PKM Empowering Youth Pesantren with Biopreneurship through Pontianak Banana Product Packaging
Keywords:youth empowerment, biopreneurship, pontianak banana
The difficulty of finding a job requires the world of education to change the paradigm of maindset of students from the culture of job seekers to entrepreneurs. Pesantren is a potential educational institution and can also provide hands-on experience to students or students. Islamic boarding school graduates do not all become teachers or go to college or also directly work while students' desire or interest in entrepreneurship is still very low. Pesantren must be able to equip students or students by inserting learning activities with entrepreneurship education in order to equip them with skills. Particularly in the product packaging stage in this case is the use of Pontianak bananas because Pontianak bananas are bananas that have high economic value. The purpose of this abdimas is to inspire and empower students in pesantren so as to create their own employment with the skills to make products made from biodiversity. The results of this community service activity were the students' interest in entrepreneurship, especially the Pontianak fried banana business. This can be seen from the enthusiasm of the students in participating in activities by asking many questions about the product, how to package the product, label the product and also market the product.