To Distribute ATENSI Service Assistance, "Nipotowe" Center MoU with Bank Mandiri
SIGI (2 July 2021) - To accelerate the Social Rehabilitation Assistance (ATENSI) service, the Ministry of Social Affairs through Nipotowe Palu Center in collaboration with PT. Bank Mandiri Tbk in the Palu area to distribute ATENSI assistance in 2021 for Persons Needing Social Welfare Service (PPKS) program. This collaboration is realized through the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with PT. Bank Mandiri Tbk in Palu area, located at Nipotowe Social Rehabilitation Center in Kalukubula, Sigi Biromaru.
The Head of Nipotowe, Syaiful Samad, in his remarks on the implementation of the MoU stated that the collaboration with Bank Mandiri was not just distributing ATENSI assistance to PPKS, but also including SOE support in supporting and empowering ATENSI beneficiaries who were fostered by Nipotowe Center.
"The distribution of assistance through Bank Mandiri is not only the assistance can be targeted and easily accessible to beneficiaries but also there are other things that we need to cooperate with. We need support from various parties to increase the independence of PPKS. This responsibility is not only our responsibility at the office. Nipotowe and the Ministry of Social Affairs, but also this is the responsibility of all of us, including the SOEs," said Syaiful.
Syaiful said that the work of people with disabilities that had been fostered at Nipotowe Center could be marketed more widely and the public would appreciate the work of people with disabilities, not just piled up in the Center. Moreover, people with intellectual disabilities on average do not have access to work in the formal sector and need the support of others to be independent.
He gave an example that the clothes he was wearing were examples of handicap works. For this reason, Syaiful encourages Bank Mandiri to participate in optimizing the ability of beneficiaries to have confidence and their products can be accepted by the wider community.
In response to this, Zuhri as Area Head of PT Bank Mandiri Tbk Palu Area stated that the Palu area oversees 26 branches spread across 13 regencies and 1 city. Zuhri also said that Bank Mandiri was ready to promote the work of beneficiaries from Nipotowe to be introduced to stakeholders and in all Bank Mandiri branches.