A series of community service activities by the Faculty of Nursing, University of Indonesia was carried out on Sunday, October 4, 2020 in the Hall of the Ceria Seribu Island Orphanage. One of the community services carried out was the Covid-19 Ambassador Training for Youth in the Ceria Seribu Island Orphanage area. The training, which was held from 15.15 WIB to 17.15 WIB, was chaired by Mr. Agus Setiawan, S.Kp., MN, DN together with a lecturer and four students of Master of Nursing FoN UI. This covid ambassador training involved 30 teenagers and young people whose abilities had been measured through a pre-test before starting the activity and were asked for their willingness to receive training and would become covid ambassadors in the Ceria Seribu Island Orphanage. In its implementation, the youth who participated in the covid ambassador training activity had their body temperature checked, wore masks, washed their hands before the event started and kept their distance from each other.
The training began with the provision of information and materials about what the corona virus is, the history of its discovery, the occurrence of its spread to Indonesia, the process of transmission and how to prevent transmission. After that, it was continued with the presentation of material related to how to provide counseling. The material on how to give counseling was delivered by Ns. Syamikar Baridwan focuses on things that must be considered and prepared in communication including ways, preparations, methods and steps in conducting health education. In addition, participants are also provided with a sheet back that can be used as a medium for health education.
After the Service Team explained the material related to Covid-19 and how to provide counseling, then the Participants of the Covid-19 Prevention Ambassador were divided into 6 small groups to practice together to provide counseling to their respective group friends. The service team then assessed and provided input to each group on what still needed to be improved. At the end of the activity, each group representative came up to give counseling in front of the other participants.
This training is carried out with the aim of increasing knowledge and providing skills in preventing and reducing the spread of the corona virus in their area. In order to support the sustainability of this community service program, the service team provided several flipcharts related to preventing the spread of the corona virus and masks for all teenagers. The covid ambassadors who have been appointed are quite enthusiastic and committed to continuing the healthy living campaign to prevent the transmission of the corona virus even though community service has been completed.
“We chose the covid ambassador training for teenagers so that they can take an active role even though this community service has been completed. It is hoped that the teenagers who have been chosen to be covid ambassadors can be an example for their friends and give warnings to their friends if they don’t implement the behavior to prevent the spread of the corona virus,” said Ners Ayuni Rizka as a speaker at the Covid Ambassador Training. “Yes, that’s right, the health protocol that has been campaigned by the government is one of the most appropriate components to prevent transmission of the corona virus in our environment,” said Pak Agus Setiawan, S.Kp., MN, DN as the head of the activity.
At the end of this training, the covid ambassadors are committed to carrying out their duties and making a schedule to help each other and remind their friends to apply health protocols in their daily activities. The service team, who is also assisted by the caretaker of the Orphaned House, is also committed to monitoring the implementation of the corona virus prevention program even after completing this community service. Teens who are diligent and routinely monitor the implementation of this sustainability program will receive an award from the Service team.