West Nusa Tenggara (Nusa Tenggara Barat/NTB) April 16, 2022- SEAMEO CECCEP visited Universitas Mataram (Mataram University). Three delegations of SEAMEO CECCEP is Dr. Elis Rosdiawati (Acting Director of SEAMEO CECCEP), Ith Vuthy (Deputy for Programme) and Cepri Maulana, (Acting Head of Advocacy and Partnership Division) visited Universitas Mataram in preparation of 1st ACECCEP Conference on Early Childhood Care Education and Parenting Implementation Audience held in August 2022. In addition, this activity aims to formulate a plan for implementing a parenting program with Bunda PAUD in West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia.
The Mataram University delegation was attended by the Governor of NTB, Bunda PAUD NTB, Dean of FKIP UNRAM and its ranks. This meeting also discussed the handling of stunting countermeasures programs. Stunting is a global issue of concern for the people of Indonesia.
Stunting countermeasures are our shared responsibility, not only the government but also every Indonesian family. Because stunting in the long run has a bad impact not only on the growth and development of children. Stunting can be prevented through everything from fulfilling good nutrition during the first 1000 days of a child’s life to keeping the environment clean and healthy.
On the other hand, SEAMEO CECCEP’s visit to Mataram University is a follow-up meeting previously held at the SEAMEO CECCEP office. This activity also discussed the progress of preparing for international Conference activities and exploring collaboration in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE). This international conference aims to create innovations and ideas related to sustainable development issues in the ECCE. This event will involve students, lecturers, and researchers in the field of early childhood education and parenting.
Hopefully in the future, SEAMEO CECCEP and UNRAM will be the best team. Finally, this event will be successful and beneficial for academics and practitioners.