COMMUNITY NUTRITIONAL PROGRAMME AT THE VILLAGE KAMPUNG BELANTIK, SIK, KEDAH

21/07/3013

Mohd Azam Bin Roslan

Help the Needy

Level 3, Galeria PJH, Lot 29,

Jalan P4W, Presint 4,

Persiaran Perdana,

62100 Putrajaya

To

The Deputy Director of

Khazanah Nasional Berhad

Level 33, Tower 2,

Petronas Twin Towers,

Kuala Lumpur City Centre,

50088 Kuala Lumpur

Dear Sir

COMMUNITY NUTRITIONAL PROGRAMME AT THE VILLAGE KAMPUNG BELANTIK, SIK, KEDAH.

Greetings from HTN (Help the Needy)

Help The Needy is a registered non-profit organisation working for rural development for more than 10 years since 1991. Currently we are in the process of empowering rural community in helping them to have a healthy diet through a planned programme, named as Community Nutritional Programme at Kampung Kuala Kedah, Kota Setar, Kedah, Malaysia.

The attached project proposal named above would add to the effort of changing the habits of eating healthy food in community in order to create a free disease community.

Therefore, we really hope that you could contribute and approve the budget required for this programme as this will support and help us in helping the community of Kampung Kuala Kedah, Kota Setar, Kedah, Malaysia to become healthy community as a starting point before we enlarge our targets.

Thank You

(Mohd Azam Roslan)

Project Manager

Community Nutritional Programme

COMMUNITY NUTRITIONAL PROGRAMME

‘Towards a better tomorrow’

 42

A Pilot Project by:

In Collaborations With:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1.0              Introduction                                                                                                                3

2.0              Background                                                                                                                3

3.0              Project Details

3.1              Problem Statements                                                                                        4

3.2              Goals                                                                                                               5

3.3              Objectives                                                                                                       5

3.4              Management Team                                                                                          5

3.5              Correspondence Address                                                                                5

3.6              Settings

3.6.1                    Duration                                                                                        6

3.6.2                    Location/ Coverage                                                                       6

3.6.3                    Time                                                                                              6

3.7              Project Timeline                                                                                              6

3.8              Participation                                                                                                    7

3.9              Programme Outcomes                                                                                     7

3.10          Programme Outputs                                                                                        7

3.11          Performance Indicators                                                                                   7

3.12          Reports                                                                                                            8

4.0              Budget

4.1              Budget Breakdown                                                                                        8

4.2              Budget Narration                                                                                            8

5.0              Conclusion                                                                                                                  8

6.0              Appendixes                                                                                                                9-18

7.0              References                                                                                                                  18

1.0              INTRODUCTION

Community Nutritional Programme (CNP) is the first planned programme by Help the Needy where our main aim is to promote to the local community on the importance of having a well-balanced diet by following the food pyramid. We do know that food is the most important element in our life as it gives us energy and to fulfil our daily needs so that we could survive in this challenging world. CNP is a pilot project by our organisation where it was established by a group of volunteers from different fields and professions.  Therefore our main group target for this project is family at rural area with children aged between 1-10 years old. From World Food Programme (WFP) website, where WFP is part of United Nations’ organisation, it mentions that malnutrition is the third largest killer of children under the age of 5. Even though Malaysia is not that worse compare to other developing countries in food issues, it does not mean we have to disregard on this matter because it is still our responsibility to provide and educate the community as we believe that there are still some Malaysians especially in the rural areas who are not aware on the importance of having a well-balanced and well-nutritious diet.

2.0              BACKGROUND

CNP is established and founded by a group of friends and the idea was from three best friends; Mohd Rafiq, Azam and Suneeda. They are also part of the management team members for Help the Needy organisation. Help the Needy is a registered Non-Profit Organisation with the Registry of Societies of Malaysia where our main scope is in empowering the less fortunate in some aspects such as food and shelter. We have been a successful organisation since 1991 and we have got many recognitions, achievements and awards from the government and professional bodies. For this programme, we are collaborating with the Ministry of Health in providing us with some professional advice and training for our volunteers. In addition, what makes this project interesting is because some volunteers in CNP are not local as some of them are from other countries such as Thailand, Singapore, Brunei, India, Sri Lanka and Russia to name a few. All of them are here with only one mission which is to help some community in Malaysia to practise a well-balanced diet especially the children as we believe that they are the future leaders of the world and that is why the needs of exposing them with a healthy lifestyle especially in their diet aspect.

