Building Independence and Exemplary Character through the Independent Curriculum in Islamic Primary Schools (Madrasah Ibtidaiyah) in Pekalongan: Enlightening the Community through Dedicated Service
Keywords:Kurikulum Merdeka, character development, primary schools, community engagement
This program aims to explore the implementation of the "Kurikulum Merdeka" (Independent Curriculum) in Islamic primary schools (Madrasah Ibtidaiyah, MI) in Pekalongan, Indonesia, with a focus on fostering students' independence and character development. This is a community service activity that is packaged in socialization activities through the virtual platform. The program includes three phases: planning, implementation, and evaluation. The program involved 50 participants, including teachers, school principals, students, and community members. The program includes three phases: planning, implementation, and evaluation. The community engagement program successfully promoted independence and developed exemplary character traits among participants. Through interactive workshops, mentoring sessions, and community projects, participants demonstrated increased self-confidence, critical thinking skills, and ethical behavior. The program's comprehensive approach highlights the importance of holistic education in nurturing responsible and well-rounded individuals capable of making positive contributions to society. The outcomes serve as a testament to the transformative impact of community engagement in building a stronger and morally upright community.