The Ministry of Social Affairs Continues to Recover Disaster Victims in NTT
SUMBA TIMUR (14 April 2021) - The Ministry of Social Affairs through the Directorate of Social Rehabilitation for Persons with Disabilities and the Center for Vocational Disabilities "Inten Suweno" is still supporting efforts to deal with flash floods in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) caused by Seroja Tropical Cyclone.
Following the direction of the Minister of Social Affairs, Tri Rismaharini that handling after the disaster emergency response period does not only assist but also provides Psychosocial Support Services (LDP) and trauma healing for disaster victims.
Hadi Suyono, Social Worker of the Vocational Disability Center "Inten Suweno" said that assistance is provided to vulnerable groups, namely people with disabilities. There are four (4) activities carried out in East Sumba, namely basic food assistance, assessment, health checks, and psychosocial support services.
50 packages of basic food assistance consisting of 10 kg of rice, 2 liters of cooking oil, 1 cardboard of instant meats, 1 kg of sugar, and 1 egg board were distributed to beneficiaries in two LKS, namely: the Bhakti Luhur Orphanage for 28 people and SLB Kanatang for 22 people.
Sister Yasinta Nasak, Head of the Bhakti Luhur Orphanage conveyed, the assistance given was very useful for our foster children who were also victims of the flood disaster, thanks to the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Vocational Center for Disabilities "Inten Suweno" who pay attention to our children, as well as which was conveyed by the Head of SLB Kanatang.
In addition to providing basic food assistance, a team from the Vocational Center for Disabilities "Inten Suweno" also assessed three people with disabilities, namely Elemek (21 years old, physically disabled), Ani (24 years old, a person with a hearing sensory disability) and Louis (19 years old, people with hearing and speech sensory disabilities). The three of them are interested in participating in vocational rehabilitation training at the Center for Vocational Disability "Inten Suweno".
Then Ina Fathonah, a nurse from the Center for Vocational Disabilities "Inten Suweno" conducted health checks on 7 (seven) residents. They experience hypertension because of anxiety due to the disaster and physical exhaustion from cleaning their homes and surroundings.
Then the team headed to the Bakti Luhur Orphanage to provide Psychosocial Support Services (LDP) to beneficiaries living in the orphanage. Erick (10 years), a person with a physical disability, is still overshadowed by the trauma of seeing him and can only pray for God to protect him.
The activity given was a colorful ball game in order to relieve the trauma caused by the flood. Sister Yasinta expressed her gratitude, because the team from the Center for Vocational Disability "Inten Soeweno" had made the children happy and had been able to forget about the disaster.