Stories from EBPP students: Practicing community health activities at Posyandu so I can Empower my community

Por: Komang, Junior High School Grade 1, 13 años de edad, Manikaji

km arthana manikajimartes, 15 Septiembre 2015, I woke up at 06.00 AM. I directly washed my face and took my sickle to cut the grass in the farm. After full filling my basket with grass, I went home for feeding my cows. Después de esto, I took the water from the water tank for taking a bath. It was not taking a long time until I was ready to go to school. Este Dia, for my Empower class I’m going to posyandu1 in Bonyoh Hamlet2 with my friends to learn about posyandu.

Cuando llegué a la escuela, the white car of EBPP was apparently there for picking the students. Some of my friends were waiting for me too. I ran to the car and sit on the back. On the way from school to the Ban Office I saw my other friends were waiting for the car on the roadside. The car took them to the Ban Office too.

At the office we were welcomed by the teachers. Before going to Bonyoh, they briefed us about what we have to do there. We were divided into groups that had different job. I was placed in playgroup. Besides, we were asked to do an interview to the mothers there about their baby’s health.

The red truck was coming, that was mean we have to go to Bonyoh immediately. Arrived at Bonyoh, desayunamos primero y luego limpiar los alrededores de la basura plástica. El IHC por lo general se lleva a cabo en el sala de banjo (Ayuntamiento), así que hemos preparado toda la exigencia como tabla, escala, medición de la altura, patio grupo de juego, etc. En poco tiempo, Una a una las madres llegaron con su bebé. El posyandu se inició pesando el bebé. El posyandu estaba muy lleno. Algunos de los bebés lloraban cuando el cuadro estaba pesando y midiendo su altura. Nos dividieron en grupos pequeños para ayudar a los cuadros en cada actividad mientras nos enteramos de ello. There were some activities such as checking the weight, measuring the height and length, play group, awareness about health, and wound care. In play group, my job was to clean the baby’s hands and feet before they playing in the play group yard. Some of them were crying when I cleaned their hands. Then, my friend – in play group gave them a ball and toy and they stop crying.

In the posyandu, there were Cambodian people3 visited and learned with us. The teacher said that they came here to learn about EBPP activities such as posyandu. After all the activities were done, we shared nutritious green bean porridge to the mothers. That time was our opportunity to do the interview. I was really shy and afraid because I didn’t know them. Their face looked nervous and their voice was so loud. But, with the help of the teachers, I tried to interview them. Sí, their personality doesn’t like their appearance. I was wrong. They were very kind and they answered my questions patiently with smiles.

The posyandu activities were very tiring. After finishing them, que nos dejó en la oficina de Ban para cambiar el coche porque el camión no pudo llegar a nuestra casa. Estábamos esperando por alrededor 30 minutos para el coche. A la espera de que hablamos y discutimos con los maestros acerca de nuestras actividades en posyandu. A continuación, el coche llegó y nos llevó a nuestra casa. Al llegar a mi casa, Me enfermé de coche. Yo directamente di un baño y dormir hasta la noche. Esa fue una muy una experiencia agotadora e interesante.

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Notas:

  1. 1) IHC: es el puesto de salud mensual integrado por pueblos, diseñado para monitorear y apoyar a las madres embarazadas y lactantes y niños de pecho 0-5 años de edad con las vacunas, comprobaciones de estado de nutrición, completa los controles de salud y suplementos nutricionales.
  2. 2) Bonyoh: es uno de 27 posyandu en la aldea de Ban que EBPP, en colaboración con el Gobierno PHC (Centro de Salud de la Comunidad), facilitar cada mes. La razón por la que nuestros estudiantes Manikaji fue a Bonyoh y no Manikaji posyandu es que el posyandu Manikaji no podía ser reprogramado para el Martes, which is our Manikaji school Empower scheduled day each week.
  3. 3) Cambodian People: Representatives of the Cambodian NGO, “Build your Future Today (BFT), spent 2 full days with EBPP on 15-16 September to learn about EBPP’s successful outreach health and education programmes to help improving their activities with impoverished villages in Northern Cambodia
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