Seiring dengan libur semester anak-anak PAUD Sehat Ceria dan menyambut tahun baru
2018. Yayasan Balita Sehat resmi pindah ke kantor baru.
Sekitar enam tahun kantor Yayasan Balita Sehat Indonesia berada di Jl.H.Naim II No.10 Rt.003/001 Cipete Utara-Jakarta 12150 dan mulai tanggal 1 Januari 2018 sekaligus bertepatan dengan tahun baru masehi, kantor Yayasan Balita Sehat pindah di Jl. H.Sa’aba Rt.002 Rw 011 No.52 Cipete Utara Jakarta Selatan.
Kegiatan dikantor baru Yayasan Balita Sehat juga sudah mulai aktif di tandai dengan
suara ocehan anak-anak PAUD sejak tanggal 9 Januari 2018. Guru-guru dan staff menyambut
kedatangan anak-anak dengan semangat pada hari pertama mereka masuk sekolah di semester
genap. Manajer Yayasan Balita Sehat, Helga Dyah mengatakan bahwa Tahun Baru, Kantor Baru,
maka Semangat pun Harus Baru. Seluruh staff diharapkan dapat meningkatkan kinerja dalam
menjalankan program. Memberikan yang terbaik untuk Yayasan Balita Sehat yang lebih baik
pada tahun 2018.
Kantor baru Yayasan Balita Sehat terletak di gang sebelah kantor lama, mudah diakses
dengan transportasi umum atau ojek online karena masih terletak di pinggir Jl.Antasari. Letak
kantor baru juga tidak menyulitkan orang tua wali murid untuk mengantar anak-anak ke sekolah
karena tidak jauh dengan kantor lama.
Bahagia menyelimuti wajah warga Banyumanik, disana tampak wajah yang berbinar dan
suara riuh terdengar dihalaman kantor kecamatan. Pagi itu, Minggu 10 Desember 2017 Yayasan
Balita Sehat Indonesia menggelar acara unik untuk ibu hamil dan keluarga yang dikemas dalam
kegiatan “Family Day 2017”. Kegiatan ini menjunjung tema “Sehat Mental Ibu Hamilku, Hebat
Keluargaku”. Kegiatan ini bertujuan untuk meningkatkan tingkat kesadaran ibu hamil tentang
Selama ini perhatian kesehatan fisik lebih banyak diutamakan, hingga terkadang
melupakan mental ibu hamil yang tidak kalah krusial. Ibu hamil dengan gangguan mental akan
berpengaruh buruk pada awal kehidupan bayinya. Berdasarkan hal ini diperlukan kesehatan
holistik ibu hamil agar tercipta generasi sehat dan keluarga hebat.
Menurut WHO, 10% dari Ibu Hamil dan 13% dari ibu yang melahirkan di dunia
mengalami masa – masa depresi. Sedangkan di Indonesia, 1 dari 4 perempuan yang sedang
hamil memiliki pengalaman depresi dengan prevalensi sekitar 7,4%-20% antenatal dan hingga
19,2% pada trimester pertama postpartum.
Berdasarkan prevalensi tersebut maka Yayasan Balita Sehat Indonesia menggandeng
Puskesmas Ngesrep untuk meningkatkan kesadaran mental ibu hamil melalui kegiatan “Family
Day 2017”. Kegiatan ini dikemas dengan mengkolaborasikan games, talk show, doorprize dan
senam sehat ceria dalam satu wadah hangat bernuansa keluarga. Kegiatan ini dihadiri oleh lebih
dari 400 peserta yang terdiri dari ibu hamil, keluarga balita, remaja hingga pejabat instansi-
instansi pemerintah di Banyumanik.
Tak ada jarak dan sekat antara pak camat dan warga, antara kepala Puskesmas Ngesrep
dan pasien-pasiennya. Semua bergoyang dan berdendang dalam satu nada. Begitu juga dengan
Helga Dyah selaku manajer Yayasan Balita Sehat Indonesia yang tampak semangat selama
acara. Terlebih ketua panitia Butet Nur Akmalia yang senyumnya selalu tersimpul karena
menikmati rentetan acara.
Pagi itu, pukul 06.15 WIB acara diawali dengan senam bersama mas Eko sang instruktur
senam handal kebanggan PT.USG selaku mitra dari Yayasan Balita Sehat Indonesia.
