BANDUNG - Chairman of the PKK Driving Team (TP) of West Java Province Atalia Praratya Kamil has been named the Mother of GenRe (Planning Generation) of West Java.
This was handed over directly by the Head of West Java Province's Population and Family Planning Agency (BKKBN), Sukaryo Teguh Santoso in the Workshop on Planning for Family Life Planning for Youth and Strengthening Digital Leadership "If It Is Planned All Easier" at V Hotel & Residence Jl. Sutami Canal III No.1A, Sukagalih, Sukajadi, Bandung, Monday (04/29/19).
"Alhamdulillah, I was crowned the Mother of GenRe in West Java. In fact, this is the sixth time I have collaborated with BKKBN to provide a deepening of planned generations," Atalia said after giving motivation to adolescents and parents.
On this occasion Atalia emphasized the importance of adolescents having life goals, both dreams and ideals.
Through Genre, Atalia advised adolescents to always be careful in getting along, also for parents to always keep an eye on their children.
Atalia invites teenagers to say no to early marriage, saying no to free sex because in addition to being banned from religion, it can also damage the future. Also say no to narcotics, psychotropics and addictive substances (drugs).
"I am here to remind you that there are many dangers threatening teenagers so that their real dreams can be restrained just because they misstep," he said.
"So we are here because we are worried about three problems that are susceptible to adolescence, namely early marriage, free sex & pornography, drugs. For that we do a simultaneous approach that is appropriate for today's teenagers," he added.
This activity specifically targets millennials or adolescents ranging in age from 10 to 24 years and not married. The goal is for teenagers to understand physical, reproductive, and mental health.
Atalia said, the prevalence of child marriage 23% occurred in Indonesia and 25.9% occurred in West Java. Based on data from the World Bank in 2016, there were 48 births per 1,000 girls in Indonesia. While of the 21 million adolescents aged 15-19 years and 2 million girls aged <15 years experience pregnancy (half are unwanted pregnancies).
Selaian GenRe, West Java Province BKKBN has a number of other programs specifically for adolescents, including in schools called PIK-R (Center for Information and Youth Counseling) which is a place for youth activities, by adolescents and teenagers who create peer educators and counselors the same age. Aimed at minimizing the negative influence of peer groups as the right source of information.
The KB Village and BKR (Youth Family Development) were present in the villages as a place of activity for parents who have teenagers. This program is designed to create a family as an environment that is able to support and lead adolescent growth.
Head of West Java Province BKKBN Representative, Sukaryo Teguh Santoso said that in its implementation, PIK-R and BKR needed synergy and cross-sector collaboration in the hope that youth organizations could be directly involved in the implementation of education. This is done as an effort to support the national priority program for human development through poverty reduction and improvement of basic services, preparation of family life for adolescents, and others.
"Preparation of family planning for adolescents through strengthening PIK-R and BKR is a national priority project with a locus of implementation of activities directed at 3,035 PIK-R and 2010 BKR in 27 districts / cities in West Java," he explained.
"Guidance for adolescent resilience is very necessary in facing various challenges of money to threaten adolescents, especially related to adolescent reproductive health and nutrition which will have an impact on the quality of adolescents as actors of development and readiness to build families," he said.