Jakarta Globe | Wednesday, 25th November 2015
Jakarta. Deputy Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat has hailed an NGO’s sanitation initiative aimed at tackling cases of diarrhea among children in low-income North Jakarta neighborhoods.
Project CLEAN, administered by Wahana Visi Indonesia, the local arm of the humanitarian group World Vision International, ran from April until September this year in four community units in Cilincing and Penjaringan subdistricts.
The project involved getting residents to be responsible for their own sanitation, including through setting up trash banks to recycle and compost waste and reduce littering, and the use of so-called biofilters – plastic bottles with organic filtration compounds – to purify water.