“Project Child” has now provided Free Health Check-ups on two separate occasions for the people of “Kricak”. The first was held on Sunday the 5th of May 2013 and the most recent on Sunday the 23rd of February 2014. PCI collaborated with CIMSA UGM (Centre for International Medical Students Association, Gadjah Mada University) for this service. Dr. Didik Setyo Heriyanto Sp.PA, Ph.D and his medical students assessed each resident individually, for general health including blood sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and tuberculosis.
Meanwhile, the PCI volunteers taught the children the importance of using clean water. This is crucial in an area such as “Kricak” which is built on a river, as the river is misused as both a rubbish dump and a water source. Correct water use is a regular theme in PCI classes. Each child received their own bar of soap and had a healthy lunch.
Basic medicine and child food supplements were provided. In response to the 2014 Mount Kelud eruption, new face masks were also handed out to protect against volcanic ash.