Unilever Indonesia Distributes Handwashing Facilities and Education to More Than 48 Thousand Families in DKI Jakarta
As one of the efforts to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Unilever Indonesia donated 385 units of portable handwashing facilities that were distributed through the COVID-19 or STPC-19 Handling Task Force. The portable handwashing facility will be located in 63 tight surveillance area – “ Wilayah Pengendalian Ketat” in DKI Jakarta and reach 48,529 families. The program implementation was also strengthened by education on Clean and Healthy Behavior – “Perilaku Hidup Bersih dan Sehat” and New Habit Adaptation – “Adaptasi Kebiasaan Baru” which will be carried out through Lifebuoy and KlikDokter as partners.
“After donating more than 40,000 PCR test kits through the COVID-19 Handling Task Force, Unilever Indonesia reaffirmed its commitment to take a role in handling COVID-19. The pandemic has made people realize the importance of washing hands with soap as a step to avoid the disease. With our brand, Lifebuoy, which has more than 86 years guarded Indonesian families against germs, we want to provide wider access, especially at COVID-19 vulnerable areas to protect the society from diseases with a good and correct handwashing habit,” explained Sancoyo Antarikso, Director of Governance & Corporate Affairs and Corporate Secretary of PT Unilever Indonesia.
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Various health protocols have been complied with by the community to prevent the spread of COVID-19, one of which is the suggestion to conduct activities from home, including school activities. This has affected the income of “Ibu Pengelola Kantin Sekolah Generasi Maju” (canteen managers) managed by Danone Specialized Nutrition (SN) Indonesia through PT Sarihusada Generasi Mahardhika (Sarihusada).
Julie Jones, Marketing Director of Danone Specialized Nutrition Indonesia, explained that, "Since 2010, Danone SN Indonesia through Sarihusada has routinely assisted hundreds of canteen managers in several Primary Schools in Indonesia, ranging from financial management education to providing balanced nutrition in the cafeteria food menu. With the reduction of teaching and learning activities in schools, canteen managers' incomes also declined. So, we are working with partners to help 234 women activists in healthy canteens in Ambon, Bandung, Bogor, and Yogyakarta. "
In collaboration with the Danone Ecosystem Fund and the Indonesian Food Storage Foundation, Danone SN Indonesia distributed support totaling more than IDR 1 billion in the form of direct cash assistance, basic food supplies in the form of e-vouchers to purchase family nutritional needs and others.
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