Help Developing Technology- Based Entrepreneurship, FILKOM Students Develop Healthy Internet in Plandi Village

Students of the Faculty of Computer Science Universitas Brawijaya who are members of Group 23 of Real Work Lectures (KKN) consisting of 30 students with supervisors Tibyani, S.T., M.T and Activity Coordinator Lecturer Dwija Wisnu Brata, S.ST., M.T. stive to help improving the economy in Plandi Village, Wonosari District, through the use of technology.

They created a website for Plandi Village profile and created an application that made it easier for village officials and the community in making letters from the village government.

“The main goal of KKN students is to help introducing the community in Plandi Village to be more familiar with technology by socializing Healthy Internet.

So, the community is educated through the socialization later.

“We will also provide assistance to village MSMEs by assisting and educating in digital marketing in order to improve the economy of the community of Plandi Village,” said Firda Zuhrotul Ma’wa as Group Chair.

With the program stated by the Group Chair, the benefits obtained by the village community will be more aware of technological developments in the field of entrepreneurship so that it can be implemented in their business.

In addition, the younger generation in the village can find out the various benefits of implementing IT and how to use technology with good and right goals.

Of course this KKN activity is not easy since it is carried out online and offline, the obstacle faced by the group is the lack of human resources (students) who are not always available and ready at the KKN location.

KKN students of FILKOM are currently collecting data and taking videos of MSMEs and the potentials exist in Plandi village for village branding purposes, as well as making visits to schools to coordinate the implementation of healthy internet socialization.

As an additional activity outside of the work program, the Community Service Group also helped organize and became the committee for the 76th Indonesian Independence Day activities at Madrasah Ibtidaiyah there.

For group members who do not go into the field, they will assist in the process of making websites, application for correspondence, designing posters and banners, compiling healthy internet booklets and marketing, and making village maps.

Firda said that the target for completion of the program from group 23 is on September 17-18, 2021.

Absolutely, the program being carried out by Group 23 gets positive feedback from the community of Plandi Village. Many villagers are enthusiastic and help the program from Group 23 and cooperate in the implementation of FILKOM Student Community Service activities until the program that is run is successful and finished. (drn/Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)