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    'Stunting Bootcamp' for a Malnutrition-free Indonesia

    Friday, Apr 6, 2018

    Director of Family Health of Ministry of Health Enny Gustina, Deputy of Coordination for Health Improvement of Ministry of Ministry of Human Development and Culture Sigit Priohutomo and Director General of Supervisory of Local Development Diah Indrajati explain about coordination established as well as the policy implementation and local government roles in reducing stunting (Photo: Fibria Heliani)
    Director of Family Health of Ministry of Health Enny Gustina, Deputy of Coordination for Health Improvement of Ministry of Ministry of Human Development and Culture Sigit Priohutomo and Director General of Supervisory of Local Development Diah Indrajati explain about coordination established as well as the policy implementation and local government roles in reducing stunting (Photo: Fibria Heliani)

     

    The National Report on Basic Health Research (RISKESDAS) 2013 estimates that almost 9 million children in Indonesia or a third of all under-five children are stunted. The Government of Indonesia is committed to reducing the prevalence of stunting through cross-ministerial, national and subnational anti-stunting programs.

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    Sustainable Nutrition Gardens Boost Nourishment, Income for Villagers in East Nusa Tenggara

    Tuesday, Mar 20, 2018

    Haikatapu Villagers tend their nutrition garden every morning and late afternoon
    Haikatapu Villagers tend their nutrition garden every morning and late afternoon

     

    The sweltering heat subsided as the sun moved closer to the west that afternoon in early August. For a farmer group in Haikatapu Village, Rindi Subdistrict in Sumba Timur, East Nusa Tenggara, that only meant one thing: watering and weeding the nutrition gardens.

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    School Principal in East Nusa Tenggara Village Walking the Talk

    Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017

    School Principal: Janur Damianus

    Good leaders lead by examples, the saying goes, and Janur Damianus does just that as the principal of SDN Mboeng in remote Kaju Wangi village in Manggarai Timur District, East Nusa Tenggara.

    He would be among the first to arrive at school, riding his motorcycle and navigating the rocky road in the mountainous area for half an hour before reaching the school. The lanky man did not have to rise his voice to make himself heard, but his calm demeanor and stoicism earned him much respect.

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    Children in East Nusa Tenggara Village Undeterred by Long and Winding Road to School

    Monday, Dec 11, 2017

    Helen prepares herself to go to school

    Dawn has not yet broken in Hawir Hamlet in Nggilat Village, Manggarai Barat District in East Nusa Tenggara, that July morning. But Patria Helena “Helen” Delasmi, 9, and her brother Yanuarius Theodata Giarto or Gian, 6, were all set to go to school. While waiting for breakfast to be served, the siblings were playing with their three-months-old sister held by their grandmother.

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    Camera App : a Catalyst for Teacher Performance Improvement in East Nusa Tenggara

    Thursday, Nov 2, 2017

    Students take turns to read paragraphs in Indonesian Language class (Photo:Fauzan Ijazah).
    Students take turns to read paragraphs in Indonesian Language class (Photo:Fauzan Ijazah).

     

    It was almost 7.30 a.m. and the principal and the teachers at Mboeng Elementary School (SDN Mboeng) in remote Kaju Wangi Village, Elar Subdistrict in Manggarai Timur, East Nusa Tenggara, took turns to take each other’s photograph with a cellular phone.

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    Male Teacher in Remote East Nusa Tenggara Village Promoting Gender Equality

    Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017

    Male Teacher in Remote East Nusa Tenggara Village Promoting Gender Equality
    Photo: Fauzan Ijazah

     

    One July morning in SDI Hawir elementary school in remote Ndari Hamlet, Nggilat Village in Manggarai Barat District, East Nusa Tenggara, the fifth graders were studying about Catholicism, but the material was beyond memorizing the Bible verses by heart.

    The teacher, Quintus Kalis, began the class by asking the students whose responsibility it was to cook in their houses. The children replied in unison: “Mom!”

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    Social Accountability in Action: Improving Teachers’ Presence and Teachers’ Service Quality

    Monday, Aug 21, 2017

    SD Golo Popa
    The User Committee announce teachers' performance scores in a meeting attended by the representatives from the Ministry of Education and Culture, the sub-district education department, the village government staff, the school staff, and community members (Photo: KIAT Guru).

     

    That morning on the very last day of May 2017, a young woman was standing in a classroom that was transformed into a meeting hall. She held the microphone steady, her voice loud and clear, with no trace of nervousness or fear in front of an overwhelmingly male audience. She was reading the scores given to each teacher in the school for their service performance that month.

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    Children the Leading Actor of KIAT Guru Program

    Saturday, Aug 12, 2017

    Children the Leading Actor of KIAT Guru Program

    Several dozens of children formed a circle in the front yard of SDI Hawir elementary school in Nggilat Village, Manggarai Timur District in East Nusa Tenggara a July 2017 afternoon after class. Each of them then said their names, grades, the hamlets they were from and what they wanted to be when they grew up.

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    KIAT Guru Works to Mediate Between Schools and Communities

    Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017

    KIAT Guru Works to Mediate Between Schools and Communities
    Classes in SDI Hawir in Nggilat Village in West Manggarai District (Photo: Fauzan Ijazah)

     

    A meeting held in August 2017 between teachers and the Education User Committee (Kelompok Pengguna Layanan, KPL) of SDI Hawir elementary school in Nggilat Village, Manggarai Barat in East Nusa Tenggara, quickly turned into a heated argument.

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    Innovation Festival Provides Fresh Ideas on How to Use Vital Funds in Indonesian Villages

    Wednesday, May 31, 2017

    Village Innovation Festival Photo
    (Photo by: Fibria Heliani)

     

    One recent scorching afternoon, a display of colorful squat toilets welcomed curious visitors in the main park of the city of Mataram, in Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara province.

    These visitors were not looking to buy new toilet bowls, nor were they working on home improvement projects. They were among 350 villagers who went ‘shopping’ for ideas and innovations to improve basic services and infrastructure in their home villages.