3.0              PROJECT DETAILS

CNP will be reaching the community twice a month throughout the year. For our pioneer project, it will be done at Kampung Kuala Kedah, Kota Setar, Kedah. Therefore there will be a group of our teams who will be spending their time with the community for about 4 hours in one visit. For every visit, there will be some activities or consultation hours with the community and by having this, we could explain further, give some advice, monitor their progress and at the same time to observe their daily life especially in related with food consumption and therefore through this, we will be able to help them to get and to have a proper and a well-balanced diet.

3.1              Problem Statements

The right to have a well sufficient and well nutritious food is one of the rights where all humans should get it. This is because there are still countries who have high numbers of poverty in their country. Malaysia is not exempted. This is because in Malaysia, there are some places where the poverty rate is still high and this is somewhat disturbing and has become one of the hurdles for Malaysia as we have planned to be a developed country by 2020. Therefore, by having this project, it will at least help the government to ensure that the community in this country could get a proper diet. This is because poverty is well-related to malnutrition, especially those who are in the category of hard-core poor. From a website by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development Malaysia, it stated that any households can be considered as hard-core poor if their monthly income is under the poverty threshold, where they cannot really afford to buy some nutritious food (2012). There are some reasons why we are planning on doing this project for the community in Kampung Kuala Kedah, Kota Setar, Kedah. This is because based on a statistic given by the State government of Kedah (2008), it shows that the number of poverty in this area is one of the highest in Kedah, where the number of the poor is 158 and the number of hard-core poor is 369. Therefore we really hope that we could at least help them to get a proper and well-balanced diet through this project.

3.2              Goal

There is only one ultimate goal for our programme which is to build a community which is free from diseases.

3.3              Objectives

We believe that this programme could give some big impacts on the community on enhancing and promoting a healthy lifestyle in terms of consuming a well-balanced diet. Therefore, some of the objectives are:

  1. To promote a healthy lifestyle among the community especially the children aged between 1-10 years old

  2. To help them to practise a well-balanced diet by eating a proper food based on the food pyramid

  3. To suggest and advise them on the food that they should consume on daily basis

3.4              Management Team

In CNP, we are really committed in helping the community and achieving our missions so that they could get the benefits from this programme. Therefore there are some individuals who have become the backbone to our programme. Please refer to Appendix A.

3.5              Correspondence Address

Our main office is located in Putrajaya. In the near future we are planning on opening two satellite offices in Sabah and Sarawak. Our full main office address is as below:

Level 3, Galeria PJH, Lot 29,

Jalan P4W, Presint 4,

Persiaran Perdana,

62100 Putrajaya, Malaysia.

3.6              Settings

3.6.1        Duration

CNP is a long way programme and it is part of our missions to make it a continuous and a dynamic programme in order to help the community in sustaining their daily life by consuming and practising a healthy diet by taking a proper food based on their needs.

3.6.2        Location/ coverage

For our pioneer project and location, it will be at Kampung… in Kedah. However in the near future we really hope we can broaden our wings throughout Malaysia by maintaining our main group target which is the rural community. And by 2020 it is hoped our programme could reach the community in other neighbouring countries such as in Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar to name a few. This is because it is important broaden our wings so that all people could get the same benefits for a better tomorrow.

3.6.3        Time

For every visit, we have planned to make it at least 4 hours in engaging with the community and therefore we will equip and make use of our time by having some activities and seminars especially for the first six months. This is to ensure that the community really understands on the main purpose of this programme and at the same time we would be able to mix around with them from time to time so that we could know their daily life routine especially when it comes to their diet. Then by having this, we could suggest them on some further improvements or changes that they can apply in their daily life.

3.7              Project Timeline

For the pilot project at Kampung Belantik, Sik, Kedah, the time frame and the description of activities is attached at Appendix B. However, the management team which will lead by the Project Manager will be sitting down together with some other volunteers including some medical officers and dieticians from the Ministry of Health a week before our visit to our programme site as it is to finalise on the plans and activities to be done so that it could tally and meet our objectives.

3.8              Participation

As of July 2013, the total number of volunteers for this programme is 35. And we are looking forward for anyone who is interested in joining us to be part of our team. Even though all of us are part time volunteers, it does not deter us from giving fullest commitment to this programme.  Refer to Appendix C for full name list of volunteers.

