Day 4: YSS-ASEAN Students Volunteer Mission to Sarawak, Malaysia 2018 Travelog (10 July 2018)

by YSS Admin / 15 July 2018 / No Comments

CONNECT THE UNCONNECTED: SARAWAK MOVE ON TEENAGE PREGNANCY

Currently, Sarawak still records the highest number of teenage pregnancy in Malaysia, between 6.4 and 9.9 per cent of registered pregnancies, compared to 2.4-4.1 per cent nationwide. To minimize, the number of teenage pregnancy, Sarawak has established One Stop Teenage Pregnancy Committee (OSTPC), which started operation in October 2014 and has 12 divisons in Sarawak, headed by the respective residents. OSTPC is one of programmes of the Health Department and Ministry of Welfare, Community Well Being, Women, Family and Childhood Development, comprises various agencies such as the Health Department, Social Welfare Department, Education Department, Registration Department, Islamic Development Department, LPPKN and non-governmental bodies.

For that purpose alone, today Jerayawara One Stop Teenage Pregnancy Committee & Social Laws 2018, Betong Division event took place today which been inaugurated Yang Berhormat Datuk Seri Hajah Rohani Abdul Karim, Member of Parliament P.201 Batang Lupar for the Betong communities which organised by Department of Social Development Council of Sarawak, Sarawak Social Welfare Office, Sarawak Women and Family Office with corporation of Betong Division Resident Office and Social Welfare Office Betong Division at Dewan Sri Utama, Kampung Beladin. We as Yayasan Sukarelawan Siswa global volunteer also took part on those whole day event to stimulate on the essence of volunteering to another step to minimise the social problems available in Beladin.

Besides providing a holistic system to provide a teenage mother and her child welfare assistance, OSTPC also advocated against the occurance of a second pregnancy among teenagers. Looking on the the Standard Operating Procedures for Pregnant Teenagers Cases Management Guide presented today between agencies, especially at the department level, has been documented as a result of series of workshop and seminar organised by OSTPC. Looking on the talk and the standard of procedures alone from the speakers from the different agencies indeed open my eyes on this and I do amaze from the National Blue Ocean Strategy involves in different agencies to minimise the teenage pregnancy among Sarawakien.

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