Geliat PERDHAKI Wilayah Keuskupan Atambua, Dalam Kebangkitan

Geliat Kegiatan di PERDHAKI Wilayah Keuskupan Atambua

Dalam Kebangkitan

I.      Perdhaki Wilayah Keuskupan Atambua mengalami beberapa peristiwa Kasih Tuhan, mendapatkan motivasi hidup pasca sosialisasi Pelatihan Enumerator di Kantor PERDHAKI Wilayah Keuskupan Atambua, 24 April 2019. Pertemuan sosialisasi diawali dengan doa dan lagu Hymne PERDHAKI yang sudah lama tidak dilagukan. Peserta yang hadir dari 10 UKK menyimak dan memaknai syair dan lagu tersebut dan mendengarkan sharing sejarah PERDHAKI yang telah dirintis oleh para pendahulu. Seperti lampu ‘dian’ yang redup dan segera harus ditambah minyak oleh generasi sekarang.

Hasil sharing menyatakan bahwa PERDHAKI Wilayah yang aktif hanya segelintir, terpacu untuk melakukan suatu usaha yang berarti,  melompat pada batu yang lebih tinggi dan berjalan lebih jauh.  Merealisasi rencana pelatihan Bantuan Hidup Dasar (BHD) dan Resusitasi Neonatus dimantapkan saat itu, nekat dilakukan kendati harus mengeluarkan biaya swadaya unit. Kebangkitan kita sekarang adalah satu kebutuhan dan menyatakan ‘lukisan’ dalam wujud nyata  tujuan pendirian PERDHAKI, kedalam hati masyarakat.

Kita berbenah diri dalam latihan dan sharing, maka semua setuju untuk melaksanakan pelatihan BHD dan Resusitasi di SVD Noemeto.

Bersamaan dengan kegiatan Focus Group Discusion (FGD), disepakati untuk dilaksanakan pada tanggal 20 s.d. 21 Mei 2019, terintegrasi dengan evaluasi Program Malaria.

Dalam kegiatan pemetaan di PERDHAKI Wilayah Keuskupan Atambua

II.      Pada tanggal 20 Mei 2019 sore acara pembukaan FGD di Keuskupan Atambua dihadiri oleh Para Pemimpin Unit Karya Kesehatan (UKK) dan pelapor atau petugas administrasi UKK. Acara yang indah ini dihadiri oleh dr. Herly sebagai Ketua PERDHAKI Regio NTT dan juga Sdr. Apri (enumerator dari PERDHAKI Wilayah Keuskupan Kupang). Dr. Herly membawakan sejarah PERDHAKI; dahulu dan sekarang, maksud dan tujuan FGD, sekaligus membuka acara. Sungguh mengharukan melihat sejarah berdirinya PERDHAKI.

Dengan 24 peserta maka dibagi dalam 2 kelompok untuk membahas topik 1 s/d 3. Kelompok 1 (satu) adalah para pelapor/administrasi dan kelompok 2 (dua) adalah para Pemimpin UKK.  Setiap kelompok membahas kondisi PERDHAKI sekarang sampai, acara berlangsung hingga jam 21.00 WITA. ‘Memang kita harus bahas sungguh-sungguh dan bangkit sek” kata kelompok 1 (satu) dan kelompok 2 (dua). Kwalitas kita berangkat dari kelemahan kita.

Pada tanggal 21 Mei pagi, kedua kelompok bergabung, peserta, terutama pimpinan UKK berkomitmen untuk berpartisipasi aktif dalam segala bentuk pelatihan dan pertemuan serta membangun jejaring dengan para mitra strategis dan para kompetitor. FGD berlangsung bagus karena kelompok 1 (Pimpinan) mendengarkan kelompok 2 yang adalah anggota-anggotanya. Kegiatan FGD hari kedua ini berlangsung jam 08.00 – jam 10.00 WITA. Semua merasa lega karena bisa  berbicara dengan fokus.

