When the Ministry of Social Affairs is Visited by Binus Elementary School Students
JAKARTA (March 3rd 2020) - Tuesday morning the Aneka Bhakti Building of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Central Jakarta, was filled with dozens of students of the Bina Nusantara International School (Binus) Elementary School.
Outside the building, equipment for handling victims of natural disasters is ready to be displayed, namely the Field Public Kitchen Vehicle (Dumlap) and the Rubber Boat. The equipment was deliberately displayed in the context of the study visit of 61 grade 4 (four) SD Binus International School students to the Ministry of Social Affairs.
The Minister of Social Affairs Juliari P. Batubara, who welcomed the students, explained painstakingly about the function of the Dumlap and the Inflatable Boat.
"So our country is located in the ring of fire so it is prone to disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis, and so on. Now this kitchen serves to provide food for the refugees," explained Minister of Social Affairs Ari, taking the Dumlap Vehicle followed by the students.
There are our volunteer personnels, continued the Minister of Social Affairs, whose name is Disaster Preparedness Cadets (Tagana) who provides food in Dumlap to help refugees victims of natural disasters.
The students seemed enthusiastic about listening to the Minister of Social Affairs 's explanation and also asked about the function of the Inflatable Boat beside the Dumlap Vehicle.
"If the flood hits, this tool is used to help evacuate residents" continued Minister of Social Affairs Ari.
The students follow the Minister of Social Affairs through other Minister of Social Affairs programs that are displayed. No less interesting, Minister of Social Affairs Ari also introduced the Accessibility Car for Persons with Disabilities and the Mobile Braille Literacy Car to students.
In the opening, Minister of Social Affairs Ari said that the study visit was intended so that children would know what the government was doing and the government's role in serving the community.
Students are provided with knowledge about government, especially the duties and functions of the Ministry of Social Affairs in carrying out social welfare programs.
These programs include Social Rehabilitation, Social Protection, Social Security, Social Empowerment, and Poverty Alleviation.
"This visit will be a good experience for all of you," said Minister of Social Affairs Ari.
The students were invited to tour around the Minister of Social Affairs's office environment including the Ministry of Social Affairs Workroom, Public Service Room, Planning Bureau Room, and the Family Hope Program (PKH) Call Center Service.
One of the students, Joshua, at the end of the tour briefly shared his impression of joining this activity.
"Great. Very great,"
"Cool. Very cool," he said in English.