IPB University Students Teach the Sumedang Society to Make Chicken Nugget

The majority of poultry owners in Trunamanggala village only utilized the eggs and meat to be consumed and sold without further processing. Last July, students of Thematic Real Work Lecture (KKN-T) of IPB University in Trunamanggala Village, Cimalaka District, Sumedang District held a training about chicken nugget making with chicken meat as its basic ingredients.

The objective of the training was to increase innovation to create processed product with an already available raw material in the village; chicken meat. Besides that, it aimed to improve the consumption of animal protein in the village through chicken meat.

Many housewives and teachers who came from 11 areas in Trunamanggala Village attended the training. The students did a cooking demo, from the ingredients preparation and the processes which consisted of mixing, forming, and frying. The participants were also given the opportunity to make their own nuggets with existing ingredients.

The students hoped that this activity could provide new insights for participants and can further implemented at home as daily consumption. In addition to personal consumption, this nugget, which is healthy without additional preservatives, can also be developed and become a business opportunity.

Other program conducted was Kokedama. Kokedama is a handicraft that uses plants and soil media which are formed into circles, then wrapped around ropes or threads. This activity is aimed at students of the Private Madrasah Ibtidaiyah (MIS) Pangkalan located in Trunamanggala Village and is participated by all third to sixth grade students.

Its aims were to improve the aesthetics of the school and also increase creativity of the students in utilizing soil and plants.

This event gained high enthusiasm from students and teachers of the elementary school. "This Kokedama Program is the first time in school and it turns out that it is very good at triggering creativity. The children are very happy because they can play while learning, and their handicrafts can be displayed as decoration at school," said Fuad Kurnia, Principal of MIS Pangkalan Fuad Kurnia School.

Published Date : 02-Sep-2019

Resource Person : Fuad Kurnia

Keyword : Chicken Nugget, Kokedama, KKN T, IPB University