3.9              Programme Outcomes

We are very sure that by having this kind of programme, it will give some good impacts on the community livelihood. Some of the outcomes are:

Community:

-The community will be aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle especially in choosing a right diet

-The community will be able to understand types of food that they should take based on the needs by referring to the food pyramid

-The community will be able to know the quantity of food that they should consume based on some factors such as age, sex and type of occupations

Volunteers:

-The volunteers will be able to share and give some advice on the right food that the community should take based on the needs by referring to the food pyramid

-The volunteers will be able to help the community in improving their livelihood by suggesting the quantity of food that they should consume based on some factors such as age, sex and type of occupations

3.10          Programme Outputs

-This will help at least 50% of the participants after the first six months of this programme to understand more on healthy lifestyle and well-balanced diet

-There will be a decrease number of diseases from the community after the first six months of this programme by 30%

-In the end of this programme, there will be at least 80% of the community will implement on what have been taught to them on healthy diet

3.11          Performance Indicators

To ensure the goal and objectives of this programme is achieved, there must be a way to measure the performance. Therefore we will send to the funding organisation on pictures of our project and also the attendance list of the participants who is also the stakeholder of project once a month through e-mail.

3.12          Reports

Report will also be submitted to the funding organisation as an evident of our project twice a year, every first six months. Therefore there will be two people who will be in charge in monitoring and supervising our project who is the Project Coordinator from our own organisation and we do also hope the funding organisation could suggest to us any qualified person to be an external auditor to our project and to prepare a report for the project.

4.0              BUDGET

4.1              Budget Breakdown

Please refer to Appendix D.

4.2              Budget Narration

Please refer to Appendix E.

5.0              CONCLUSION

The primary goal of this project is to promote a healthy lifestyle among the community especially the children. This will at least help them in practising a well-balanced diet by eating a proper food based on the food pyramid and then to suggest and advise them on the food that they should consume on daily basis. Through the proper and concise planning combined with effective ways of implementation methods, in short and long run, we strongly believe that we are able to help in creating a healthy community and we also hope that this programme would be one of the factors to help to sustain the community’s health and at the same time we would be able to attain our motto which is ‘Towards a Better Tomorrow’.

6.0              APPENDIXES

APPENDIX A (CNP Management Team chart)

APPENDIX B

Project Timeline MonthProgramme   1Brief   descriptionProgramme   2Brief   description

January


Ice breaking session

To introduce and inform the   community and to explain further on the purpose of this programme.

A get-to-know session between the   volunteers and the community

Workshop on healthy diet

Organising   some fun activities based on what are the healthy foods for the children and   divide or separate the type of healthy food to them

February


Video presentation  on   balanced diet in daily life

It   will help the children to identify what are healthy and unhealthy food that   they should take or avoid of. This video will at least give them some   guidance.

Seminar on healthy diet and observation.

A   group of volunteers will spend their time to have a heart-to-heart session   with the community and it will help us to know their lifestyle and eating   habit and we could give them suggestions for a better improvement and there   will be a follow-up session for this

March


Video presentation topic: ‘Food is important. Really?’

To   explain on needs to be healthy especially for the children to get healthy   food as it is important for physical and mental needs

Activities and consultation day

Opening   the consultation hours for asking some questions so that we can give them   some advice on healthy diet.

April

Fruits workshop



A   workshop which is meant to expose the children and the community on the   importance of eating fruits and vegetables.

A seminar on ‘What is healthy diet for children’ with a group of   children

 Some   useful information which will be helpful to the children and really useful for them from the quality detail by the professional of healthy diet food on   the children aged between 1-10 years old.

May


Seminar from some medical officers and dieticians from the   Ministry of Health

Explanation   and a brief talk by the experts on children’s health and at the same time to   discuss on the main issue of malnutrition

Consultation and health day



Giving   some specific advice to the community and there will be some medical officers   who will provide medical check-up services

June


Kids on track

A   programme for parents and children aged 1-10 years who are overweight or   obese. It provides information about good nutrition and some other useful   information

Video of consuming and practicing a healthy diet by taking a   proper food based on their needs



Let’s   them to know  and practice as well so   that it will work or give the good effect to children base on their need but   in the proper way and proper food too.

July

Tips for storing dry foods:

The   specific tips which can make sure that their food is really clean enough   before eating itKey   definitions

-active   recreation

– exercise

-healthy eating

-physical activity

-sport

-To   explain to the community on the real definitions of active recreation,   exercise, healthy eating, physical activity and sports.

August


A short video on promoting healthy lifestyle.

To   attract the children’s and teenagers’ attention on how to have a healthy   lifestyle

Food Carnival

To   give the opportunity to the community to have a look on variety types of   healthy food

September

Vegetable week

To promote healthy lifestyle by explaining to the   children on the importance of eating vegetables

Workshop (nutrition)

To give some explanation on nutritional   education and screening services, especially   for old people.

