Social Affairs Minister Motivates PPKS After Inaugurating Habitable Houses in Scavengers Village
KENDARI (JULY 18, 2023) – For about 26 units of Habitable House Assistance in the Scavenger Village of Puwatu Village, Puwatu District, Kendari City were inaugurated by the Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini on Tuesday (18/7/2023) yesterday. In addition, the Minister also handed over ATENSI assistance in the form of household furniture worth IDR 156 million to the 26 Family Beneficiaries.
Household furnishings provided include spring beds and sheets, bolster pillows and pillowcases, curtains, wardrobes, fans, magic com, stove, 3 kg gas cylinder, regulator, dispenser, dish rack, 1 dozen plates, glasses, and tablespoons, as well as guest tables and chairs. The beneficiaries came from the Emergency and Disaster Victims cluster which suffered from 26 families of scavenger residents living in Kendari City Final Disposal Site.
After handing over the aid, the Minister did not forget to visit Meohai Center Kendari. During her visit, Social Affairs Minister Risma, accompanied by the Head of Meohai Center Fepi Rubianti, invited the Social Welfare Service Recipients (PPKS) to make a dialogue and express their hopes and aspirations.
Amir, a person with visual sensory disability expressed his hope to the Minister that he could continue his education at university because his parents could not afford it. After hearing this, Social Affairs Minister Risma smiled and gave him the motivation to study harder if he was accepted at one of the universities.
"You study hard first, later when you are accepted at a university, we will find a way to get a scholarship for you," said Risma.
Furthermore, a PPKS from West Muna Regency named Annisa, a Person with Physical Disabilities expressed her wish to be able to continue her studies at a senior high school, because she was not accepted due to her low grades. The Minister of Social Affairs motivated Annisa not to give up.
"The Center can form a BKM to hold High School Equivalency Examination of Packages A, B, and C for children. If there are many people like this, we'll just hold the equality exam ourselves. It's okay, we help these children with their education so they can get a diploma," concluded Risma.