Event of The Year (EOTY) is an annual event organized by PRSS division of AMSA-UI for community by means of social acts. EOTY is held to commemorate a national day of health set by AMSA Indonesia each year.
The theme for EOTY 2016 is Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with the tagline of #ImNotAMonster. This theme was chosen because of public awareness about ADHD in Indonesia is still poor, causing children with this condition often labelled negatively. This year EOTY is divided into two events, “Pre-Event Campaign” and “D-Day” main event.
The campaign was carried out one week before the main event on 23rd April 2016 on “Car Free Day” at Bundaran HI. We distributed pamphlets and educated people about ADHD. After that we asked the people who had been educated to spread the information to others and uploaded their campaign’s photos to social media and tagged AMSA-UI.
The main event was held on 30th April 2016 at SDN 05 Cipinang Muara. It consisted of seminar about ADHD by Prof. Dr. dr. Raden Irawati Ismail, Sp.KJ (K)., M. Epid for parents and teachers. The seminar was delivered interactively with Q&A session and case discussion. After the seminar, the event continued with ADHD early screening through questionnaires and consultations with Prof. Ira.
There’s also contests held for primary school students. 1-2 graders had coloring contest while 3-5 graders had storytelling competition. The children were full of spirits, many of which brought props, and some even wore costume.
Approaching the end of EOTY, top three winners for each contest were announced and given prizes. Parents and teachers participating in the seminar were given certificates. EOTY symbolically ended with awarding of plaque to principal of SDN 05 Cipinang Muara. With this event, we hope we can increase people’s awareness about ADHD.
By: Gilbert C. Mayer (Project Officer of EOTY 2016)