October

A   video on ‘Help Children Learn About Food’

After watching a video, then there will be   some sort of activities where the main objective is to enable the children   identify some fruits and vegetables and persuade them to eat those

‘Locker Room series’

A   talk by some officers and a professional team in providing some information   on sports and recreation

November

A seminar on ‘Healthier Community for Kids’

To   encourage and explain to the community on the importance of taking care of   their children especially in giving healthy food as they are the future   leaders of the world

Video   on ‘A Proper Way for Storing Medications’

To   give a talk and explain to the community on the right way to store and keep   medications away from food, in proper temperature and also in a suitable   place

December

Food storage chart

To give some information on how to keep food   safely in the refrigerator or freezer.

Family day

It   is the last session to mix around with the community and at the same time   there will be a last medical-check up and consultation with them

APPENDIX C (Name list of Volunteers)

1Aisyah binti Ibrahim

2Adnan Hasani

3Afifah binti Wahid

4Aminul Qaiyum Bin Ruslan

5Amirul Anwar bin Muhammad

6Dewi Fajar Haryaty

7Hassan Haibe Osman

8Jabeerdeen Fathima   Rimsana

9Jahirul Islam Azizur   Rahman

10Kamoliddin Fayzullaev

11Khuzairie bin Khairuddin

12Lukman Masor

13Md. Asifur Rahman

14Melisa Apriliani

15Mi Zhiqiang

16Miss Suneeda

17Mohammad Ali Md Abdul   Malek

18Mohd Azam bin Ruslan

19Mohd Rafiq bin Mohamad   Mazlan

20Muhammad Izzuddin Bin   Mazri

21Muzaffar Khusanov

22Naima Ahmed Elmi Farah

23Nay Lin Oo

24Nidhoil Mohamed Ibrahim

25Nik Mohamad Amri Bin   Niseh

26Nor Fadzila binti Adi   Putra

27Norshafira binti Rosli

28Nur Adilah binti Abu   Samah

29Pepellashi Virxhin

30Rusnanee Asengbaramae

31Saed Mohamud Furre

32Sithu Tun

33Soleiman Abdi Mohamed

34Sukraj Tamang

35Tashi Thakali

36Wahyu Setia Budi

37Ya Zar Ye Htin Kyaw

38Yug Tara Moktan

39Ziaawalhaq-Moheq Shah

40Zulkifli bin Ahmad

APPENDIX D (Budget Breakdown)

NO.

ITEMS

PRICE PER UNIT

QUANTITY NEEDED

UNIT

COST (RM)