Semangatnya seakan menghipnotis seluruh peserta. Baby shark, pinguin dance dan maumere
mengawali pagi yang indah. Kemudian dilanjutkan dengan sarapan bersama seluruh peserta
dengan menu soto, rebusan, susu kedelai ditambah perkedel, sate dan buah sebagai pelengkap
dan penambah ketenangan perut yang sudah mulai meronta.
Ketika sarapan berlangsung, drs. Sigit Suroso selaku Camat Banyumanik, dr. Ahnaf
Kepala Puskesmas Ngesrep dan Helga Dyah manajer YBS memberikan sambutan yang
dilanjutkan dengan pemotongan pita dan penerbangan balon sebagai pembukaan secara simbolis
kegiatan Family Day 2017 dan disambut tepuk tangan riuh dari seluruh peserta. Salah satu acara
inti kegiatan ini yaitu talk show tentang kesehatan mental yang disampaikan oleh Agung
Prasetyo S.Psi, M.Pd pemilik klinik Katakana. Lalu disusul dengan acara yang paling ditunggu-
tunggu semua peserta yaitu Family Games.
Family games terdiri dari 4 games yaitu kertas jidat untuk ibu hamil dan umum, food
pyramid untuk umum, perintah belanja untuk balita dan sosmed photo untuk peserta umum. Ibu
hamil berbondong-bondong mengikuti lomba kertas jidat dan dengan bahagia memainkan mimik
muka agar kertas bisa ditangkap mulut. Orang tua kompak dengan anaknya bersahut-sahutan
memerintahkan sang anak untuk mengambil buah dan sayur sesuai kertas perintah belanja. Photo
booth juga ramai didatangi peserta untuk berselfie ria mengabadikan momen ini.
Tak hanya itu Yayasan Balita Sehat dan Puskesmas Ngesrep juga memiliki booth yang
menjadi media promosi. Puskesmas Ngesrep mempromosikan program-program pelayanannya
termasuk kelas ibu hamil dan mengadakan pemeriksaan gratis bagi peserta. Kegiatan diakhiri
dengan pembagian doorprize dan grandprize kepada peserta. Pada kesempatan tersebut ibu hamil
dari Jangli Perbalan berhasil membawa pulang grandprize sebuah mesin cuci Sanken. Kegiatan
selesai tepat waktu dan diakhiri dengan tawa bahagia dari peserta dan seluruh panitia.
West Timor, Indonesia- November 2017. Foundation for Mother and Child Health Indonesia (FMCH) or Yayasan Balita Sehat Indonesia in partnership with Priscilla Hall Memorial Foundation (PHMF) has sucessfully conducted Days For Girls Project in West Timor, Indonesia on November 12, 2017. Days for girls is made up of a network of dedicated and passionate individuals working to ensure women and girls have the solutions they need and also committed to supporting a girl throughout her entire lifecycle, from providing her with a DfG Kit, to teaching her health education, to offering training for her when she grows older, so that she can produce DfG Kits and support hygiene needs in her community.
In 2016, FMCH Indonesia and PHMF have same interest with this project to be implemented in Indonesia, specially for girls and women in West Timor. Almost of them over there still used secondhand cloth that is not hygienic to covered their menstruation. So, it was important to raised their knowledge regarding Feminine Hygiene and Reproductive Health. PHMF’s role was bought the DfG kits and distribution from DfG Australia Chapter to Indonesia then FMCH Indonesia who will be held the training for Health Edcuation and deliver the DfG Kits to the girls and women in West Timor.
DFG has rule of conduct to run this project. First step, we should be register to get DfG Kits and the training. Then, joint to be Health Ambassador of Days For Girl through some online tasks, after finished, we got a scored and certificate of Ambassador Days for Girls. It meant we officially could be a trainer. “ I became aware of what materials were to be taught, but also understood why the program was good for women and how this program should be done,” said Helga Dyah, Manager of FMCH and an Ambassador of Days For Girl. After that, Helga has trained her 4 of West Timor Staf (They are nutritionist, Nurse, and Midwive) who will hold training to the girls.
