Legislator Appreciates Social Affairs Ministry's ATENSI Social Aid for People Affected by Pandemic

Friday, 08-October-2021 10:00

Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini symbolically delivers ATENSI social aid to a beneficiary receiver in Takalar.
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Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini symbolically delivers ATENSI social aid to a beneficiary receiver in Takalar.

TAKALAR, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs continues to distribute ATENSI Social Rehabilitation Assistance Assistance, which has been symbolically delivered by Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini and House of Representatives Commission VIII member Samsu Niang to Beneficiaries and Orphans whose parents died due to Covid-19 in Takalar, South Sulawesi. The aid that was symbolically delivered has a total value of IDR1,113,775,200.

ATENSI's support consists of entrepreneurship assistance for 539 beneficiaries in the form of barbershop business, grocery business, workshop business, air conditioning services business, and livestock business. There is also accessibility assistance for 25 beneficiaries, consisting of Hearing Aids (ABD), talking cellphones, adaptive walking sticks, talking laptops, wheelchairs, prothesis, crutches, and tripods.

Furthermore, there is also basic needs assistance for 24 beneficiaries in the form of basic necessities and nutrition, as well as assistance for orphans, which were also delivered directly by Tri Rismaharini, also known as Risma, to 97 children who were left by their parents due to COVID-19.

"We provide assistance every month for them to keep going to school. So, children who have not attended school will get IDR300,000/month, and those who are already in school get IDR200,000/month," Risma explained, as in a statement received by Netralnews, on Friday (10/08/2021).

During this work visit, Echelon I Officials in the Ministry of Social Affairs, Special Staff for the Minister, Head of Provincial Social Services, Head of Regency/City Social Services, and Head of the Ministry of Social UPT Center in South Sulawesi Province were also present.

Commission VIII member Samsu Niang gave his appreciation to the Ministry of Social Affairs. He appreciated the Ministry of Social Affairs who was quick and responsive to solve problems.

"By summoning all Himbara member banks, district/city social service heads, provincial social services, assistants, regional police, these are all efforts to speed up distribution for beneficiaries," said Samsu Niang.

In addition to the assistance provided, Social Affairs Minister Risma also always provides reinforcement and motivation, one of which is for orphans whose parents died due to COVID-19.

"You don't have to feel alone, you don't have to be afraid, you don't have to be inferior. You can definitely do it if you want, because everyone is given the opportunity to succeed," the Minister of Social Affairs said.

The emotion was felt by Devina Salsabila (15), who had been left by her father six months ago due to COVID-19, when Social Affairs Minister Risma gave encouragement and gave Devina the opportunity to send letters.

"I was very close to my late father. He always advised me that if I wanted to become a doctor, I must be passionate about studying and pursuing my dreams. My hope is that I can make my mother and sister happy," said Devina.

This ATENSI support is a collaboration of several Social Centers and Workshops, namely the Gau Mabaji Gowa Center, the Nipotowe Center in Palu, the Wirajaya Makassar Center, the Manado Tumou Tou Center, the Makassar Todopuli Center, the Pangurangi Takalar Workshop, and the Pangurangi Takalar Workshop.

Aslam Saidina (17), is one of the beneficiaries of the Aisyiyah Lumbung branch of LKSA Amrullah who received Productive Economic Enterprises (UEP) assistance in the form of a barber shop business with a value of IDR5 million. The income Aslam receives in the barbershop business is IDR250,000/day.

"I hope to be more independent and Amrullah Barbershop can develop," said Aslam, who aspires to be a soldier.

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