1

Orientation training for volunteers

1.1Breakfast/   lunch

5.00

40

4

800.00

1.2Accommodation

150.00

14

2

4200.00

1.3Transportation

600.00

3

2

3600.00

1.4Items   for activities

1500.00

1

0

1500.00

Total

10100.00

2

Get to Know Session

2.2Souvenirs

10.00

300

1

300.00

2.3Items   for activities

1500.00

1

1

1500.00

2.4Transportation

600.00

2

1

1200.00

2.5Others

300.00

1

1

300.00

Total

3300.00

3


Awareness Building Activities

Workshops (5x) 17200Breakfast/   Lunch

5.00

40

10

2000.00Token   of appreciation to speakers

20.00

2

5

200.00Items for activities

1500.00

1

5

7500.00Transportation

600.00

2

5

6000.00Others

300.00

1

5

1500.00

Video Presentations (5x) 15500Breakfast/   Lunch

5.00

40

10

2000.00Items for   activities

1500.00

1

5

7500.00Transportation

600.00

2

5

6000.00

Seminars (4x) 13760Breakfast/   Lunch

5.00

40

8

1600.00Token   of appreciations to speakers

20.00

2

4

160.00Items   for activities

1500.00

1

4

6000.00Transportation

600.00

2

4

4800.00Others

300.00

1

4

1200.00

Consultations (2x) 6800Breakfast/   Lunch

5.00

40

4

800.00Items   for activities

1500.00

1

2

3000.00Transportation

600.00

2

2

2400.00Others

300.00

1

2

600.00

Other activities (5x)17000Breakfast/   Lunch

5.00

40

10

2000.00Items   for activities

1500.00

1

5

7500.00Transportation

600.00

2

5

6000.00Others

300.00

1

5

1500.00

Food Carnival (1x) 7250Breakfast/   Lunch

5.00

50

2

500.00Transportation

600.00

3

1

1800.00Booth

300.00

7

1

2100.00Publicity

200.00

1

1

200.00Decorations

200.00

1

1

200.00Others

300.00

1

1

300.00Items   for activities

2000.00

1

1

2000.00Multimedia

150.00

1

1

150.00


Vegetable week (1x) 2900Breakfast/   Lunch

5.00

50

2

500.00Transportation

600.00

3

1

1800.00Items   for activities

300.00

1

1

300.00Others

300.00

1

1

300.00

Family Day (1x) 14550Breakfast/   Lunch

5.00

550

2

5500.00Transportation

600.00

8

1

4800.00Tent

150.00

2

1

300.00Publicity

100.00

1

1

100.00Decorations

400.00

1

1

400.00Others

300.00

1

1

300.00Items   for activities/ Games

3000.00

1

1

3000.00Multimedia

150.00

1

1

150.00

Total

94960.00

4

Staffing/ AdministrationVolunteers   allowances

500.00

40

12

240000.00Secretarial   works

3000.00

1

1

3000.00Meetings

150.00

30

1

4500.00Stationaries/   Files/ Forms

3000.00

1

1

3000.00Others

1500.00

1

1

1500.00

Total

252000.00

Total

360360.00

APPENDIX E (Budget Narration)

1 Orientation   training for volunteers:-            This is a two-day session. There will be 40   volunteers who will participate in this orientation training session and we   will invite some management team members from our own organization and some   professional staff from the Ministry of Health to explain more on this   programme. It is to be held at Istana Hotel in Kuala Lumpur.

Get to   Know Session:-            This is a one-day session with the community   at Kampung Kuala Kedah. This will be an ice breaking session with the   community and to explain them on the details of this programme. All   volunteers will present on this day and we will depart from Kuala Lumpur to   Kedah in the early morning and it will take around 5 hours to reach the   place.

Awareness   Building Activities:

–         Workshops: Workshops will be done 5 times   throughout the year and during each of the workshop sessions, there will be   some activities for the community. This will help them to understand more on   the objectives of this programme.

–         Video Presentations: Video presentation is   also part of the awareness building activities where it will be done 5 times   throughout the year. After they have watched the some related videos, there   will be activities for the community.

–         Seminars: Throughout this programme, there   will be 4 seminars to be held. This is to give more understanding and to   expose the community on some health issues. There will be invited speakers   from the ministry to will talk on related topics.

–         Consultations: There will be two times of   consultation session with the community by our volunteers throughout the   year. This is to ensure the community really practices on what we have taught   and explained to them. In the consultation session, we will also ask some   questionnaires to the community for their feedback.

–         Other activities: There will also be some   other activities throughout this programme. Some of them are Kids on Track   and Tips for storing dry food. This will give some added knowledge to the   community on some matters related to health.

–         Food Carnival: This is one of the big events   to be held for this programme. It will involve all volunteers and the   community. This is a one-day programme and through this programme, it ill   help the community to know more on healthy diet.

–         Vegetable Week: This is a week where it is a   must for all households in the community to eat at least one type of   vegetable and this will also help those children who do not like eating   vegetables to eat varieties of vegetables and the volunteers will help the   community to suggest some menu as to attract the children to eat   vegetables.

–          Family Day: This will be the last programme   and session with the community. There will be some activities for the   community and at the end of this session, we will get some feedback and   response from the community with regards to our programme.

Staffing/   Administration:

–            There are 40 volunteers who will be   participating for this programme and in order to motivate them, we will give   them some allowances for them. Each of them will receive RM500 which will   also covers their travel allowance.

–            There are some secretarial works need to be   done such as writing minutes for every meeting and reports for every session   of the programme.

–            Meetings will be done a week before a   programme as this is to brief on the details of the next activities to all   volunteers.

–            For this programme, we really need a lot of   stationaries such as pen, pencils, papers and books and also some files to   record and to keep important documents.

7.0              REFERENCES

Kementerian Pembangunan Wanita, Keluarga dan Masyarakat (2012). Definisi Miskin Tegaar. Retrieved on July 18, 2013 from http://www.kpwkm.gov.my/nkra/definisi

Pusat Teknologi Maklumat Kedah (2010). Statistik Kemiskinan Negeri Kedah Darul Aman (Mengikut Mukim). Retrieved on July 18, 2013 from http://esinar.kedah.gov.my/WEBE-sinar/stat_daerah_mukim.cfm?daerah_kod=KS&tkh=02-07-2013%2008:51:00&tkh2=2013-07-02

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