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

Oleh: Komang, Junior High School Grade 1, 13 old tahun, Manikaji

km arthana manikajiHari Selasa, 15 September 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. Setelah itu, 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. Hari ini, for my Empower class I’m going to posyandu1 in Bonyoh Hamlet2 with my friends to learn about posyandu.

Ketika saya tiba di sekolah, 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, itu berarti kita harus pergi ke Bonyoh segera. Tiba di Bonyoh, kami sarapan terlebih dahulu dan kemudian membersihkan lingkungan dari sampah plastik yang. The Posyandu biasanya diadakan di balai banjar (balai desa), jadi kami menyiapkan seluruh persyaratan seperti meja, skala, pengukuran tinggi, yard kelompok bermain, dll. Dalam beberapa menit, satu persatu para ibu datang dengan bayi mereka. The posyandu dimulai dengan menimbang bayi. The posyandu sangat ramai. Beberapa bayi menangis ketika kader itu berat dan pengukuran tinggi badan mereka. We were divided into small groups to help the cadre in each activity while we learnt about it. 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. Ya, their personality doesn’t like their appearance. I was wrong. They were very kind and they answered my questions patiently with smiles.

Kegiatan posyandu yang sangat melelahkan. Setelah menyelesaikan mereka, kita dijatuhkan di Kantor Ban untuk mengubah mobil karena truk tidak bisa mencapai rumah kami. Kami menunggu sekitar 30 menit untuk mobil. Sementara menunggu kami berbicara dan berdiskusi dengan para guru tentang kegiatan kami di posyandu. Kemudian mobil datang dan membawa kami ke rumah kami. Tiba di rumah saya, Aku punya mobil sakit. Aku langsung mengambil mandi dan tidur sampai malam. Itu adalah sangat pengalaman melelahkan dan menarik.

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Catatan:

  1. 1) Posyandu: adalah pos kesehatan bulanan terintegrasi untuk desa-desa, dirancang untuk memantau dan mendukung ibu hamil dan menyusui dan bayi 0-5 tua dengan imunisasi tahun, cek status gizi, lengkap pemeriksaan kesehatan dan suplemen gizi.
  2. 2) Bonyoh: adalah salah satu 27 posyandu di desa Ban yang EBPP, dalam kemitraan dengan Pemerintah Puskesmas (Puskesmas), memfasilitasi setiap bulan. Alasan siswa Manikaji kami pergi ke Bonyoh dan tidak Manikaji posyandu adalah bahwa posyandu Manikaji tidak bisa dijadwal ulang untuk Selasa, yang dijadwalkan hari Manikaji sekolah Empower kami setiap minggu.
  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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