III.       Tanggal 5 s/d 6 Juni 2019 berlangsung kegiatan pelatihan BHD dan resusitasi Neonatus oleh HIPGABI (tim Himpunan Perawat Gawat Darurat Dan Bencana Indonesia), sedangkan pemateri lain oleh dr. Lely, Sp.Og dan dr. Putu, Sp.A. Acara pembukaan pelatihan oleh Sr. Lidya, FSE; Sebagai pengurus PERDHAKI Wilayah Keuskupan Atambua dan Ketua Panitia Pelatihan BHD. Peserta yang hadir 34 orang dari 13 UKK termasuk 1 (satu) dari RSUD Kefamenanu dan 2 (dua) dari Puskesmas Nunpene. Hari pertama adalah pre test dan materi, hari kedua adalah hari praktek, ujian praktek dan post test serta acara penutupan. Para peserta aktif dan semangat belajar terutama praktek BHD. Acara ini ditutup pada jam 18.00 WITA oleh Pak Thomas Laka atau yang mewakili Dinas Kesehatan Kabupaten Timor Tengah Utara.  

IV.    Keesokan harinya tepat jam 08.30 ada kegiatan UKK dalam kegiatan Komisi Keluarga Keuskupan Atambua dalam animasi bagi para pendamping KBA Paroki-Paroki se Keuskupan Atambua, dengan Tema Kesetaraan Perempuan dan Laki-Laki dalam Keluarga sebagai Citra Allah. Kegiatan ini dihadiri oleh 80  pasutri dan para Suster dari UKK di  Keuskupan Atambua yang biasa mendampingi Akseptor KBA dan pemberi kursus persiapan nikah di Paroki-paroki. Pasutri aktif karena berbicara dari pengalamannya sebagai akseptor dan sebagai pendamping. Ada yang aksepor KBA 16 tahun, ada yang 22 tahun dan para Suster juga membagi pengalaman mendampingi keluarga /akseptor KBA yang bertujuan mendapatkan anak. Kegiatan ini berakhir jam 15.00 WITA setelah makan siang. Berakhir dengan doa penutup oleh Sr. Yosepha, SSpS sebagai koordinator KBA Keuskupan Atambua. Berdasarkan pengalaman dari kegiatan-kegiatan diatas nampak bahwa UKK dan PERDHAKI Wilayah Keuskupan Atambua ada harapan untuk berkembang untuk menjadi lebih baik. Oleh karena itu dari hati yang ikhlas kami mengucapkan limpah terima kasih dan syukur kepada Tuhan Yang Maha Kuasa dengan caranya telah memberikan kesempatan seperti ini. Api cinta Kristus tetap menyala di dalam hati masyarakat/Umat Keuskupan Atambua. Salam dan semangat …..

Kefamenanu, 13 Juni 2019                                                                  Sr Yosepha Lia,SSps

Weaving Home Industry

Weaving Home Industry

I. Preface

Weaving is a tradition in NTT, including  in Belu district.

It is inherited from their ancestor, but now the young people disregard it. The young people prefer to use modern wear, which is produced by modern machine and the clothes had to be bought from outside their villages/districts.

The weaving program, will concerve and revitalize this tradition and also it could become an income generating program by selling the products to the tourist, who are increasingly coming to this area.

Through this activities we encourage the young women in Belu district, to learn and practice the weaving, so they can produce a good quality products.

The products could be used for traditional ceremony , but could also be used for daily clothes,  in their home and for their daily activities outside their home.

The weaving products is expecting to be  the income generating program, because the price of the products is very high and it is highly interested by the tourist.

Beside weaving, the women were also trained  in knitting/crochet, so they can produce and sell it too.

II. The activities

The training was given to 20 women, member of  “Eco Laudata Si” women group of   Kuneru parish.

The fascilitators are the weaving expert either from the district and from Jakarta.

The training was conducted in FSGM Sister Convent in Kuneru village, on March 6-10, 2018 (5 days).

After the training, they starting to make weaving products. The yarn was supplied by friend of Sister Margaretha FSGM in Denpasar/Bali.

 

III. The result.

The weaving products were showed and presented during Atambua diocese’s festival on October, 4 – 6, 2018. Their products were sold in that event. In that event, each member could earn IDR 50,000 to 250,000.

They also tried to put their offer through internet and the people in the city of Jakarta have interested on it and some have ordered it by online.

IV. Future action:

1. The weaving activities need dilligency and hard working people. So the group should be able maintain this spirit.

2. The weaving activities need time and do it patiently. The group should also be able to maintain this persistent attitude.

3. The weaving activities need yarn, which should be bought from outside the district. The group should collaborate with other group from outside the district to get the good quality yarn with low price.

4. The manufacture of weaving need a market. So the group should collaborate with other group outside the district to ensure the market for selling the products. The online marketing should be encouraged, since this type of marketing is an for opportunity  for selling the product worldwide.

