Health services in Indonesia have not always been sociable for the poor and it is more inclined to facilitate the upper-middle class. The benefits of health services received by the poorest people in Indonesia are also very minimal in comparison to the upper class and wealthy. Taking this into consideration, XSProject throughout the month of September held ear check-ups for all children and adults at our creative room facility centre.
When PAUD (Early childhood education programs) teachers conducted monthly health checks for the children, they discovered that almost all the children’s ears are dirty, some even have infections. So, they contacted the clinic that has been collaborating with the XSProject foundation called Medikatama clinic. This clinic has been working together with us for more than 5 years. All children and parents whenever they are sick, they go there and don’t need to pay for their check-ups but at the end of the clinic charge us accordingly.
The clinic then arranged for the Ear (ENT) Doctor to check all the PAUD children together with all the other children. Ear checks were carried out 3 times last September:
The first was for PAUD, the second and third for elementary, middle, high school, college students and the staff at XSProject foundation. In total, the Doctor examined more than 80 people. From the examination, some had to be repeated because their ear condition was quite severe.
The cases of poor ear health in the Cirendeu scavenger community are quite common, considering the place where they live, as well as the lack of parental attention to ear health and health in general towards the children. This ear check-up activity will be carried out regularly, as well as other health check-ups such as eyes, teeth, and general check-ups for parents.
We thank you, our customers, our donors and the community for the continuous support and dedication to our project.