This is the story of Arya, a 10-year-old boy from Karawang who is obese who can return to school. Previously, Arya was treated at RSHS Bandung to follow a diet program in order to get an ideal body weight. During the diet program at the hospital, Arya managed to lose weight from 192 kg to 180 kg.
The boy who goes to SDN Cipurwasari, Cipurwasari Village, Pangkalan Karawang District does not want to miss lessons and play together with children his own age. Her first day of school on Monday, 18 July 2016, Arya is seen being escorted by her parents.
When he first entered school there was something interesting like no other child. The reason is that Arya does not wear a white-red uniform as an identity for an elementary school, but instead uses red shorts and a green shirt. Even so, Arya, who is in the fourth grade of Elementary School, remains confident.
Moreover, Arya’s arrival at school was very welcomed by her friends. Even his friends lined up when welcoming Arya back to school. When escorted by her parents, Arya seemed to join her friends and chose to sit in the second row.
Previously Arya only studied at home. Now that Arya is studying at home for one year, she can return to join her friends. Arya expressed her happiness to be back in formal school and to meet her friends.
Arya’s obesity forced her to study at home. This is due to excess body weight and makes it uncomfortable when doing activities. Various attempts were made, not only by parents but by the medical team who helped to lose weight for Arya.
Unfortunately Arya could not follow the teaching and learning process until it was finished. During the flag ceremony Arya slipped because she could not bear the weight of nearly two quintals. Even this boy had cried and went berserk when his body fell. This condition made Arya finally decide to return home.
Arya’s teacher and friends tried to hold him back from returning home, but all his efforts did not bear fruit. Her enthusiasm to return to normal studies at school faded again after Arya slipped during the flag ceremony. So that Arya does not fall behind in subjects like her age, the school team provides facilities for Arya to study at home with the help of existing teachers to get lessons like other students in general.
The team of doctors who assisted in handling Arya said that Arya’s body weight could lose 15-20 kilograms, so to lose 150 kg body weight takes approximately one year. This is of course with the support of parents and surrounding areas. According to Dr. Julistio, who helps in the Arya diet program, the role of parents is needed when Arya runs a strict diert. Quoted from merdeka.com.
Obesity experienced by children will reduce self-confidence when playing with children their age. Even some of the obese sufferers experience discomfort when socializing because of inhibited activities. Though support is needed to get back to the ideal body weight.
Fortunately, Arya’s condition did not make her give up and lose her self-confidence. In fact, returning to school will help physical activity and make it easier to burn fat. So that to be able to reach the ideal body weight can be achieved quickly.