V. Sustainablity.

The program will be sustainable, since the program is benefit for the group member and also for their parish community. They have collaboration with other group outside the district, for supplying the yarn and for marketing their products.

The accompaniement by FSGM sister will be continued, since the FSGM sister convent is located in Kuneru village, Belu district, NTT Province.

Kegiatan membuat kain tenun oleh ibu rumah tangga
Membuat kain tenun
Perkumpulan ibu-ibu pembuat kain tenun

Sorgum Farming

Sorgum Farming

I. Preface

Several villages in Belu district, usually suffer from  shortage  of food, several months in a year, due to lack of local food, such as rice or cassava and yam.

This shortage of food will cause the the young people to seek work outside their province, even going abroad.

The FSGM Sister community in Kuneru village, Belu district, NTT province, collaborate with PERDHAKI  through  “Eco Laudato Si“ women empowerment group, encourage the parish community to cultivate the sorgum in their beglected land. The Sorgum farming will increase their food stock in their villages.

II. The program :

  1. Socialization seminar on sorgum plantation.

The sosialization seminar was conducted on :

a. Time : November 4, 2018.

b. Place : In the FSGM convent house, Kuneru village, Belu district, NTT province.

c. Participant : 20

d. Fascilitator : Father Firminus Dai Koban Pr, a sorgum farmer from East Flores district.

e. Purpose :

    • To give information on how to grow sorgum plantation.
    • To encourage people to use their neglected land for plant and growing sorgum, for their food stock.
    • To inform the people that a lot of healthy foods could be made from sorgum, either consuming for their main food or for increasing their health.

 2. Planting of the sorgum.

The participants got sorgum seed from Father Firminus Gai Koban, to be planted in the month of  December  2018 to January 2019. The group member planted it on the neglcted land near to their house.

III. The result.

The sorgum was harvested after 3 months. The harvest was quite a lot : every member who planted 0,5 kg sorgum seed, was  harvesting   about  40 kg  of sorgum.

Although the quantity is big, however the quality is low: the grain/cereal was thin. It was because of  too many water on the farm ,during that months, due to rainny season.

They could make a lot of foods, from the sorgum, such as main food (to replave rice), sorgum porridge, sorgum cake, etc. They found out that it was all delicious food.

IV. Future action.

The second planting will be done on next March-April 2019.  They hope more sorgum will be harvested and with good quality.

After the next harvest, the group is planning to  share the sorgum seed to other poor house hold in the parish , so the poor household in their parish will have suficient food in the future.

They also plan to share the sorgum seed to all poor household in other parishes, in Belu district, NTT Province. So the poor people in this district will have enough food.

V. Sustainablity.

The program will be sustainable since it is benefitting the group member to prevent the shortage of food.

The accompaniement by FSGM Sister will be continued, since the FSGM Sister live and stay in Kuneru village, Belu district, NTT Province.

Ladang sorgum, makanan pengganti
Inilah sorgum
Panen sorgum
Wanita di ladang sorgum

Community Empowerment Through Pig Live Stock Breeding

Community Empowerment Through Pig Live Stock Breeding

  1. Preface

Pig is high value live stock in NTT province. It is used in their ritual ceremonies, especially during  the wedding and the death of their family member.  They need pig also for other event, such as “first communion”  ceremony. Therefore, the price of pig is very high and the community has to buy this live stock for  the ceremonies.

The prequisite are :

  1. The people should set up a group of house hold who will responsible for the breeding of the pig.
  2. Each house hold will get free one female pig, a 2 months age pig.
  3. After 8 to 12 months, she has to be mated with a chosen male pig.
  4. After they have child pig, they have to share the new female child pig to other house hold from the same parish.
  5. They are not allow to sell the mother pig. They may only sell the child  pig, and if  they have already  shared one  female child  pig to other household.
  6. They have to build a stall next to their house, for raising the pigs.
  7. They have to find and collect the local plantation for composing good and healthy food for their pigs.
  8. They have to be trained and accompanied on how to vaccinate the pig, how to give medicine or vitamin, how to prepare the food for the pig, how to serach and bring the male mate pig, etc.
  9. The activities.

Two groups in 2 parihes was established in 2017.

There were 18 group members in Wedomu parish and 20 group members in Sadi parish. The member was the poor household in the 2 parishes.

Each group member got free one female pig.

The training and the accompaniement was done by a FSGM sister who live in a  FSGM convent in Kuneru village, Belu district, NTT , in cooperation with the parish priest.

