The Karsa Project
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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic many people in Indonesia have found themselves exposed to health risks and their mental health has been impacted due to uncertainty of the current global climate. To address these issues the Karsa Project a movement created to help young people, especially in rural areas, who face increasing challenges such as loss of education and employment opportunities, loss of family members, drug addiction and additional vulnerable populations that have been negatively impacted by the pandemic.
Focusing primarily on medical interventions, the Karsa Project, with the help of health practitioners, and youth volunteers aged 15 to 20, works closely with local communities to not only improve their physical and mental health but has also provided care packages of food and hand sanitizers to those in need. In the first phase of the project volunteers worked in health clinics in Tangareng to help patients access to glucose and urid acid blood tests, free medical check-ups and consultations. Patients are also provided with medication and immune booting vitamins and swab testing for COVID-19.