A total of 4,857 students of KKN (Community Service) Team 2 of Diponegoro University in 2022 were coming back from the KKN location. The KKN students acceptance ceremony was held online through the Zoom meeting platform, on Thursday (18/8).
Representing the Undip Rector, Prof. Faisal, S.E., M.Si., Ph.D. as Vice Rector I said that the task of KKN is a noble task which is part of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education, namely community service.
“Through the Community Service Program, students have made extraordinary contributions, both in the form of energy and thoughts, to support the development of the nation by implementing various kinds of community development programs including the establishment of tourist villages and mentoring MSMEs. The implementation of KKN activities will certainly make a significant contribution to educating students to be directly involved in the community as well as to become agents of change that have a positive impact on the community,” he said.
“KKN activities can develop students’ sense of sensitivity and social cognition in the community and of course also help in the process of accelerating development and creating cadres of successors to development activities in the community. Through KKN activities, students have transferred knowledge and technology in accordance with the potential that exists in the community. In this context, the community is actively involved, starting in the process of planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating work programs. The reconstruction of KKN activities is expected to be able to produce true leaders, namely Undip graduates who have high empathy and concern for community problems,” continued Prof. Faisal.
Prof. Faisal hoped that after the KKN is over, the students will be useful human beings for the community and the surrounding environment, continue to uphold the integrity of the Undip alma mater through virtuous behavior, have a good mindset and continue to raise the Undip name.
In his report, Prof. Dr. Jamari, S.T., M.T. as the Head of the Institute for Research and Community Service (LPPM) said KKN Team 2 activities were carried out starting from July 5 to August 18, 2022 with the distribution of students in the provinces of Aceh, North Sumatra, West Sumatra, South Sumatra, Riau, Riau Islands, Bangka Belitung Islands, Jambi, Lampung, Banten, DKI Jakarta, West Java, Central Java, Special Region of Yogyakarta, East Java, West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, Kalimantan East, North Kalimantan, Bali, Central Sulawesi, South Sulawesi, North Sulawesi, West Nusa Tenggara and Papua West. The location of the KKN program is carried out in 147 districts and cities throughout Indonesia. Coordination of the implementation of KKN in the local regions is carried out representatively in several districts in Central Java province, namely Tegal Regency, Magelang Regency, Kudus Regency, Sragen Regency, Pati Regency, Rembang Regency, Wonogiri Regency, and Klaten Regency.
“The forms of activities that have been carried out by students include community empowerment through the establishment of tourist villages. Undip students together with the community and village officials conducting FGDs in initiating the formation of tourist villages, and mentoring MSMEs of snack food in the regions in obtaining PIRT permits. They also provided assistance to health cadres in the month of national child immunization which aimed to support the government in increasing immunization achievements. The Undip team made profile videos that aim to disseminate information on villages and Undip Community Service Programs, as well as the formation of sustainable cities and communities that support the SDGs program,” he explained. (Lin – Public Relations)