J718 Anak Anak Bali
Indonesia, Southeast Asia
In 2019 rural village children were surveyed about basic health awareness. It was found that 46% of high school girls had no knowledge of menstruation before puberty, and only 45% had access to sanitary pads. Only 68% of students considered rubbish a health hazard, and 58% reported that their families still burn rubbish unsafely, rather than burying it. Only 22% said they would feel comfortable to confide in someone about depression or anxiety. These statistics show how desperately health education is needed across the island. The teaching J718 provides will mean the difference between good health and susceptibility to disease and school drop out for many students.
The main objective of the project is to provide health and hygiene education to communities. Through its Medical and Education services, J718N provides health education to children across the island. And in partnership with local schools and village authorities the team’s mobile medical clinic travels to remote villages to deliver vital medical treatments and health education. Education topics include Environmental Hygiene, Girls’ Health, Bullying, HIV/AIDS and Mental Health. The project also provides medical screening, treatment and education to many of Bali’s children’s homes.
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