III. The result.

During the evaluation visit on March 27-28, 2019 (2 years since the beginning of the program), we found out the result as follows :

  1. The groups are very active and dynamic. They meet together, at least once in every month, to discuss their common problem and interest. They regularly shared valuable information and knowledge, and also developing activities together, including the income generating program.
  2. They have shared their baby pig to other member group. The Wedamu parish group had resulting 8 baby pigs born and share them to other household in same parish and the Sida parish group had resulting 12 baby pigs born and share to other household in Sida parish.
  3. By sharing the baby pigs to new households, the member group in Wedamu parish was extend from formerly 18 members to become 26 members and in Sida parish was increase from formerly 20 members was extended to become 32 members.
  4. The group member have their own inisiative to extend the pig stall, from formerly small stall now become larger stall to accomodate the inceasingly number of the pigs.
  5. The group member earn money from selling the pigs, for paying their children school fee or pay the hospital/clinic fee if their family member was sick.
  6. They didn’t have to buy pig, if they need it for the ritual ceremony.
  7. Further and follow up action.
  8. They should maintain the cleanliness of the pig stall, in order to prevent any disease affect their pigs.
  9. They have to ensure,that their female pigs should be mated with male pig at the proper time , including to search and to chose the good and healthy male pig.
  10. They should maintain the sufficient and good quality food for their pigs.
  11. In the future, all poor household in these 2 parishes are expected to have pig livestock for increasing their income.
  12. This program is expected to be able to be duplicated to other parishes where there are a lot of poor households.
  13. Sustainablity.

The program will be sustainable, because the program have benefit for their group members. They could earn money from raising and selling the pigs.

The FSGM Sister who accompany the group stay and live in Kuneru village, Belu district, NTT Province. The village is located near the parishes.

Para Suster FSGM melihat hasil peternakan babi
Peternakan babi
Memberikan makanan di peternakan
Dalam rangka kunjungan ke Paroki Wedamu

HIV Prevention Through Poverty Alleviation

HIV Prevention Through Poverty Alleviation

Preface

The HIV incidence in NTT province is sharply increasing in the past 5 years. The higest incidence  is the house-wife category, for about 30% of the cases.  Belu district is one of the highest HIV incidence district.

Through the root cause analysis, we found that the house-wive was infected by her husbands who work as illegal migrant workers abroad.

Since more than ten years ago, the young adult from the villages in NTT (including from Belu district) working abroad, mostly as illegal workers, who have no access to proper health care services, either for curative treatment or for disease prevention.

The flow of young adult seeking money from abroad is due the poverty, there is no job  in their villages, and sometime also no food, etc.

The income generating program run by Perdhaki and FSGM Sisters, which is funded by Central Fransiscannes Germanny, is the effort for poverty alleviation in Belu district.

Program Activities

The program is aimed to increase the income of people through 3 main activities : pig livestock, sorgum farming and weaving home industry.

In the begining, Sister Margaretha FSGM (Perdhaki’s HIV program officer) met with the Bischop of Attambua, describing the planning to empower village women through income generating program. The Bischop fully support the program and asking the priests to support the implementation of the program.

The program was starting in Kuneru village, Belu district (where the FSGM sister community stay), by  initiating women organizations and empowering them through trainings and guidances. The training and guidance was conducted by FSGM sister in local parish and assisted by Perdhaki and experts from outside Belu/NTT.

The group consisting of about 20 women, who organize themself, by electing the board member, regular meeting and organizing training.

The specific activities are as follows :

  1. Pig livestock program.
  2. Sorgum farming activities.
  3. Weaving home industry activities.

Please see attachments for detailed narrative activities and picture of activities.

Result

Four women groups had been set up and organized by themself : two groups conducting pig live stock program, one group conducting sorgum farming program and one group conducting weaving home industry.

Through these programs, they have earned some money for their children’s education and got some food for their daily life.

The pig live stock group’s member have been extended, so more house holds got benefit from this program.

Through these programs, the young adults in this district are not instanly following the “brokers” who seek them for illegal migrant workers. They have good alternative for  earning money, other than  becoming  illegal migrant workers.

By the decreasing illegal migrant workers, it is hoping that the HIV transmission in this district will be also decreasing.

However, this program is conducting only in 3 parishes of Belu district. There are more than 50 parishes in this district and there are more than 20 districs in NTT province. So, the result in decreasing HIV incidence in the whole Belu district (and in the whole NTT province)  is not yet significant.

