The Community Service Team of Diponegoro University (Undip) visited Ponggok Village, Klaten Regency on November 12th 2021. This visit was part of community service activities with the theme “Assistance on the Digitalization of Commodity Products at Ponggok Village of Klaten Regency”.

In this activity, Undip community service team coordinated with the Ponggok Village Head regarding the tourism potential found in Ponggok Village, Klaten Regency. The dominant potential is a spring that is used for tourism development in Ponggok Village.

There are 4 water attractions in Ponggok Village, namely Umbul Ponggok, Umbul Sigedang, Umbul Kapilaler, and Umbul Besuki. These water tourism potentials are located in each neighborhood where the management is carried out by Pokdarwis and village-owned enterprises located in each neighborhood.

“This tourism potential has succeeded in boosting the local economy, which used to only come from the agriculture sector. This Tourism Village in Ponggok carries the spirit of sustainable ecotourism where residents join hands in maintaining the balance of nature and the surrounding environment at the village,” said Mr. Junaidi as the Head of Ponggok Village.

The community service team consists of lecturers with multi-disciplinary backgrounds, namely Anggun Puspitarini Siswanto, S.T, Ph.D., Girindra Putri Ardana Reswari, S.Pd., M.Sc. and Prof. Budi Setiyono, S.Sos., M.Pol.Admin., Ph.D. Meanwhile, the students involved in the community service activity were Alvina Nadia Darmawan, Almas Zakiy Firdaus and Uzma Syarifatul Muna S.

The digitalization assistance activity from the Undip aims to facilitate the potential of water tourism in Ponggok Village by integrating existing related units into a digital platform. (US-AS)