The story of a slice of pudding

“What is this called, Kak?”

“It is called pudding, silky pudding. Try it!”

“It’s delicious. I’ve already ate it too!”

The above conversation happened at the end of a roadshow session in Sahabat Anak Cijantung after they received their goodie bags and walked to an empty land to take a picture together. On Sunday (May 22nd 2016) we held the 7th roadshow for Sahabat Anak’s Day 2016 Campaign with the theme“Gizi Untuk Prestasi” (Nutrition for Achievement). This time there were 80 children, 56 parents, and 30 volunteers participated in 2 kinds of activities in different spots at Sahabat Anak Cijantung.

During the parents’ session, Dhilla led the activities with excitement so the participants were also enthusiastic by speaking up their opinions. After Ezria and Ayu presented the 4B (Bergizi, Berimbang, Beragam, Bersih) material, all participants were divided into small groups to share their own daily menu in their family. Generally, the parents already know the importance of providing healthy food to their children, however, the issues are snacking habit and being picky with food. When the cooking demo started, the parents got excited and they started to chit-chat with Andra, the chef, so the atmosphere of the evening was fun.

On the other session, Sammy led the children with his energic and cheerful style. “Healthy food consists of rice, vegetables… oncom, orak-arik tempe…” said one of the participants. When Imelda and Dian asked the participants about their future, it seems clear that they have a dream. Therefore, eating healthy food is very important.

The interesting thing is there were a few volunteers who got involved for the first time in the roadshow, which are Miranti and her team, who not only serve as the benefactors but also as chaperonesthat evening. Here is what Miranti had to say:

We are good friends and we used to worktogether in the same company, but now we work separately. Why we want to join this campaign? Initially, we wanted to hold an event at a shelter.We made a list of shelters in Jakarta and looked up their profiles. We look for a shelter that has a clear program and well managed too. After we look up the profiles, we chose Sahabat Anak. At first we wanted to make our own program, but Sahabat Anak is already campaigning about “Gizi Untuk Prestasi” (Nutrition for Achievement). Because lacking of nutrition is one of many health issues we decided to support the campaign. When I talked to Aty (Sahabat Anak’s Public Relation) it turned out that our concept is exactly the same. We decided to support this campaign by supplying the lunchboxes and drinks, and then packing-in. We fundraised by asking our friends and our bosses who are interested in this matter, and also made a proposal, flier and spread the brochure.This is our first experience. When we spread the proposal, there were rejections, and complaints because there was very little narrative, due to our busy schedule, our proposal is very simple but in the end we were grateful that we got more than we needed.” she said.

That’s it. We feel happy if this activity could involve the society to fulfill Indonesian children’s rights,especially to havenutritious food. No matter how busy we are, there is always something we can do to help them. See you in the next  “Gizi Untuk Prestasi”roadshow at Sahabat Anak Gambir on Sunday (May 29th 2016) at 2 PM – 4 PM!!

We would like to say thank you especially to our supporter PT. Kalbe Nutritionals (Fitbar) for giving packagesof nutritious food and to Miranti and her friends for supplying the lunchboxes and drinks for Sahabat Anak Cijantung that evening.



About Sahabat Anak

Sahabat Anak is a non-profit organisation that provides quality education and children’s rights advocacy in an effort to encourage and inspire Jakarta’s street children to escape urban poverty. The movement began in 1997 after a group of university students made a commitment to make a difference in the lives of Indonesia's street children. As a volunteer-based organisation, Sahabat Anak aims to involve as many members of the community as possible to help improve the lives of street children.

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