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Sahabat Anak Day 2016 – Nutrition for Achievement

One of the success indicators that is applicable to measure a nation’s achievement in building its human resources is Human Development Index. In 2004, Indonesia’s IPM was ranked in number 111 out of 177 countries which is lower than its neighboring countries. Based on data from the Health Ministry, Indonesia’s IPM from 2007 – 2013 was ranked in number five in ASEAN, far below its neighbors. This was influenced by the citizen’s low level of nutrition and health condition (Hadi, 2005).

Nutrition problem creates lost generation, that is a generation with millions of malnourished children that impacted on lower intelligence (IQ). The influence of food to brain development, if it lacks of proper needed nutrient in long period, will cause metabolism change in the brain that causes inability to function normally. In severe and chronic condition, malnutrition can cause growth disturbance, smaller body and even smaller brain size. Number of brain cells is reduced and there is immaturity and imperfection of brain’s biochemical organization. This condition will effect a child’s intelligence development (Anwar, 2008).

According to Ronal E. Kleinman, M.D., Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition specialist who is teaching at Harvard University, US, breakfast for will affect a child’s learning achievement at school. This is proven through various studies done: when compared to children who are used to having breakfast, children who do not have one is found to have more difficulty to concentrate, to respond and attention span to lessons.
Seeing this importance, Sahabat Anak is starting a campaign called:

Nutrition for Achievement

Launched in time of Sahabat Anak Day on February 17th, 2016. This campaign is also to fulfil one of children’s right mentioned in UN Convention of Children Rights chapter 24, that involves 500 families and 5,000 marginalized children in DKI Jakarta, West Java, Yogyakarta, Sumatera, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, East Nusa Tenggara and Papua.

Form of campaign to be done is:

  1. Counsel and simulation of the importance of children’s nutrition fulfilment, by providing children’s breakfast throught 500 parents
  2. Creating cheap and wholesome breakfast menu
  3. Simulation of the importance of breakfast to children through creative games
  4. Provision of 5,000 meal containers and water bottles to 5,000 marginalized children

Just with IDR 50,000 you can participate in giving 1 package of meal container and water bottle to be given to 5,000 marginalized children in DKI Jakarta, West Java, Yogyakarta, Sumatera, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, East Nusa Tenggara and Papua. Packages will be given during the time of counsel and simulation in each area.
Donation can be transferred through:

Account Name: Yay Komunitas Sahabat Anak Jkt
Bank : BCA Kalimalang, Jakarta
Account Name: 230-344-4432

Please inform your donation to Ari/ Aty in (021) 391 8505, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
For further info please contact above mentioned phone and e-mail address.
Let’s take a part in fulfilment of children right for healthy lives, to further the achievements of Indonesia children.
Salam sahabat!