BEKASI, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs conducts social rehabilitation for people needing social welfare services, such as homeless people, scavengers, and beggars in Jakarta.
The People Needing Social Welfare Services (PPKS) are trained to have various skills in Bekasi Pangudi Luhur Center. These skills include catfish farming, making compost, hydroponics, and vehicle mechanics. After receiving the training, Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini sent them to PT. Waskita Karya to work.
Among the PPKS who work at PT. Waskita Karya, there is a 53-years-old man called Supriyadi. He admits to feeling happy because he is able to work in a new place, which is better than the previous workplace, and to properly live in an employees’ residence.
“After waking up in the morning, I have my breakfast and coffee. Then, I start to work like cleaning trash around the project and helping the workers,” he said in Bekasi on Friday (02/26/2021),
After a month of working, there are no difficulties that he has to face and everything can be done well. The work starts from 07:30 to 17:00 local time. In addition, the work environment is quite fun and not boring.
“I do not find any difficulty at all. The environment is fun and there are some jokes. In the afternoon, we can take a break,” Supriyadi explains.
In the employees’ residence where the two employees live, Supriyadi admits his purpose to work in PT. Waskita Karya is not only to get job opportunities, but it is also to find friends. It includes the roommate of the employees’ residence.
“It has been almost a month since I have been living here. I would like to express my gratitude towards the Minister of Social Affairs, who gives me an opportunity to work and to start a new life,” he states.
He also expresses his gratitude towards the tutors in Pangudi Luhur Office who patiently teach, mentor, and train him so that he can work in a new place which is PT. Waskita Karya.
“I also want to say thank you to Mrs. Lea and Mrs. Neneng, who often visit and teach me. At first, I had no idea about PT. Waskita Karya, but now I can work there,” he explains.
A 52-years-old man called Riyadi also experiences the same thing. He feels comfortable working in PT. Waskita Karya because there is no heavy work and he also gets to feel the new atmosphere.
“I do not think the work is difficult to do and I feel glad to be able to work here since I get to experience a new environment. I want to express my gratitude towards Mrs. Risma who has changed my life to a better one,” says Riyadi.
Rizal Ramadhan, a logistic staff of PT. Waskita Karya, admits that he feels helped to know that the former Social Welfare Services Receivers who he recruited are reliable. They can work fast and adapt to the duties given.
“We are helped by their presence because they can work in a team and understand what they are told to do after the morning briefings,” he explains.
Their duties, Rizal says, are more in an all-around unit which includes cleaning waste around the projects and helping the material loading for the projects from the workshop locations to the fields.
“Their responsibilities are cleaning the waste around the projects and helping the project material loading from the workshop locations to the fields. They are taught about how to do it and they are quick to understand,” explains Rizal.
PT. Waskita Karya also appreciates them, because they are not ashamed to ask whenever they have questions. They are also quick to understand the instruction during the briefing and the best thing is that they are quite fast in doing the given duties.
“We admit that they can work in a team, besides how they quickly understand the instructions during the briefing and how they are fast in doing the duties. I thought they once worked in projects that they have some experience as provisions to work here,” says Rizal.