Ministry of Social Affairs Distributes ATENSI Aid to 201 Beneficiaries in West Sumatra

  • Ministry of Social Affairs Distributes ATENSI Aid to 201 Beneficiaries in West Sumatra
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Writer :
Humas Ditjen Rehabilitasi Sosial
Editor :
Ria Fakhriah
Translator :
Karlina Irsalyana

JAKARTA (April 2, 2023) – One of the flagship programs of the Ministry of Social Affairs under the Directorate General of Social Rehabilitation is Social Rehabilitation Assistance (ATENSI) to reduce social welfare problems. Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini continues to encourage the fulfillment of the rights of marginalized groups.


Through Handayani Center Jakarta, it is trying to achieve prosperity by distributing ATENSI aid to 201 persons with disabilities in Ranah Minang, West Sumatra Province.


The amount of assistance that has been distributed to persons with disabilities through Handayani Center in West Sumatra is IDR 331,676,000.00 for 201 people receiving packages to fulfill a decent living, 22 people receiving accessibility aids in the form of standard wheelchairs, adaptive wheelchairs, crutches, tripods, walkers and hearing aids. This also including, two people get entrepreneurial capital assistance for beverage stalls.


The distribution of ATENSI aid on the first day, Friday (31/03) carried out in the Official Residence of Agam Regent was attended by 20 persons with disabilities and their guardians.


Representing the Head of Handayani Center, Teni Tresnayanti as a member of the Disability Working Group expressed her hope that the beneficiaries would become more empowered. "We hope that the assistance received can benefit persons with disabilities so that their quality of life can improve," said Teni.


Present at ATENSI distribution, the Regent of Agam, Andri Warman, and his staff jointly handed over assistance in the form of accessibility and nutrition aids symbolically to 3 persons with disabilities. "The delivery of this assistance is a form of attention from the Ministry of Social Affairs to improve the welfare of all of us," said Andri while handing over adaptive wheelchairs to persons with physical disabilities.


The distribution on the second day of Saturday (01/04) was attended by the Mayor of Bukittinggi, Erman Safar, and his staff, Head of the Social Office, Syanjifaredy Filla Ferde. For about 181 persons with disabilities and their guardians gathered at the Hall of the Bukittinggi Mayor's Office to receive ATENSI aid in the form of accessibility aids and support for fulfilling a decent life. There are also two recipients of assistance for venture capital.


Mayor Erman appreciates the distribution of ATENSI by the Ministry of Social Affairs in Bukittinggi City. "This assistance is a clear evidence of Social Affairs Minister Risma's concern for persons with disabilities. Not only that but daily needs are also considered, such as groceries or nutrition," he said.


One of the beneficiaries, Alya, a child with cerebral palsy, looks happy because she received the help of an adaptive wheelchair to support her daily mobility. "Thank you very much for the Minister's assistance for my child. And thank you for bringing her home," said Alya's parents, smiling with emotion.
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