Ministry of Social Affairs Asks Families to Take Care of Elderly and Children

Ministry of Social Affairs Asks Families to Take Care of Elderly and Children
Writer :
Humas Sentra "Mahatmiya" di Bali
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Translator :
Karlina Irsalyana

DENPASAR (November 8, 2022) - Building family awareness in assistance and services to elderly and children is one of the goals of family capacity strengthening activities carried out by the Ministry of Social Affairs through Mahatmiya Center Bali at the Smart House, Denpasar City.


In addition, another goal is to encourage efforts to fulfill and protect the rights of elderly and children and to build an inclusive role of the family and society so that they can work positively.


The event began with remarks by the Head of Mahatmiya Center Bali, Sri Wibowo. He invites the participation of families in assisting elderly and children. "We have to think positively. Don't see their helplessness as a burden", he said.


In this activity, the Ministry of Social Affairs also distributed staple food assistance worth IDR 2 million for 36 people, assistance with entrepreneurship development tools for two people and tricycle assistance for one person with a disability.


Assistance for 39 social welfare service recipients with a value of IDR 88,234,500 were handed over by Sri Wibowo and symbolically received by the Head of the Denpasar City Social Office, I gusti Ayu Laksmi Saraswati.


The assistance provided by the Social Rehabilitation Assistance (ATENSI) program has gone through a comprehensive assessment by social workers and a team from Mahatmiya Center Bali.


Meanwhile, Associate Social Worker, Ni Putu Esti as the Coordinator of the Family and Community-Based Working Group added, for the entrepreneurial assistance given to two families with disabilities who work as fried food sellers and sellers of Nasi Jinggo. The assistance provided was in the form of sales teams, stoves, pans, blenders and other equipment.


While the assistance of a tricycle for one person with a disability has been based on a doctor's recommendation.


Furthermore, he said the ATENSI program was based on three approaches namely the family, family-based and community-based approach.


"We hope that this assistance can help the welfare of families, especially when their parents are more used to caring for their children with disabilities," he concluded.


The event which was attended by families of persons with disabilities also presented a psychologist, Retno IG Kusuma, who provided capacity building for families to realize the independence of persons with disabilities.

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