evaluation and mapping in an effort to maintain program sustainability. The results of the track record evaluation and mapping show that the shift in the shape of the media requires an adjustment in the substance of the material, namely from increasing the ability to use conventional media, to increasing the ability to use digital media. Therefore, in development, the preparation of materials, delivery methods and implementation, requires the right strategy for this effort to be sustainable. The implementation of the plans arranged shows that collaboration with various parties and an understanding of the culture of the target communities will facilitate the delivery of material and increase the success of the program. </p> Dorien Kartikawangi ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 06 May 2020 00:00:00 SE Asia Daylight Time Creating of Semi Automatic Cassava Cutting Machine for Enhancing Creative Economy of Karihkil Village Community <p>The rapid progress of the modern age, especially the development of technology towards industry 4.0, requires people to work more effectively and efficiently by trying to replace the traditional work patterns that rely heavily on human labor with machines,. In the village of Karihkil, Ciseeng, Bogor Regency, there are many home-industry manufacturers of various cassava chips. This business is still done manually so that it affects the quality and quantity of cassava chips they produce. This business opportunity needs to be developed further by increasing the cutting capacity of the cassava chips, given the fact that the manufacturers still use manual cassava cutting tools. In this present community-service activity the cassava chopper machine was designed and fabricated with a motor drive source (using a crank rotation) so that an increase in production results would be obtained by accelerating the process of cutting cassava into chips. This chopping machine was designed to work simultaneouly with the frying process so that the whole process occurred only once to obtain cassava chips ready for packaging. By using this new process, there was an increase in the production of cassava chips by two times. In addition, the thickness (1 mm) and dimension (diameter 3 cm) of cassava chips were consistently produced. This machine was also designed to overcome existing deficiencies with manual workmanship such as irregular cutting thickness and cracked cuts.</p> Dwita Suastiyanti, Gerrit Risaldi, Wahyudi Wijaya, Bambang Agus Topan ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 06 May 2020 00:00:00 SE Asia Daylight Time Creativity and Innovation in Making Handicraft Products for Developing Students Entrepreneurship Spirit <p>Student creativity is the ability that the students have to discover and create new things, new ways, new models that are useful for students in the learning process. Developing handicraft skills is a means of creativity that students must develop. The purpose of this community-service activity was to develop the entrepreneurship spirit of students through the business idea of making handicraft products which would be exhibited in the market day activities at Al Jannah Islamic Nature and Science School Middle School. Lectures and workshops on creativity and innovation in handicraft making were used to develop the entrepreneurship spirit of students. The result of this activity showed that students were able to implement creativity and innovation, especially in making handicraft products that were exhibited in market day activities organized by the school. It was concluded that this activity enabled the students to obtain a business idea in making handicraft products that were exhibited in the market day activities at</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mei Ie, Hetty Karunia Tunjungsari ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 06 May 2020 00:00:00 SE Asia Daylight Time Efforts in Reducing the Urge of Using Gadgets among Vocational High School Students <p>The role of vocational high schools in producing reliable workforce is highly expected. Gadgets are one of the tools used by vocational high school students in their daily lives. Gadgets can help in the learning process. However, there are indications that students tend to overuse gadgets. This overuse has caused problems, for example, in their social relationship. Efforts to reduce the use of gadgets are therefore needed so that the students are able to improve their skills in building a social relationship. This community service activity was intended to reduce the urge to use gadgets by students in their daily lives. The activity was divided into two parts. The first part included discussion with the principal and a teacher and the second part discussion with students. The participants of the activity were the school principal, a teacher, and 36 students of the vocational high school in Belitung. Interactive group discussions were used as the method in this program. In addition, a questionnaire was used to obtain a description of students’ experiences and their opinions about the time of using gadgets. The activity resulted in the decision made by the principal and the teacher to implement a plan to reduce the urge of using gadgets by students while at school. Students also tended to agree on reducing the urge to use gadgets. However, the maximum duration of time per day for students to be able to use gadgets still needed further discussion, because students inclined to disagree with the limit of three hours per day. From this activity it was concluded that the interactive discussions among researcher, principal, teacher, and students could reduce the urge to use gadgets by students while at school.</p> Jap Tji Beng, Sri Tiatri ##submission.copyrightStatement## Wed, 06 May 2020 00:00:00 SE Asia Daylight Time