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Teachers provide primary medical care

Teachers provide primary medical care

The magic of this "Primary Medica Care" program? It's just that it's unique in the world and it works. The first batch of sixty teachers who have followed the training in primary medical care in rural areas, tell us about their "exploits" and their work as rescuers. They take confidence in themselves it is the most important, and we note it. Medical care is given to children of sick or injured adults. Lives are being saved.

Women, children and water at home

Women, children and water at home

Indonesian women play a vital role in water management due to their traditional responsibilities of collecting water, cooking, cleaning and raising children. These women from these ultra-rural areas of eastern Indonesia are strong. They represent tremendously well the strength and the courage it takes to survive here in this vast country. To fend for themselves most of the time, without the help of others, to meet the family’s most basic needs. Therefore, empowering women to increase water security is essential in the regions where we work. With climate change affecting water sources, it is vital to ensure that women are involved in water management decisions. This allows (we see this every day) families and local communities to improve their incomes and the health of family members, including their children.

Primary medical care training for 60 teachers

Primary medical care training for 60 teachers

Whether a minor skin injury or a severe life-threatening injury, all types of damage should be treated with first aid on the spot without delay, as it may save a life or a limb. Teachers in the poorest and most rural areas learn this with Fair Future’s medical teams. Since November 2022, Fair Future Switzerland has taken a new step in the primary medical care program for children in ultra-rural areas here in East Sumba. The first two training modules for rural school teachers took place during the second week of December. It was a considerable success since more than sixty teachers were present for this first session.

Kawan Sehat, the full book for a healthier life

Kawan Sehat, the full book for a healthier life

The Foundation has created an illustrated book for the young in the ultra-rural areas of eastern Indonesia. Where knowing how to read and write is not shared. It will serve as a reference book and gather most of the information on a better lifestyle, the tips and tricks that are “normal” but that most don’t know here. Here it is in its preview version. There are still about ten pages missing in the process of colouring.

Consuming unsafe water can look like this!

Consuming unsafe water can look like this!

In these few images taken at the end of October 2022, in a village in East Sumba, more than a hundred people have access to this unique water source. A well was dug by hand more than ten years ago and is almost always dry. People have to queue to get a few litres of water that is totally unfit for consumption and dangerous to their health.

New complete and healthy sanitary facilities in Ritta, East Sumba

New complete and healthy sanitary facilities in Ritta, East Sumba

We do not stop; the teams of Fair Future and Kawan Baik foundations have already built, as part of the #waterconnections project, site of #mbinudita #sdmbinudita, more than thirty (30) tanks of more than 6000 litres, six ( 6) complete sanitary facilities including two toilets, showers, laundry washing and water collection point. More than 10,000 meters of PVC pipes have been buried, connecting all these installations. We still have a lot of work to do. It’s intense activity.

Primary medical care for kids in rural areas

Primary medical care for kids in rural areas

The inhabitants of rural villages do not have access to primary care, and most medical centres are often several hours away on foot. The harshness of life here means we often get hurt, but nothing is available to treat ourselves—no doctor, knowledge, medical equipment and, of course, no antiseptic or medicine. These injuries can lead to the death of a child or an adult if they get worse. We must therefore act quickly. Fair Future, for years, has empowered schools and families in ultra-rural communities to take action in the event of an accident. Today, we are taking another step in this program.