BCA, UNICEF to Promote Child-Friendly Education in Papua

BCA Tower in Jakarta - Suplied
BCA Tower in Jakarta – Suplied

Jakarta, Jubi – Bank Central Asia (BCA) and UN children’s fund UNICEF in Indonesia will work together to promote child-friendly education in Papua.

“This child-friendly education is a form of our attention to building a positive environment for children, especially children in Papua, ” said BCA President, John Setiaatmadja, while giving child-friendly education donation at Menara BCA on Tuesday (08/09/2015).

Jahja said the program is expected to improve the quality education for the children by creating positive environment.

In the same occasion, chief representative of UNICEF Indonesia, Gunilla Olsson stated that a donation of Rp 850 million from the BCA is useful for creating an educational environment that gives a sense of safety and comfort for the kids.
“We believe that this educational program can bring positive change in schools and communities so that children will be protected from all forms of violence,” Olsson said.

According to him, this child-friendly educational programs produced two innovation module which are safe and strong school module and module to build resilient.

In the first module, UNICEF provides a positive disciplined approach for the teachers so that teachers are able to discipline students without physical and verbal violence.

Meanwhile, module to build resilient will be given at non-formal education about prevention

violence, gender rights, reproductive health, communication, and life skills.
“These two module have been through the revision process based on local context which is expected to be applied effectively,” he hoped.

Child-friendly education currently is only implemented in three cities, Wamena, Jayapura and Manokwari. (*/ Tina)