Providing Assistance to the Orphan Victims of COVID-19, Commission VIII DPR RI Appreciates MoSA

  • Providing Assistance to the Orphan Victims of COVID-19, Commission VIII DPR RI Appreciates MoSA
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LOMBOK (23 November 2021) --- Head of the Social Welfare Education and Research and Social Counseling Agency, Hartono Laras, explained that the Ministry of Social Affairs provided Social Rehabilitation Assistance (ATENSI) support of Rp. 611,142,000 to 368 beneficiaries.


The assistance consisted of accessibility assistance for 28 beneficiaries of Rp 34,500,000 from Social Rehabilitation Center “Efata” Kupang. From Social Rehabilitation Center “Mahatmiya” Tabanan with a total of 146 beneficiaries, Rp. 298,100,000.


As for Social Rehabilitation Center “Naibonat” Kupang, the assistance of Rp 7,500,000 for five beneficiaries. Meanwhile, at Social Rehabilitation Center “Paramita” Mataram, assistance was worth Rp. 271,042,000 for 189 beneficiaries.


"Earlier, assistance related to ATENSI program consisted of accessibility assistance, basic needs assistance, and attention for orphans, fatherless and motherless whose parents died due to Covid-19," said Hartono at IAHN Gde Pudja Mataram City, Lombok. , NTB, Tuesday (11/23/2021).


While the Chairman of the Special Visiting Team for Commission VIII of the House, Rachmat Hidayat, expressed his appreciation to the Ministry of Social Affairs for handing over social empowerment assistance to the beneficiaries.


"This is assistance for orphans whose parents left because of Covid-19 by the Minister of Social Affairs. We are grateful to be able to help these children, it's already extraordinary. To use it as best we can for education, not only for eating but continuing their education," said Rachmat.


Kadek Lisa Sugiani, a resident of Medaeng, West Mataram, Lombok, accompanied her three children who received aid because her husband died from Covid-19 some time ago.


"This is savings assistance for children's needs. Later for school fees. My husband is a private employee while doing a small business. After my husband died, I automatically replaced him. With this assistance, I was greatly helped. Hopefully, in the future this assistance can send this child to a high level of education," said Kadek.


In line with Kadek, Purniwati, the Head of LKS Dharma Laksana, said that her children received school supplies from the Ministry of Social Affairs.


Because the LKS is in the same location as the secondary school.


"In LKS Dharma Laksana, they have religious activities from Monday to Thursday because we have a Hindu LKS. So they have religious activities. Every Friday, we have English, we are assisted by outside NGOs in teaching English children, especially high school students. They also get IT lessons on Saturday.

Sunday we give freedom. Every day we receive donor guests to share the love of happiness," said Purniwati.

Also present on the occasion were the Indonesian House of Representatives Commission VIII group, IAHN Chancellor Gde Pudja I Wayan Wirata, Director of BNPB Emergency Resources Support Rustian, Head of the West Nusa Tenggara Province Ministry of Religion Regional Office, Head of Mataram Paramita Center, Head of Kupang Efata Hall and other invitees.

Writer :
Humas Ditjen Rehabilitasi Sosial
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Translator :
Karlina Irsalyana

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