Name of the activity: CARBON (SCORP CIMSA Care About Air Pollution)

Country/NMO: Indonesia (CIMSA-ISMKI)

Program: Environment & Health

Contact information: [email protected]

Type of the activity: Education. Education on health issues for specific societal groups, either in the form of projects (set of tasks for a certain group over a fixed period of time), events (something notable that happens) or conferences (form meeting about ideas related to a particular topic, usually over several days).

General description:

CARBON is an activity held in order to celebrate Human Rights Day, coincidentally this year’s theme is Air Pollution and Children Health which explains why the targeted community of this project includes parents and their children. This activity is divided into 3 events: Pre-event, Main Event, Post Event. Pre-event includes training for SCORP CIMSA UNAIR members and newbies which is very helpful for gaining their knowledge before going straight to the community during ground campaign and air campaign on the radio (Global FM Surabaya) partnership with Tunas Hijau.

Main event is held on December 8 2018 in Kapasari VIII Elementary School, which was divided into 2 events, one is for the children (games about wearing masks while educating them about air pollution) and another one is for the parents (material about the danger of air pollution to childrens health by Pulmonary Department). Lastly, post event is giving out seeds and planting seeds together with partnership with the Government.

Focus area:

Air Pollution

Problem statement:

Human Rights Day is a day when we are celebrating human rights that’s being held on December 10 each year. The theme for this year is Air Pollution and Its Impact to Children’s Health. This theme is appropriate because based on the data from WHO 2016, 600.000 cases of children’s death was caused by air pollution. This shows that children are a group of people that is vulnerable to air pollution, that’s we need to raise people’s awareness of the urgency of clean air, especially for children.

Target groups:

General population, Children, Elderly people

Beneficiaries:

General population, Medical students, Children, Elderly people

Objectives and indicators of success:

1. Celebrating Human Rights Day

2. Applicate SCORP’s fields which are vulnurable people and right to health through education of the masses

3. Exposing SCORP’s member and newbie to the experience of conducting an event with external parties

4. Prepare and increase the next generation’s awareness on how to overcome the effects of air pollution and can practice it everywhere

5. Increase parents’ awareness on the importance of air pollution effect to their children’s health

6. Increse people knowledge on air pollution and its correlation with children’s health

7. Increase the awareness of public and students of the Faculty of Medicine of Universitas Airlangga on the importance of upholding human rights and always prioritizing the rights of others above themself to help each other when disasters come

Indicators:

– Provide education on how to wear masks and also conduct asthma exercises in 50 elementary school students

– Provide education about air pollution, the impact of air pollution and how to deal with it to parents of elementary school students who come

– Planting trees in Kapasari VIII Elementary School

– Carry out air campaign via radio at least once.

Methodology:

the pre event activity is a training about air pollution to help the organizing comittee run better and more impactful project then broadcasted on Radio Global FM with Tunas Hijau (an environmental Non Goverment Organizationg) to reach out public. In this broadcast, Tunas hijau told us about their catch on doing their project for environment rehabilitation.

Main event at at elementary school where it was targetted since its place is on a busy road with lots of vehicles passing by. Thus the chance of students exposed air pollution is high. There were 2 activities, students did asthma exercises and mask-wearing games. As parents got socialization from Surabaya Environmental Departmen and Pulmonary Department RSUD Dr Soetomo about environment, the impact of air pollution, and how it affects on children’s health.

Lastly SCORP CIMSA UNAIR gave 200 plants to the school to help protect their environment from air pollution and free to breathe “fresh air”.

Plans for evaluation:

Internal:

– Pre and post test during training for members and newbies to find out how far they understand about the materials being given, and is there any increase in their knowledge after the training. Moreover, to make sure that they have enough understanding before going to the community.

– Evaluation meeting with the committees at the end of every intervention so that the things that didn’t go well can be improved on the next intervention. Appreciate their work also.

Eksternal: Asks for feedbacks from the community targeted which are parents of the students of Kapasari VIII Elementary School Surabaya and also external parties who work together with us.