Building Independence of KPM PKH through ProKus
The training was organized by the Yogyakarta Center for Social Welfare Education and Training (BBPPKS) which was attended by 14 batches with a total of 420 participants, consisting of Regency / City Family Hope Program (PKH) Assistants.
At the beginning of the presentation, Secretary of the Directorate General of Social Empowerment Bambang Sugeng greatly appreciated and greatly supported the performance of PKH Facilitators.
"I see the success of programs in the regions, one of which is through PKH facilitators, the success stories are extraordinary. PKH Beneficiaries (KPM PKH) has been more successful in improving the quality of life thanks to the efforts of PKH facilitators. Facilitators are given an extraordinary mandate to improve the quality of life of the beneficiaries," said Bambang Sugeng.
Furthermore, the Secretary of the Directorate General of Social Empowerment explained the social empowerment policies and programs, with the theme "Building Independence of KPM PKH Graduation through Social Entrepreneurship Program (ProKus)".
"Social empowerment is a process of increasing the power or ability of individuals, institutions and society, the target is individuals. Especially in relation to the Social Entrepreneurship program, this is very important for the assistants who will participate in guarding it," Bambang Sugeng explained.
ProKus is a combination of Business and Social (B + S) using a Business approach to solve social problems (B For S). The success rate of social entrepreneurship is marked by the creation of employment opportunities for KPM PKH Graduasi, improving business skills of persons with disabilities, the presence of food processing household industries that can absorb agricultural production, decreasing the use of plastic bags in the community, and the creation of productive economic businesses for members of the Youth Organization.
ProKus has 3 models, namely early-stage model, mentoring, and incubation. In the framework of growing and developing small businesses (ultra micro) with the target of those who have Potential and / or Small Business Startups (ultra micro), especially those in Deciles 2, 3 and 4 in DTKS.
At the end of his presentation, the Secretary of the Directorate General of Social Empowerment also conveyed the rice Social Assistance (BSB) which involved PKH Facilitators throughout Indonesia to guard BSB.
"Rice Social Assistance, which aims to reduce the burden on KPM PKH expenses during the Covid-19 pandemic, is distributed for 3 months starting from August to October. In September, we distributed it directly for 2 months (August and September) as much as 30 kg / KPM. In October, another 15kg KPM will be distributed, KPM PKH received a total BSB weighing 45kg. This assistance was only for 10 million KPM PKH throughout Indonesia. The rice distributed was medium quality rice. In the distribution mechanism, we have assigned BULOG. And it will be handed over by the transporter. Droping points can be done at RT, RW, PKH meeting places, or other places that have been agreed upon by related parties such as PKH Facilitators, District / City Social Services," continued Bambang Sugeng.
The task of PKH facilitators in guarding BSB is very important. Namely socializing the BSB and distribution schedule, coordinating with the Social Service in order to distribute and check the quality and quantity of rice, ensuring BSB can be received by KPM, and signing the TTB list, facilitating rice replacement for KPM who receive rice that does not match the quality or quantity.