Soap-Making Training: Advancing Student’s Creativity and Economy in The New Normal
Manba’ul Maarif Denanyar Islamic Boarding School started its learning activities in the new normal. Unfortunately, it had not been able to independently fulfill the needs for conducting hygiene and health protocols, for instance by providing soaps. This study aimed to describe the soap-making process and examine the students’ performance. This study was conducted during the community service empowered by Asset-based community development (ABCD) model. Results conveyed that FGD was undertaken during the preparation and planning stage of which the outcome included the consideration of making itchy, acne, beauty, liquid, and dishwashing soaps as well as hand sanitizer. At the action stage, training was conducted in two sessions with lecturing method, demonstration, guided practice, evaluation, and product branding strategies. Another result showed that the students’ performance was excellent in terms of product quality and packaging. Further, an assessment on the training implementation was conducted and the training program was followed up by giving assistance in opening a product business named SABUNA.