Social Affairs Ministry Disburses Tali Asih Charity to Tagana

Thursday, 29-July-2021 20:26

A Tagana personnel is helping prepare meals for social assistance at a public kitchen
Image : Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs
A Tagana personnel is helping prepare meals for social assistance at a public kitchen

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs has disbursed a total of IDR42.9 billion for the Disaster Preparedness Cadets (Tagana). The charity was transferred directly to their respective accounts through one of the state banks.

"This tali asih (charity) was given to 26,050 people. They are active Tagana personnel proposed by name by address (BNBA) by the Head of the Provincial Social Services Office, and have gone through a tiered assessment starting from the district/city Social Services Office," said Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini in written statement in Jakarta, on Thursday (07/29/2021).

Tri Rismaharini, also known as Risma, said the fund was given to active Tagana personnel. This is done to avoid Tagana members who are registered but have never been to the grounds, but received funds.

"Each Tagana member gets IDR1,500,000 for six months, plus an incentive of IDR150,000, so in total each Tagana gets IDR1,650,000," she said.

The Social Affairs Minister hopes that this charity incentive can increase the motivation and alertness of Tagana volunteers throughout Indonesia in providing emergency assistance to disaster victims.

Tagana members comprise of trained social volunteers or community social welfare workers who are concerned and active in disaster management. This disaster management includes disaster prevention, emergency response, and rehabilitation activities.

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