Social Affairs Ministry Graduates 26 People with Disabilities at Wyata Guna Center

Monday, 18-October-2021 09:00

Social Affairs Ministry Graduates 26 People with Disabilities at Wyata Guna Center
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Social Affairs Ministry Graduates 26 People with Disabilities at Wyata Guna Center

BANDUNG, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs has graduated 26 people needing social welfare services (PPKS). These 26 people, who are at the Wyata Guna Bandung center, have completed their vocation training at the social services center.

"The 26 PPKS people have completed vocational training. They comprise of eight computer professionals, seven massage specialists, four Shiatsu specialists, and seven beneficiaries who completed formal education," said Sudarsono, head of Wyata Guna Bandung Center, in a written statement received by Netralnews, on Monday (10/18/2021).

Sudarsono said that after taking part in the training, it is expected that the 26 alumni of the social services center can apply their knowledge in daily activities, as well as be independent and improve their economic welfare.

"With the provision of skills, it is hoped that they can apply their skills and improve the welfare of the lives of these people needing social services, while encouraging them to be able to access jobs or open their own businesses and be able to provide economic value to their lives," he said.

The Ministry of Social Affairs does not only train skills for PPKS, but also provides social assistance in the form of tools tailored to the skills they have learned, for example supporting independence where PPKS computer programs get laptops/mobile phones, and those who take massage programs get a set of massage tools, as well as Shiatsu.

Sandi Maulana Munir, a representative of the PPKS, said that he and his friends thanked Minister of Social Affairs Tri Rismaharini for the training and assistance that had been provided.

"We promise to continue to learn and practice the acquired skills and maximize the utilization of the social assistance received," Sandi said.

In the future, the Social Rehabilitation Assistance (ATENSI) program at Wyata Guna Bandung Center will continue to improve services to fulfill the basic rights of persons with disabilities.

For example, at Pangudi Luhur Center in Bekasi, PPKS gain entrepreneurial skills such as automotive (motorcycles) repairmen, catfish cultivation, composting, and hydroponic plant cultivation. The Ministry of Social Affairs will continue to be present in the community without exception, including for people with disabilities by providing ATENSI assistance to be able to live independently economically and not depend on others.

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