Proceedings of the 13th International Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar, IISS 2019, 30-31 October 2019, Malang, Indonesia

Research Article

Community-based Workshop to Strengthen the Role of Housewives in the Family (Case Study: Making Composter from Used Material)

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.23-10-2019.2293046,
        author={Andi Prasetiyo Wibowo},
        title={Community-based Workshop to Strengthen the Role of Housewives in the Family (Case Study: Making Composter from Used Material)},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 13th International Interdisciplinary Studies Seminar, IISS 2019, 30-31 October 2019, Malang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={IISS},
        year={2020},
        month={3},
        keywords={women empowerment social media household-scale composter waste management used material},
        doi={10.4108/eai.23-10-2019.2293046}
    }
    
  • Andi Prasetiyo Wibowo
    Year: 2020
    Community-based Workshop to Strengthen the Role of Housewives in the Family (Case Study: Making Composter from Used Material)
    IISS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.23-10-2019.2293046
Andi Prasetiyo Wibowo1,*
  • 1: Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta, Indonesia
*Contact email: andi.prasetiyo@uajy.ac.id

Abstract

The family is an integral part of our education system. Starting from the family, a human will get the experience of getting his first information. It is essential for the role of the family in giving one's character. Without intending to discredit the role of women or in this case, homemakers in Indonesia, the figure was considered to be the spearhead of family education. The existence of information technology and social media makes it very easy for homemakers to get information, including establishing relationships with the outside world and finally forming a community. Including in efforts to preserve the environment, we should not underestimate the role of homemakers and trivial. Through community networks and supported by social media in this digital era, it is not hard to gather participants to engage in a workshop, in this case, to make a simple composter to convert household waste (food waste) into organic fertilizer. The making of the composter, made from a paint bucket and PVC pipe, is guided by a mentor who has made it previously. These housewives then go through the process of making the composter themselves, hoping they can better understand the process and be able to repeat it later. Interaction with the community/group also remains intertwined in the continued process afterwards. From this community, it is creating social relations to provide mutual support and maintain the spirit of environmental awareness.