FMCH Indonesia got almost 300 of DfG Kits from PHMF then we distribute for first batch are 159 kits to girls students at Junior High School in Sunu Village, Amanatun Selatan Sub-District, West Timor. Before started the training, our trainers have been done DfG Group Survey for pre –distribution to 126 girl students. It was important thing to do because from it , we knew how far effectivness this project run for helping women. We have been collected the data for analyze. Then, Ibu Marsa as Master trainer has present about DfG Material on Flipchart. The materials are about Puberty, Female/Male Reproductive System, Menstruation, Self Defense, Women Trafficking and how to use the DfG Kits. After training done, the trainers gave DfG kits to each of the girls. We took a theme “Hi Girls, you are lovable and Precious”, our aimed was encourage them to grow up aware that every girls or woman are beautiful and strong as well as built their confidance with her beauty, brain and body.
On 13 November 2017, the trainers have been held DfG Individual Survey for Pre Distribution to 33 girls and women in Sunu Village also interviewed Head of School, Mr. Ongki, in regards this project. “I thought this project is very helpful for the girls here in order to my students can got more to know about her body and her needs”.
“I am very grateful to get this kits, because if I am in menstruation period always using used clothes or scarves used. But it does not absorb menstrual blood properly. I am often worried about going to school when I was menstruating for fear of leaking in the skirt and later being laughed by my friends” said Denada (14 y.o).
After 2 weeks ago, Ms. Marsa came back to Sunu Village and asked a girl who has used the kits. “I’ve put on the pads. I felt comfortable, because the material does not make itchy and very soft. Absorption is also good. I Like it. Hope I get more the pads” (Nance, 14 y.o)
Jum’at, 15 Desember 2017 perwakilan Yayasan Balita Sehat Indonesia (Aris Gunawan dan
Citra ) berkunjung langsung ke lokasi bencana banjir dan tanah longsor di darah Gunung
Bantuan dari YBS Indonesia beberapa hari sebelumnya sudah diterima oleh rekan-rekan
Karang Taruna Sendang 7 yang mengkoordinir bantuan dari warga dan para donatur. Oleh
mereka bantuan YBS dibelanjakan berupa barang-barang seperti (Biskuit, perlengkapan bayi,
perlengkapan sekolah, pembalut wanita, dan obat-obatan). Ada pula barang lain dari mereka
seperti pakaian layak pakai dan makanan kering.
Setelah bertemu dengan perwakilan rekan-rekan Karang Taruna di Bandara Adi Sutjipto
Yoyakarta, kami meluncur menuju BPBD Gunung Kidul (Badan Penanggulangan Bencana
Daerah). Kami berkoordinasi dengan tim BPBD (Pak Bambang) dan beliau
merekomendasikan bantuan yang akan diberikan dapat diserahkan ke Kecamatan Nglipar
atau Gedong Sari (yang cukup parah). Ada18 kecamatan di Kabupaten Gunung Kidul yang
perlu mendapat perhatian.
Setibanaya di Kecamatan Nglipar kami berkoordinasi dengan pihak kecamatan dan saat itu
pula sedang ada rapat koordinasi antar kepala desa sekecamatan Nglipar. Desa yang paling
membutuhkan bantuan terutama perlengkapan bayi dan susu adalah Desa Pengkol yang
dikepalai oleh Pak Margiyanto.
Untuk pendistribusian bantuan dari YBS Indonesia dan Karang Taruna Sendang 7, kami
berkunjung bersama Kepala Desa Pengkol (Pak Margiyanto) dan menyerahkan bantuan ke
Desa tersebut yang nantinya akan diberikan ke Dusun yang mengalami kerusakan parah
Desa Pengkol memiliki 6 Dusun/ Dukuh yang seuanya mengalami kerusakan, seperti:
a. Dukuh Gagan Rt. 01/05 (7 KK = 25 jiwa (balita: 4, dan lansia: 3) yang terancam longsor
rumahnya dan harus diungsikan.
b. Dukuh Geger Rt. 06/04 (7 KK = 23 jiwa (balita: 3, dan lansia: 1) yang terancam longsor
rumahnya dan harus diungsikan.
