UGM Student Community Service-Community Empowerment Learning (SCS-CEL) on June 29, 2020, officially organized online via live streaming on Youtube. The JT-314 unit is one of the hundreds of units participating in the event.
JT-314 has officially implemented its community service precisely in Karangtengah District, Demak Regency. There are three subunits within the unit, one subunit is located in Tambakbulusan Village, and the other two are located in Wonowoso Village.
UGM SCS-CEL was conducted in earlier years by releasing students into the field, but since the Covid-19 pandemic, UGM SCS-CEL shifted to online. Even so, the student participants are still enthusiasts in the online SCS-CEL, including Unit JT-314, in its villages through the programs.
"We can manifest this enthusiasm through the main results of activities in accordance with the community's problems," said Diyastri K H on Wednesday (19/8).
According to her, UGM SCS-CEL in a village located in Demak Regency is a place that has various potentials and seems worthy of being called a hidden paradise. She said Tambakbulusan has Glagah Wangi Istambul Beach (Tambakbulusan Palace), which has a good view and knowledgeable for visitors.
"Tambak is an essential part of Tambakbulusan Village. This place is because most of the people depend on the existing ponds for their livelihoods. Here also has culinary delights that are ready to pamper the tongue, several processed dishes including ingkung milkfish and crab. Both are some of the many culinary delights in Tambakbulusan," said Diastri.
She said that this ongoing UGM SCS-CEL was the third in Tambakbulusan Village. The first year of UGM SCS-CEL is held in this village in Central Java Province, and the KKN team focuses on building community trust.
Renewing in 2019, UGM SCS-CEL focuses on building community-based tourism. Next, in 2020, the SCS team will focus on building tourism by emphasizing eco-tourism based on brand destinations.
"There are various programs presented this time, the two most important are optimizing the use of social media and applying sapta charm at Glagah Wangi Beach, Istanbul," she explained.
Besides, the SCS-CEL team also created various types of programs, including design training, to improve the ability of tourism drivers in the world of design and provide suggestions for policies for better tourism development.
Optimizing the application of Sapta Pesona to increase the synergy of tourism drives, including the socialization of health protocols in the New Normal era to the public to increase safety. Also, optimize the use of social media in tourism branding.
"Hopefully, our attempts in programs will support tourism after the pandemic. We also hope that many tourists who visit here have more than thirty-one types of mangroves as the largest in Central Java, and have been identified and recorded by the SCS team," she explained.
Furthermore, Diastri explained that the entry of Glagah Wangi Beach as part of Istanbul Tourism, which was nominated for the 2020 Indonesian Enchantment Award (API) , is ready to work hard to win this award and become a tourist destination. The UGM SCS-CEL team, along with BUMDes Istambul Karya and Karang Taruna Karangtengah District, attempted this effort. One form of effort made is by carrying out massive tourism promotions on social media of Tambakbulusan Village, Istanbul Tourism, and the SCS team.
"Some of the social media are the Village Web (embakbulusan.desa.id), Facebook (BUMDes "Istambul Karya"), and Instagram (tambakbulusan, Pantai_glagahwangi, and kknugmkarangtengah). Hopefully, Glagah Wangi Beach can improve the economy of its village. Thus, we sincerely expect support from all parties," he appealed.
Author: Agung Nugroho
Translator: Natasa A