In Cilacap, Aramco partnered Yayasan Kusuma Buana to support the Cilacap government’s drive to reduce environment-related disease and raise awareness in water hygiene, sanitation and nutrition and waste management.
A health carnival for residents was held in January 2019 to celebrate the success of the “Aramco Healthy Kids, Healthy Nation” programme in Cilacap. The “Semarak Aramco Healthy Kids, Healthy Nation” carnival brought together the community members in Cilacap to celebrate the completion of the programme. More than 2,000 Cilacap residents including elementary school students, teachers and local government officials performed mass gymnastics in the city square of Cilacap District.
Launched in 2018, the ‘Aramco Healthy Kids Healthy Nation’ programme took a 360-approach approach in improving the health and quality of life of 5,900 Cilacap residents.
Improvements to the facilities of 20 Cilacap public schools, madrasah (Islamic schools) and pondok pesantren (Islamic boarding schools), such as toilet, water tap and school canteen, were carried out.
Health education on sanitation, nutrition and good hygiene with activities and competitions were conducted for students, teachers and parents. In addition, a hydrophonic garden was piloted in 13 schools as part of the nutrition education to encourage canteen operators to provide nutritious meals and students to eat more vegetables. As part of this initiative, TB and typhus screening were offered to the canteen operators.