PT Darya Varia Laboratoria Tbk: Darya-Varia invites mothers in Cibatok 2 to support the development of children
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 –
Since 2018, Darya-Varia has been offering active training to prevent growth retardation to the people in the village of Cibatok 2, Bogor Regency, West Java, as part of a cooperation program with the Ministry of Health. By 2021, Darya-Varia has implemented 5 (five) phases of the Prevention of Growth Retardation Program. Some of these activities include training for healthy ambassadors, free medical treatment for children and pregnant women, school renovation programs, vitamin donations for elementary school children, UKS infrastructure development in elementary schools, weighing operations, nutritious food for stunted children.
As a continuity of this program, Darya-Varia again hosted educational activities, this time entitled “Education to Empower Families and Parenthood in Supporting Child Growth and Development”. This seminar took place on Tuesday (December 14th) in the main office of the village Cibatok 2 and was attended by Widya Olivia Tobing, Head of Legal and Corporate Secretary, as representative of the company; Abdurrohim, SIP as the head of the village of Cibatok 2; Muktari as the administrative director of the Cibatok Village Health Center 2; and cadre of healthy ambassadors from Cibatok Village 2.
Stunting is a physical growth disorder in children. Short stature is an indication of stunted children. Growth disorders are not only characterized by a short or stunted stature, but also by impaired brain development. Proper education of the children can prevent growth retardation. Maintaining intake of nutritious and directly processed foods is one way to regulate children’s upbringing. This is what Alfiasari, SP, M.Si., said as speaker of the seminar and lecturer at the Institute for Family and Consumer Sciences, Faculty of Human Ecology, IPB.
On the same occasion, the head of the village of Cibatok 2, Abdurrohim SIP, said that from 2018 to 2021, the growth retardation in the village of Cibatok 2 had decreased. The focus of this figure was on the positive impact of effectively implemented growth stunting programs. “I am grateful to Darya-Varia who has helped to teach the people in the village of Cibatok 2 to regulate the growth and development pattern of children so that the growth retardation can be reduced within 3 years.” added Abdurrohim.
The stunting program at Cibatok 2 Village is a sustainability program from Darya-Varias Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). “We hope that this growth retardation prevention program can benefit the people in the village of Cibatok 2 and help reduce growth rates so that hopefully there will be no more growth retardation cases in the future and children in this village will grow up healthy and smart children. “said Widja. Darya-Varia is committed to supporting the Indonesian government’s programs for the benefit of the Indonesian people through other CSR programs.