This program is a first step of a great effort, that should be extended and duplicating to other parishes, to achieve significant result.

Sosialisasi HIV/AIDs, migran perantau dan pemberdayaan perempuan
Diskusi dalam rangka pemberdayaan perempuan
Perkumpulan perempuan dalam bimbingan Suster FSGM

Peringatan Hari Orang Sakit Sedunia di Klinik Pratama Stella Maris Linggang Bigung, Kutai Barat

Peringatan Hari Orang Sakit Sedunia di Klinik Pratama Stella Maris

Linggang Bigung, Kutai Barat

KUTAI BARAT – Klinik Pratama Stella Maris merayakan Hari Orang sakit Sedunia yang ke-27 pada hari Senin, 11 Februari 2019, thema  Bermurah hatilah, dengan mengadakan perayaan  Ekaristi yang dipimpin oleh pastor paroki St.Yohanes Penginjil Linggang Melapeh, RP. Blasius Baene, SVD, didampinggi RP. Hendrik Nuwa, SVD, RP. Frederikus  Pareira, SVD dan RD. Sam Anyeq Tadeus Pr, serta membagikan kado pada seluruh pasien rawat inap serta pasien lansia yang sering berobat ke klinik yang diundang dalam acara ini, mereka difasilitasi kendaraan operasional klinik dan susteran PRR untuk dijemput dan diantar pulang setelah misa selesai.  Kegiatan ini merupakan kegiatan rutin tahunan klinik swasta Katolik di bawah naungan Yayasan Santa Maria Lourdes Larantuka milik Konggregasi PRR. Menurut pimpinan klinik, Sr Emmanuella PRR, tujuan dari perayaan ini adalah untuk memberikan perhatian khusus kepada orang – orang sakit. Dengan adanya perayaan Hari Orang Sakit Sedunia diharapkan mampu  memberikan kekuatan spiritual yang diperbarui agar Klinik Kesehatan Katolik semakin fokus mengamalkan pelayanan kaum miskin, lemah, menderita, dan tersingkirkan sesuai dengan Visi Klinik Yaitu menjadi klinik katolik yang berkomitmen pada kehidupan didasari semangat Yesus Kristus hamba Yahwe dan Maria bunda Allah. Dengan motto “senyum sapa kasihmu menyembuhkan aku”. (Oleh: dr. M.C. Yosinta Djoka)

Peringatan Hari Orang Sakit Sedunia di Klinik Stella Maris, Kutai Barat
Pemberian hosti dan kunjungan kepada pasien

Pengembangan Program Percepatan Perbaikan Gizi bagi Remaja

Masalah Gizi di Indonesia mencapai kondisi yang memerlukan perhatian yang sangat serius. Hal ini disebabkan oleh karena masalah gizi dan akibatnya mengenai semua kelompok umur, mulai dari remaja, ibu hamil, bayi, anak, dewasa dan lansia. Yang menjadi perhatian saat ini adalah bahwa ternyata masalah gizi yang terjadi sejak masa dalam kandungan dan 2 tahun pertama kehidupan mempunyai dampak serius yang akibatnya seringkali terbawa sampai usia dewasa. Akibat dari kekurangan gizi pada masa dini tersebut, atau 1000 hari pertama kehidupan, selain akan menyebabkan anak tumbuh pendek (stunting), anak juga akan mengalami hambatan pertumbuhan otak dan organ tubuh lainnya, sehingga menyebabkan kurang optimalnya perkembangan kecerdasan.

Oleh karena itu, upaya perbaikan gizi harus dimulai sejak remaja, terutama remaja puteri, karena merekalah yang akan mengandung dan mengasuh generasi penerus bangsa. Salah satu upaya yang strategis adalah melalui perbaikan pengetahuan, sikap dan praktek gizi siswa di institusi pendidikan berbasis agama, termasuk pesantren, dan Lembaga keagamaan lainnya.

PERDHAKI dengan dukungan dari PDGMI dan PT Otsuka Indonesia, telah melakukan kerjasama dengan Perdhaki Wilayah Jabar – Banten untuk melakukan pelatihan pelatih sedemikian rupa, agar mereka kemudian menjadi pelatih yang dapat melakukan penyuluhan dan mengubah pengetahuan, sikap dan praktek bagi remaja yang ada di wilayah binaan