Gampong Cot Baroh Promotes Village’s Potential Through the Internet

Gampong Cot Baroh is located in Glumpang Tiga District, Pidie Regency, Aceh. The distance of the village from the regency capital is very far. Exactly, the location of gampong is on the border of Pidie Jaya Regency.

In 2013, some young people from Cot Baroh were inspired by the innovation of Melung Village in Central Java, which was published on television. They are motivated to emulate the innovation of Desa Melung which uses the internet to promote the potential and products of the village.

Cot Baroh needs internet technology support to reorganize village life and development. At that time, Cot Baroh was in the eighth year of the peace agreement in Aceh. The condition of the village is very minimal in terms of facilities, both physical infrastructure and the community’s economy.

During the conflict period in Aceh, all village infrastructure was in ruins. Not surprisingly, Cot Baroh is a backward village compared to other villages in Indonesia.

To promote activities and potential gampong, several Cot Baroh youth use a variety of information media on the internet, likely via Facebook, Blogspot, and the web via https://gampongcotbaroh.desa.id. Gampong Cot Baroh gets free web support through Program of 1.000 Free Website from Gedhe Nusantara.

The Cot Baroh youths are moving with enthusiasm. Funding for activities is fulfilled independently, without financial support from the village government. Gampong government conditions are still under-development conditions, they don’t have a village office or computer support.

Although without budget support from the gampong government, there is no office, computer, but the youth are able to consistently manage the official social media and website of Gampong Cot Baroh by actively voicing the condition of the village. They use their computers for managing web content, social media, and video conferencing.


Dermaji Awaken Village Civilization through the Naladipa Museum Innovation

The Naladipa Museum is an innovation of Dermaji’s Government to develop a knowledge management approach base of the village. The museum is a medium to learning and character building of the village community.

The Museum was founded on June 17, 2013. The museum room is locating in the Village Official Hall area. It contains a collection of agricultural equipment in the past, ancient objects, and almost extinct household items.

People appreciated with enthusiast, they visited the museum with their children. The parents explained the usefulness of the collections in the museum. They also donated the family’s ancient collection into a museum collection.

Museum collects a variety of the village’s heritage, both tangible heritage and intangible. Tangible heritage collections such as agricultural equipment, kitchen equipment, ancient lighting, and weapons of rural communities. Meanwhile, intangible heritage collections such as local knowledge, stories of people, traditions, and other community skills.

The Dermaji community can learn how to live and develop the community through museum collections.

The Dermaji Government uses information technology to manage the museum. There is a barcode in each collection that is connected to the online knowledge management system. Besides visiting in person, visitors can access the museum’s collection via the internet.

The Naladipa Museum also has library facilities. The library provides a variety of collections and learning media. The Dermaji government wants to connect local wisdom and tradition of learning is the basic capital to build the village’s future.

The museum is also a medium for student learning to recognize the traditions and ways of life of rural communities. Students explore the values contained in museum collections. The local wisdom value makes children not leave their traditional roots as the original character of the nation.

In the future, innovation is applied in the other villages. Factually, every kampong has knowledge and artifacts that show how people survive and grow. Village museums, such as the Naladipa Museum, are a medium for connecting information from one generation to the next.

The success of the Naladipa Museum is inseparable from the support of the Gedhe Nusantara. The NGO is actively campaigning for good and clean governance, including information technology support and knowledge management in rural areas.

Don’t forget, let’s go visit the museum!


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