Social Minister Risma when receiving sewing machine assistance at the Ministry of Social Affairs Office, Friday (06/08).
JAKARTA – The Ministry of Social Affairs will increase the participation of Papuans in organizing the XX National Sports Week (PON) in 2021 which is planned to be held in October 2021.
As a form of the government’s great concern, the Ministry of Social Affairs will provide strengthening of the vocational capabilities of Papuans with guidance on sewing t-shirts, souvenirs and souvenirs.
“We will teach Papuan children the skills of sewing t-shirts, souvenirs and souvenirs that can be presented at the XX PON 2021 October. I will bring several units of sewing machines to Papua,” said Social Minister Risma when receiving sewing machine assistance at the Ministry of Social Affairs Office, Friday (06/08).
Today the Ministry of Social Affairs received assistance of 100 units of Singer sewing machines. The ceremonial handover of the sewing machine was held this morning in the main lobby at the Office of the Ministry of Social Affairs on Jalan Salemba 28.
“I believe this sewing machine assistance will be very useful, especially during the pandemic. Thank you to Singer sewing machine distributors who have been moved to provide assistance,” said the Minister of Social Affairs.
On this occasion the Minister of Social Affairs stated that with the help of sewing machines, it is hoped that the productivity of Papuans will increase and in turn increase their income.
It is planned that some sewing machines will be brought along with the Minister of Social Affairs’ visit to Papua tonight. Sewing machines will also be distributed to marginalized groups including scavengers.
“Sewing machines will also be distributed to scavengers. Because there are scavengers who have sewing skills too. They can make masks which we will buy later and then we will give to people in need,” said the Minister of Social Affairs.
The Ministry of Social Affairs pays full attention to the empowerment of marginalized groups, such as the homeless, scavengers, and persons with disabilities, with the support of strengthening vocational abilities.
Since the beginning of his tenure, Social Minister Risma initiated the establishment of the Attention Creation Center (SKA).
Through SKA, beneficiaries are given social psychological guidance, vocational training and entrepreneurship development such as processing compost, liquid fertilizer, hydroponic vegetables, chicken eggs and magot (catfish feed) as well as porang and grape agro-tourism.
At SKA, they are also given mentoring and strengthening entrepreneurship by providing stands/outlets such as cafes, laundry, batik, handicrafts, and grocery stores.
Now SKA outlets are spread across various locations such as Balai Pangudi Luhur Bekasi, Balai Besar Kartini Temanggung, Balai Antasena Magelang, Balai Ciungwanara Bogor, Balai Mulyajaya Jakarta, Balai Toddopuli Makassar, Mahatmiya Hall Bali, Paramita Mataram Hall, Dharma Guna Bengkulu Hall and Palu Nipotowe Hall. .