YOGYAKARTA. (18/08) Jatimulyo Empowered Village, besides being known as a tourist village, Jatimulyo Village is also a cultural village. That afternoon the Empowered Village Facilitator had the opportunity to accompany the PKK Sokomoyo to practice “Gejog Lesung”. One of the cultural heritage that is almost extinct but tries to remain preserved in the midst of this modern era to be introduced to the younger generation.
The mothers looked passionate, hit mortar, singing and even dancing among. Obviously there is no sad expression despite their old age.
“We do this twice a week, so if we often gather, share stories make us healthy and open minded” said Mrs. Tini, one of the members.
They often practice twice a week because the PKK assisted by Rumah Zakat has often performed in the Regency in various events, so it must be a routine exercise to maintain performance.
“This activity was stalled some time ago due to various obstacles in the community, Alhamdulillah, with the existence of Rumah Zakat in collaboration with ZIS Indosat there are places and facilities for activities so that positive activities like Gejog Lesung are getting more organized today,” said Suyanti as PKK chairman.
ZIS Indosat Inspiration Hall in Jatimulyo Kulon Progo is located in Joglo Padmo Saputro, it is located in the mountainous area but internet facilities, digital corner always accompanies community activities so that every day is used for youth volley ball training, Lesung Gejog, PKK Gardening, tutoring, computer lessons, regular meetings , village director, coaching, posyandu, gymnastics, and others activities.
“Alhamdulilah, this inspiration hall serves as a center for activities in the village, hopefully it will be more useful and continue to spread goodness in the villages with the power of Jatimulyo, Girimulyo, Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta,” said Murji, a village facilitator with Jatimulyo.
Dani Suhardi / Lailatul Istikhomah