Dukuh Geger Rt. 07/04 (5 KK = 16 jiwa (balita: 1, dan lansia: 2) yang terancam longsor
rumahnya dan harus diungsikan.
c. Dukuh Kedokploso Rt. 03/10 (12 KK = 30 jiwa (balita: 3, dan lansia: 6) yang terancam
longsor rumahnya dan harus diungsikan.
d. Dukuh Glompong Rt. 04/10 (2 KK = 7 jiwa (balita: 1) yang terancam longsor rumahnya
dan harus diungsikan.
e. Dukuh Pagutan Rt. 03/08 (1 KK = 4 jiwa) yang terancam longsor rumahnya dan harus
f. Dukuh Kebonjero Rt. 01/06 (2 KK = 6 jiwa (balita: 1, dan lansia: 2) yang terancam
longsor rumahnya dan harus diungsikan.
Untuk jelasnya kami mengunjungi Dukuh Kedokploso yang parah mengalami bencana
dibantu arahan oleh Pak Margiyanto yang rumahnya juga rusak parah.
There are many ways to donate, and this unique way by a young talented designer, Pandu Yosomartono might inspire others. Pandu has committed to donate 10% from the clothes he makes, to develop the art education for children under 5 years old, and also to educate pregnant women in Jakarta and East Nusa Tenggara. On Saturday 14 May 2016, he re-launched his designer clothes Collection No. 1, 2016 at Glass Room, Jakarta National Museum. He wants to be the connection between his clients, and Foundation for Mother and Child Health Indonesia, through his collection.
As an artistic director from House of Pandu Yosomartono, Pandu constitutes the “Titik Nadir” theme by Indonesian artist Mr. Sunaryo. At the beginning “Titik Nadir” was published in the year 1998 and was based on depression, which the artist reflected as a problem in this country. Pandu interpreted “Titik Nadir” as the lowest level of life, from press release Pandu Yosomartono Collection No. 1, 2016.
The Artistic director wants to give a message to his audience about the social environmental characteristics around him. Messages about darkness, depression, anger, in-justice, and loneliness, but that there is also still hope. “This event is one step ahead to help mothers and children at NTT from the lowest level of health and life conditions, to better conditions. We move from titik nadir to better life for Indonesia,” said Syifa Andina, FMCH Indonesia chairwoman, in the beginning of her speech.
Pandu indirectly commits to empower women and children in Indonesia. On that night, Pandu also gave FMCH Indonesia facility to show our work in Cipete, Bojonggede, and East Nusa Tenggara through a photography exhibition. There were 12 photos presented at the event, which directly informed the audience about FMCH Indonesia.
Collection No. 1, 2016, is a collection of the highest award for the arts, as an Indonesian revolution agent. Pandu was not alone when he launched his collection. He worked with numerous Indonesian women such as Suri Suria, an Indonesian emerging painter, Chyntia Niari, a pianist with numerous acknowledgements, Dena Rahman and also Anggie Akbar from DRAMA. Mrs. Ira Lembong, a FMCH Indonesia co-founder, also walked at the catwalk and presented Pandus’ clothes. The event ended with Mrs. Ira Lembongs’ walk.
Thank you for the support that you give to FMCH Indonesia. We really appreciate it Pandu!
Following my months spent in Mumbai volunteering for FMCH India, I arrived in Jakarta on May 2nd to spend a couple of weeks with FMCH Indonesia. I have had a fantastic time observing YBS’s work & trying to lend as much help as I can, as well as enjoying the city’s sights, sounds and incomparable street food. On the 8th, YBS was visited by representatives from one of its most important sponsors, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML). I was on hand to take photographs.
The BAML delegation, a mixture of Indonesians and expats including, were friendly, interested and keen to spend time with the children – they played games like Chinese Whispers and Pictionary, and taught the children English through the dance Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes. The mothers we serve from the community were given lesson by BAML employees for the mothers about financial education. The delegation’s leaders, Ms Mira Arifin and Mr. Matthew Koder, were presented with pictures made by the children.
The success of the visit made last Thursday a brilliant day for both children and adults. It demonstrates the success of YBS’s partnership with Bank of America and cements the relationship, hopefully for many years to come!
On 10 March 2013, FMCH Indonesia welcomed the BBC film crew making the follow-up to their hugely popular ‘Toughest Place to be a….’ series and Wilbur Ramirez, the charismatic London binman, singer and now, philanthropist, who was the focus of the first programme.
