Social Minister Risma Challenges Students to Solve Social Problems
BANDUNG (18 March 2021) - The Minister of Social Affairs of the Republic of Indonesia (Mensos), Tri Rismaharini challenged the students of the Bandung Social Welfare Polytechnic (Poltekesos) to be able to solve social problems in Indonesia.
According to the Minister of Social Affairs, the existing challenges must be answered by all the Bandung Poltekesos academic community.
This was conveyed by the Minister of Social Affairs while attending a public lecture at the Bandung Poltekesos Campus with the theme "The Ministry of Social Affairs Policy of the Republic of Indonesia in preparing prospective social workers in the future". Bandung, (18/03/21)
"You students must go to the field to see first hand the existing social problems and then find a solution" explained the Minister of Social Affairs in front of the students present.
According to him from an early age, students should be taught to be directly involved in the field, because that would be more beneficial.
Furthermore, the Minister of Social Affairs said that he strongly agreed with the concept of an independent campus that was carried out by Mendikbud Nadiem Makarim.
"Yesterday I had a meeting with the Minister of Education and Culture, we had a chance to discuss about an independent campus, I think it's a good concept that can also be applied in this campus" said the Minister of Social Affairs.
On this occasion the Minister of Social Affairs also provided motivation to the entire academic community who were present. The mother of two children said that nothing is impossible in life.
"In this life there is nothing that is impossible, those who are willing or unwilling. So if you have hope and ideals, do not ever give up," concluded the Minister of Social Affairs.
The need for prospective professional social workers is very important in the development of social welfare. Therefore, various policies need to be outlined, especially with the development of higher education institutions to produce reliable, competent, and professional social worker candidates.
At the same opportunity, in his report, the Head of the Education Research and Social Counseling Agency (BP3S) Syahabuddin said that if Law Number 14 of 2019 concerning Social Workers was passed, it had made a "milestone".
"With the existence of this Social Security Law, we will show the existence of the status of the social work profession in Indonesia, we will prove our role in the development of social welfare in Indonesia," said the Head of BP3S.
The Head of BP3S also expressed his hope that graduates of the Bandung Poltekesos are ready and able to take part in various lines of social services.
For information on participants in this activity, Bandung Poltekesos Students were followed online and offline.