Collaboration between YCAB and Combiphar began in 2014 through one of YCAB’s programs: HeLP (Healthy Lifestyle Promotion). This collaboration carrying out the program called “COMBIHOPE”, targeted youth from senior high school/vocational school. We provided knowledge about lifestyle disease prevention such as avoiding smoking, the importance of exercise, how to choose healthier food, and the impact and importance of water for the body.
The program was quite different from what HeLP had encountered before. In this program, volunteers from Combiphar were involved directly in the campaign with students. In 2014 and 2015, COMBIHOPE reached more than 3,500 students from 18 senior high schools in greater Jakarta and Bandung areas. This year we plan to reach more youth in areas such as the island of Bali, West, Central, and Eastern Java, and also Yogyakarta.
Through this program, Combiphar, as a modern consumer healthcare company who care deeply about healthy lifestyle education for the people of Indonesia, won an award in the Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards 2015 (AREA), in the category of Health Promotion for the COMBIHOPE Healthy Living Education, which has been organized by Combiphar since 2012. The award was received by Combiphar CEO, Michael Wanandi in Macau, Friday, June 19, 2015. In 2015, AREA gives awards in six categories, namely Green Leadership, Investment in People, Health Promotion, Social Empowerment, SME CSR and Responsible Business Leadership.