In the first programme 18 months ago, Wilbur Ramirez spent ten days living and working as one of the army of the semi-destitute binmen who collect rubbish in Jakarta, one of the biggest and fastest growing cities in the world.During his stay Wilbur joined Jakarta-based binman, Imam Saffi, on his back-breaking daily round as he collected the rubbish of Jakarta’s wealthy and discovered the poverty and squalor of life next to a fly-ridden tip.See what happened here.
Since his return to London, Wilbur has raised money to help the Jakarta binmen and met with Barbara Jayson MBE, founder of the Foundation of Mother and Child Health, to talk about how FMCH Indonesia can use this money to help Imam’s community, in Central Jakarta.
When Wilbur returned to Jakarta in March this year, he wanted to meet the FMCH Indonesia team to see our work and what we can do to help the marginalised families in Imam’s community. He was joined by the series producer and director Simon Davies, cameraman, Luke, and their team. See what happened here in ‘Toughest Place to be a….Binman, the Return’.
On a hot afternoon on Sunday 10 March, Wilbur came to visit our mother-and-child centre in Jakarta to see how we can work together to help improve the lives of Imam’s community. He first met Nur Febriani, FMCH Indonesia’s Programme Manager, known here as Febri. She welcomed him, gave him a cold drink and then talked about our organisation and our work.
She then invited him to join her and one of our team members, Pak Woto, to go to a rubbish collectors’ community we work with, close by in South Jakarta. This community of 300 families relies on vulnerable income and faces many challenges including lack of access to good healthcare and education for pre-primary school age children.
One of the activities that happens every week in this community, is a visit by Pak Woto, one of our Early Learning Centre teachers, who takes a Smart Cart filled in with books for the kids there. The aims are to increase the reading interest of the children and to tell stories or give a puppet show, with important health messages.
Wilbur valiantly pushes the heavy Smart Cart to the rubbish collectors’ community and is greeted by the children there
(photo copyright: Lou SImpson)
The day Wilbur visited was hot and the Smart Cart is heavy, so Wilbur kindly offered to push the cart to the community. On the way, he, Febri and Pak Woto talked more about the issues facing families living in poor, urban communities.
When they arrived at the community, they were met by a large crowd of children, excited to see Pak Woto, but more excited to see Wilbur for his first visit.
In the heat and humidity, Wilbur valiantly pushed the Smart Cart through the small, crowded alleyways in the community to the mosque, where the storytelling happens.
Wilbur reads the children a story inside the mosque. The children squeal with delight with their mothers look through the window,
(photo copyright: Lou SImpson)
After a rousing puppet show by Pak Woto, explaining the benefits of washing hands, Wilbur joined all the children in the mosque to read them ‘Beauty and the Beast’. From the first word, the children were enthralled and squealing with excitement as Wilbur read them the story, with great animation. Several mothers looked through the windows, beaming widely.
The visit touched not only Wilbur, but also the film crew, as they shook hands with all of the children when it was time to leave. On the way back, Wilbur talked with Febri about what he had seen and experienced and the issues facing this, and Imam’s community.
When everyone arrived back at FMCH Indonesia, Wilbur then presented Febri with a cheque for 3,000 UK pounds which he had raised to fund a programme to work with Imam’s community.
On Tuesday 12 March, Wilbur and the BBC team joined Febri and FMCH Indonesia’s team including our health educators and doctor.
Our approach when first working with a community is to visit the community to see their living conditions and challenges. We then conduct a needs assessment with the community, to hear from them what challenges they are facing.
Wilbur with Iman and the binmen that he works with in Jakarta
(photo copyright: Lou Simpson)
We invited the community to come and talk through the issues they face and how we can help. About 30 men and women from Imam’s community came to Karang Taruna office in Guntur District, in North Jakarta.
The discussion was started by Febri, explaining the work of FMCH Indonesia. Then it was continued by our senior Health Educator, Nur Akmalia. She facilitated the discussion to find the problems faced by the community. Issues discussed included lack of personal hygiene, diseases and injuries related to their work as binmen, and lack of activities for women in the day. At the end of the discussion, the community asked for us to work with them providing two main activities: health education and skill training for women.
We plan to start work in Imam’s community in June 2013 and will start with coordination with the local government, continued by direct implementation with the community.
Everyone at FMCH Indonesia would like to sincerely thank Wilbur, Simon, Luke, Shinta and Bobby for their time and patience with us during the filming and for this great opportunity to share our work.