Stories from EBPP students on extra curricular Empower programme:

It’s more than 40%. ¿Me puede ayudar a cambiarlo a convertirse 0%?”

Por: Wayan (girl), Grado Senior High School 3, 17 Años, Suavizante

CYMERA_20150918_090438This is the 6º meetings of EMpower class. Today I got the lesson about malnutrition. Malnutrition is an unhealthy condition (thin or short) that caused by nutrition deficiency like macronutrient (carbohydrate, protein, fat), micronutrient (vitamin and minerals) or both. Malnutrition has a big effect for human like stunting (short) and wasting (thin). This effect is very dangerous and could threat a human life, especially wasting, if we don’t help them immediately, it would become a serious problem.

My village is isolated which make us difficult to get anything especially food and also the people here doesn’t really know about malnutrition and its effect. It makes the stunting rate here is more than 40 %. It makes me so worried. In another situation I’m glad because the wasting rate is 0 % – none wasting. I hope stunting could be the same as wasting.

En esta lección también aprendí cómo resolver el problema de la desnutrición. El profesor dijo que podemos solucionar el retraso en el crecimiento y la emaciación si los alimentamos con comida sana. Para la mujer embarazada, they ought to consume healthy food in order to feed their baby with enough nutrition so they born a healthy baby. I want to share this information to the people in my village hopefully they can change their eating habit so there will not be any problem about nutrition in the future.

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After explaining about the material, the teacher showed a video about malnutrition to us. The video showed the same problem; stunting and wasting which happened in Ghana-Africa. It was surprising us. Almost the country in the world apparently has the same problem. The good news is the government all over the world makes an action called SUN Movement aimed to solve the problem; improve nutrition and earning potential of individuals and nation. This movement is involve 55 countries includes Indonesia. I was so glad hear that news. I hope all of the action they have created for tackling the malnutrition could be successes so the people all over the world especially in my village could grow up well becomes a healthy generation.

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