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Tanoto Foundation, working in partnership with APRIL, recently conducted training for health cadres in Gunung Sari Village, Riau.

Tanoto Foundation held this training at health clinic in Gunung Sahilan II as part of its routine activities to assist the local community. M. Daim, Community Development Officer of APRIL, said that such activity is the realization of Tanoto Foundation’s and APRIL’s sincere care for community well being. “In addition to the training activities, we also provided food packages for the communities and services such as circumcision for disadvantaged families,” he explained.

The community response was positive. They found the assistance very useful. Nurul, one of the locals expressed his gratitude to Tanoto Foundation and APRIL.


“Thanks to Tanoto Foundation and APRIL for their support. In addition to receiving health program assistance, our areas received support in infrastructure development and scholarships for our children.” Nurul said.

Head of Health Clinic at Gunung Sahilan, dr. Fiska was also supportive of this activity. She hoped that the cadre training sessions can be continued in order to improve the health of children in this village in the long run.

“The training is very important for health clinic cadres to support the well being of the next generation in this area. With the support from Tanoto Foundation and APRIL, this health clinic is ours. It is from us, by us, and for us. So, we need to work together to manage this clinic so all of us can be healthy,” said dr. Fiska.

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