FoN UI Educates Young Women to Care for HIV/AIDS
One of the efforts to prevent risky sexual intercourse is through health education. The provision of education by peers is more effective than by parents/teachers. This is because the messages given use the same language as the teenagers they teach, then their level of understanding is also equal so that the messages are easy to understand. In addition, in the adolescent phase, imitation of role models is very influential where teenagers do not want to be separated from their groups, and always imitate what their peers do. Thus, peer educating training becomes an important solution for HIV/AIDS awareness efforts in young women.
The Faculty of Nursing, University of Indonesia (FoN UI) has a series of peer training activities through the Peer Educating Program among young women as an effort to be aware of HIV/AIDS. The final series of peer training activities was carried out with the success of a health seminar by class VII students of SMP Master and SMP 12 Jakarta who were directly educated and trained by the Jelita Squad of SMP Master. The health seminar was held at SMP Masters by class VII students of SMP Masters on August 27, 2019. Meanwhile, the health seminar was held at SMP 12 Jakarta by class VII students at SMP 12 Jakarta on September 3, 2019. The number of students trained by peer educators SMP 12 Jakarta as many as 8 students, while the number of students who were trained by peer educators were 14 students. Those who were selected participated in a series of training for 3 meetings by the peer educator. During the training, it was seen that there was a transfer of knowledge from peers, namely the peer educators of the SMP Masters squad to their peers of class VII students of SMP Masters and SMP 12 Jakarta.
This Community Service activity is chaired by Prof. Elly Nurachmah M.App.Sc., D.N.Sc., with team members Sri Yona, S.Kp., M.N., Ph.D (Head of Surgical Medical Nursing Department), Ns. Dikha Ayu Kurnia, M.Kep., Sp.Kep.MB., Ns. Anggri Noorana Zahra, S.Kep., M.Sc (Nursing Lecturer in Medical Surgery FIK UI) as resource persons Tiara, Rama, Dyanahi (FoN UI student) as facilitators. The Community Service Activities carried out at Masjid Terminal Middle School received a good response from the Principal of SMP Bunda Sridawati.
This health seminar activity conducted by students of SMP Master and SMP 12 Jakarta aims to provide continuous health education so that a new beautiful squad is formed in their respective schools, namely SMP Master and SMP 12 Jakarta so that Grade VII students of SMP Master and SMP 12 Jakarta can become a role model by providing HIV/AIDS health seminars and communication for young women to be able to say no to risky behavior. This activity method is carried out by presentation, role play and talent presentation; choir from SMP 12 Jakarta and Hadroh performance by SMP Master. The output of this training is to increase confidence in public speaking related to HIV/AIDS knowledge and effective communication for young girls from class VII SMP Master SMP and SMP 12 Jakarta. The participants of the training, which were all seventh grade students at SMP Master and SMP 12 Jakarta, were very enthusiastic and eager to participate in the health seminar given by representatives of their class VII junior high school friends. It is hoped that the representatives of class VII students at SMP 12 Jakarta and SMP Master can become the Jelita Squad in their respective junior high schools who care about HIV/AIDS and have an influence on their friends to dare to say no to risky behavior.