Social Affairs Ministry Collaborates with Youth Organizations for Mask and Vitamin Distribution

Wednesday, 28-July-2021 21:28

Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini, also known as Risma
Image : Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs
Indonesian Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini, also known as Risma

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesian government, through the Ministry of Social Affairs, continues to try to break the spreading of COVID-19 by cooperating with social pillars. One of them is by collaborating with Karang Taruna (Youth Organization) groups in distributing masks and vitamins for the lower classes of society.

Earlier, Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini had received a letter from youth organizations that felt called upon to work together and take part in activities related to handling COVID-19 through various programs carried out by the Ministry of Social Affairs.

"We will distribute masks and vitamins to all Karang Taruna organizations in Indonesia. I ask the Youth Organizations to help distribute them to the people in their respective areas," said the Minister of Social Affairs during a virtual meeting with 514 District/City Youth Organizations throughout the country, on Wednesday (07/28/2021).

The Minister of Social Affairs emphasized that the distribution of masks and vitamins by youth groups must prioritize the poor. Also, the Minister of Social Affairs does not recommend that youth groups distribute directly at the crossroads, but per sub-district because it is not only unhealthy and can cause crowds of people.

"It's not easy now to find vitamins, but we will try our best and to facilitate the distribution of vitamins and masks by youth organizations, we will try to make them packaged," said Tri Rismaharini, also known as Risma.

In order to speed up the distribution of masks and vitamins, the Ministry of Social Affairs will send them to the youth organization's secretariat addresses, but if there is no other alternative, they can go through the Social Services offices in each area.

"I hope there will be no problems with the delivery via Social Service. So, we give a role to our young people so that they can make a real contribution to the nation and country that really need the spirit of mutual cooperation in overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic," said the Minister of Social Affairs.

Youth organizations throughout Indonesia were given the task of distributing masks and vitamins. Meanwhile, food assistance has been carried out through various other Ministry of Social programs.

"I ask for help from youth youth organizations in the distribution of masks and vitamins. If they find on the ground that there are PKH, BPNT and BST recipients who do not get rice, they can help by reporting them to us," she said.

At the end of the presentation in the virtual meeting, the Minister of Social Affairs also gave motivation to youth groups in the form of shouts.

"The youth organizations are great, strong, and alive!" Risma said.

Reporter : turkhan
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