Through the Ministry of Social Affairs, KOICA Distributes Aid to Youth Groups

Through the Ministry of Social Affairs, KOICA Distributes Aid to Youth Groups
Writer :
OHH Ditjen Rehsos
Editor :
Putri D
Translator :
Intan Qonita N

JAKARTA (November 25, 2020) - In facing the challenges of COVID-19, the Government of South Korea and the Government of Indonesia have been working together since the initial response to the handling of the pandemic. Indonesia is one of South Korea's main partner countries in the distribution of emergency humanitarian aid.

The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), a government organization for Official Development Assistance (ODA) for developing countries, previously launched the "ABC Program", or "Agenda for Building resilience against COVID-19 through development cooperation," as part of its response to the COVID-19.

KOICA Indonesia also runs an inclusive program to combat COVID-19 with a total budget of US$6 million. As part of this commitment, on November 24, 2020, KOICA Indonesia signed a Grant Agreement with the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs.

Koica and the Ministry of Social Affairs are currently working together to develop an Integrated and Sustainable Training Support Platform for Youth with Social Problems (Vulnerable Youth) in Indonesia, with a period of three years 2020-2022.

The funding scheme from KOICA of USD $ 7,000,000 is intended for 2 facilities, namely the "Handayani" Social Rehabilitation Center for Children in Need of Special Protection (BRSAMPK) and also the Taruna Jaya 1 Social Development Institution (PSBR) belonging to the DKI Jakarta Provincial Social Office, where discussions regarding RoD are still ongoing under coordination Ministry of Social Affairs' Planning Bureau.

The RoD was signed Tuesday (24/11) in the office of the Director General of Rehabilitation in the context of the COVID-19 Handling Grant for Social Rehabilitation Facilities for Youth from Vulnerable Groups.

The RoD was signed by Director General of Social Affairs Harry Hikmat and Country Director of Koica Indonesia Jeong Hoe Jin who was accompanied by Deputy Country Director, Cho Jeong Sin and Project Coordinator, Dea Paramita.

Also present at the signing was the Expert Staff of the Minister for Change and Social Dynamics and concurrently Plt. Head of the Planning Bureau, Adhy Karyono, Secretary of the Directorate General of Social Rehabilitation, Idit Supriatna, and Director of Child Social Rehabilitation, Kanya Eka Santi.

The signing was also witnessed by representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the DKI Jakarta Provincial Social Office and representatives of the Technical Implementation Unit of Directorate General of Social Rehabilitation throughout Indonesia through online virtual meetings.

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