Programs to support new mothers in the care of their babies are part of our community-based health initiatives.
Main program: Clean Water and Sanitation
Objective: This program aims to improve the health quality of community members to the highest level by encouraging community members to independently adopt more hygienic and healthier lifestyle.
This program focuses on eliminating the practice of open defecation, which is still practiced by the villagers around the company’s locations, by promoting the community based total sanitation program through various workshops, capacity strengthening training, comparative studies with other successful regions, mentorship, building proper toilets, etc. The company’s CSR team had also persuaded the local government to create regulations and working groups to promote the campaign on open defecation free (ODF).
The hard work under this program to change behavior and mindset among the traditional communities has been fruitful. Until 2019, 117 villages in Tabalong district had been declared ODF and 14,732 households had had access to proper toilets. The local government had been supportive by issuing an official regency regulation concerning this matter and the Tabalong regency has become one of the ODF regencies in South Kalimantan province.