Ministry of Social Affairs Resolves Social Problems on Street Children through ATENSI Program
MATARAM (20 April 2021) - The Ministry of Social
Affairs through the "Paramita" Children's Center in Mataram has
optimized the implementation of the Social Rehabilitation Assistance (ATENSI) program
by holding a case conference (Case Discussion Meeting) with the Mataram City
Social Service. Located in the Meeting Room of the Head of the Mataram City
The Paramita Children's Center,
represented by the Head of the Social Rehabilitation Service and Social Worker
Section, the Head of the Mataram City Social Service, the Head of the Children
and Elderly Section, and the Mataram City Social Service Social Task Force team
discussed the case of children who were exploited economically and/or
The topic of the case
conference discussion began with the delivery of the chronology of a child
named Mas Rio (MR / not his real name) who was referred by the Mataram City
Social Service to the “Paramita” Children's Center on Friday, April 16, 2021.
MR was referred because he was caught begging at the Ampenan intersection,
Mataram City. Two years ago, MR was also arrested at the same place by the
Social Task Force for the Social Service of the Mataram City.
Samsul Hadi, Head of the
Social Rehabilitation Service Section of the Children's Center "Paramita"
said, "on MR's confession, he begged because his father often asked him
for money to buy food. He has lived with his father since his parents separated
4 years ago. It did not stop there, MR's younger brother named Anak Sholeh (AS
/ not his real name) was also invited by MR to beg at the same location.
Therefore, our visit here wants to discuss this issue which is considered quite
complex and requires immediate handling. "
Following the direction
of the Minister of Social Affairs, Tri Rismaharini, that Center must respond
quickly to social problems found in the community. The “Paramita” Children's Center
team in Mataram went into the field to ensure that children received the best
possible service through ATENSI and provided complete services, so that the
root of the social problems faced by the family and solutions to solve the
problems were found.
The Social Worker of the
"Paramita" Children's Center in Mataram, Radityo Bimo conveyed the
results of his assessment, he said that "the relationship between MR and
his two younger siblings is very close, but not with his father, the condition
of the underprivileged family requires them to sleep in the same bed. FT, the
youngest sister who is a daughter becomes vulnerable when sleeping with her
father without a mother among them. "
Bimo added, "what
we have done is motivating by social workers so that children want to
continue their schooling and not return to living on the streets, besides that
the Paramita Children's Center and the Mataram City Social Service will ensure
that their children and younger siblings will go back to school."
Head of Mataram City
Social Service, Indra Bangsawan said, "Thank you for your attention to
help us, helping our children who have not been fortunate."
Furthermore, the team
followed up on solving economic problems in the MR family in coordination with
the Mataram City Family Hope Program (PKH) Coordinator. MR families have been
recorded as beneficiaries of PKH and BPNT assistance. However, MR's biological
father could not take PKH assistance himself so it was often taken by other
After coordinating with
several parties at the Mataram City Social Service, the Paramita Children's Center
team, accompanied by MR's biological father, conducted a Home Visit to MR's residence
and family. Suddenly the team was shocked to see the family's house, the
condition was very poor and less livable. The child lives in a tenement with a
size of 3x4 m2. In front of the child's house, there is a horse stable and the droppings
can smell from inside the house. This certainly triggers health problems for MR
and the family.
At the end of the visit,
the team conveyed the plans to be carried out by the "Paramita"
Children's Center in resolving these social problems, including Providing
ATENSI program in the form of Fulfilling Basic Needs, Needs for School Supplies, and proper mattresses. Besides, the team will also provide accessibility to
get an identity for younger siblings who do not have an identity number.
Registering MR to schools to get their educational rights.
Not only that, the team
also took the initiative together with community members to do community
service to clean the front of the client's house which was already filled with
horse droppings that could be a source of disease, and to move the horse stable
so that it would not be dangerous and would not smell for MR's family.
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