Santi, a Cadre, a Counselor and then a Tutor

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Santi (34) is one of the cadres of Under Five Service Post (Posyandu) in Tanjung Bakau hamlet in Tambatan village

Santi (34) is one of the cadres of Under Five Service Post (Posyandu) in Tanjung Bakau hamlet in Tambatan village, i.e.  Posyandu Rose. The mom of two kids is very energetic and deft in doing the work of a cadre and when participating in the last PMBA (Baby and Child Feeding) cadre training, she is one of most punctual cadres and the fastest in understanding the training materials.

Due to the agility Mrs. Santi, the facilitators commented that this mom could be recruited as a facilitator.

As a counselor Mrs. Santi was doing her tasks to provide counseling to other mothers. Some tasks were successful and some others were not. The most difficult obstacle is when doing counseling for the moms of under two, due to the habit of the moms in feeding their kids with instant foods which nutrition is not complete as the 4 star theory. But Mrs. Santi keeps doing her tasks as a Posyandu cadre.

Now Mrs. Santi is not only a Posyandu cadre, but she is also an administrator and a tutor in the new Harapan Bunda PAUD (PAUD is Early Childhood Care and Development/ECCD) in her village. Initially Mrs. Santi attended a training for tutors in 2011 and early 2012 although at that time there was no PAUD in her village. In November 2012 PAUD began to be opened taking place in the village hall. Then her activities increased, i.e. as a administrator and a tutor as well.

Now she is really happy being a tutor because she has a dream that with the presence of PAUD in Tambatan village the children will be more intelligent and better morally.

Because of the dream although with a very minimal payment, Mrs. Santi keeps enjoying even more excited to be a tutor because being a tutor she can also learn to be more patient in dealing with her children. With facing children with a wide variety of characters, she believes that her own character will be better.

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