Jakarta – Stunting is the impaired growth and development in children caused by accumulated, prolonged malnutrition, lasting from conception to the age of 24 months. Stunting has been prevalent in Indonesia’s capital, including in Sunter, North Jakarta, where PT Serasi Autoraya (SERA) is based. In line with the Mayor of North Jakarta’s mandate on the elimination of stunting risks and one of the program pillars in SERA’s corporate social responsibility, the Health pillar, SERA has organized the “Sunter Jaya Lawan Stunting (Sunter Jaya Fights Stunting)” program.
The program, a collaboration between SERA, the Sunter Jaya Village Government, and Matahari 1 Posyandu (Integrated Healthcare Center for Children), is aimed at nine toddlers with stunted growth, who are expected to recover from stunting by the end of 2022. To organize the program, SERA collaborates with parent-caregivers of toddlers with stunted growth to deliver school meals, which include eggs, milk, biscuits, and other food supplies, to these toddlers. The program, which started in March 2022, will run through December 2022.
Through this program, SERA hopes that it can actively contribute to the health of the local community, thus helping to eliminate stunting in North Jakarta.