Community Service activities as an integral part of the Tri Dharma of Higher Education always try to be carried out optimally by the lecturers of the Indonesian Literature Study Program, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Diponegoro University. This time the community service activities were carried out simultaneously by all lecturers of the Indonesian Literature Study Program in Bandungrejo Village, Ngablak District, Magelang Regency, Central Java. The culmination of the series of community service activities will be held on Thursday 22 June 2023 in the form of training, mentoring, outreach and discussion. As a region that is strong in terms of culture, especially in the form of the Soreng Dance, Indonesian Literature study program lecturers organize various activities that support the progress of the local community, both in the arts and education.
In this era of disruption and information technology, people are facing many opportunities as well as challenges to be able to continue to adapt and take advantage of the opportunities that exist. As a response to this phenomenon, Indonesian Literature Lecturers compiled socialization and discussion materials related to media literacy for students, housewives, and also cultural activists. At school, Indonesian Literature lecturers provide material about the importance of media literacy as a way to prevent hoaxes on social media and the use of social media to support SDGs-based quality skills education.
Some of the training and assistance that was carried out was the application of news text EYD for Bandungrejo One Roof Middle School 3, increasing story telling abilities for Bandungrejo Elementary School students, as well as assisting in writing fairy tales for MI Ma’arif students, Bandungrejo Village, Ngablak, Magelang. Apart from students, village officials are also provided with assistance regarding the use of EYD in official letters. Efforts to save the younger generation from the dangers of drugs are also targeted in these community service activities. Several lecturers gave directions to local youth to always protect themselves from the dangers of drugs. However, the younger generation is an important asset for the Bandungrejo community.
Soreng art is also inseparable from the attention of the Lecturer of the Indonesian Literature Study Program, Faculty of Cultural Sciences, Diponegoro University. The presence of the lecturers was greeted with a performance of the Soreng dance which was presented in a very enchanting manner in terms of dress, make-up, and dance moves. Not only enjoying the show, Dr.Sukarjo Waluyo, M.Hum., as head of the Indonesian Literature study program with Prof.Dr. Mudjahirin Thohir, M.S. and Dr. Redyanto Noor, M. Hum. invited the management of the Agree Citizen Art Center (SWS) and their dancers to discuss the opportunities and challenges in increasing Soreng’s progress at the national and international levels, including in relation to technological developments. It is hoped that a series of community service activities will optimize the potential of the Ngablak community.