Mrs. Hj. Astuty Hasinah Haryono: “I HAVE NOT DONE ENOUGH YET”
As a “mother of people” her spirit to help others is wonderful and can be compared to the one of the late Mrs. Tien Soeharto, our former First Lady, whom she admires. She dedicated her family rest house in Cinangka, Depok, West Java to Posdaya (Family Empowerment Post) as a proof of her care to the less fortunate people.
Mrs. Astuty Hasinah Haryono has been married to Mr. Haryono Suyono for more than four decades – 45 years, and on his side from the very beginning of his career to the crown of his career as the chief of BKKBN, State Minister of Demography, Minister of People’s Welfare and Poverty Alleviation (1983-1989) and received high praise from former RI Presidents Soeharto and B. J. Habibie, until now.
CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR INDONESIAN LKM
Poverty is a social phenomenon that happens not only in Indonesia or developing countries but also in modern countries with more stable economies. The phenomenon that spreads in various countries of the world demands global attention. The World Summit on Social Development in Copenhagen in 1995 discussed world poverty, unemployment and social excommunicating
And so in Indonesia, the government is obliged to alleviate poverty. Its program implementation always puts social (or family) development in it. In Soeharto’s era, the government developed instruments and facilities such as obligations for small business or micro and medium credit besides empowerment programs by providing food, health, housing, education and family planning.
SHARING POSDAYA WITH FRIENDS
Early this month, the Chief of BKKBN, dr Sugiri Syaries, MPA, accompanied by his officers and the Chief of Damandiri Foundation, Prof. Dr. Haryono Suyono and the Damandiri Foundation Director of Entrepreneurship, Drs. Mazwar Noerdin, were in Kampala, Uganda to attend an international event: Partners in Population and Development. The meeting was attended by officers of demography and development from Southern countries or non-block countries and also many philanthropic foundations to discuss integration based people development.
SMA NEGERI I CIAMPEA DEVELOPS PAUD
Early Age Education (PAUD, Pendidikan Anak Usia Dini) is a preschool that helps less fortunate people to educate their children freely. Students of SMA N I Ciampea, Bogor, West Java, with the permission of their teachers and guidance from P2SDM IPB and Damandiri Foundation, successfully develop PAUD in their neighborhood. This activity is not only good for the people there but also for the school and their students.
“The students’ task is only to summon village inhabitants, provide consultation, train, motivate and donate material needed by PAUD,” stated the vice principal in the public relations section, Srie Hartatie Mulya, SPd.
HUMANITY IN WOMEN’S POWER
Mother is our first teacher. She begins teaching us since we were in her belly. Now her duty is getting harder since the era challenges us to be tougher, smarter and wiser. Mother prepares our life canvas and tells us how to draw our own life on them to answer the challenge. Isn’t she great?
The Central Statistics Board (BPS) temporary projection shows that by November 8th 2007 the number of women aged 15-54 years old is 66.853, while men is 66.543. From that projection we can conclude that we can not belittle women’s power. When the power of every woman is united it can become an amazing power to push national development so that we can reach a better future faster.
Youth in Action
SMA NEGERI I JAMPANG KULON, SUKABUMI, WEST JAVA TRAINS 180 STUDENTS TO BECOME SKILLFUL BUSINESSMEN
Damandiri Foundation’s aid in enhancing learning motivation to the180 less fortunate students of SMA N I Jampang Kulon, Sukabumi West Java is very effective. The training helps them to acquire business skills and confidence to start their own business one day. They are trained to assemble computer and automotive equipment, also sewing their own uniform and printing on banners. The program is provided by Damandiri Foundation and Social Service Institution (LPM) of Bogor Agriculture Institute (IPB) in their School Based Family Empowerment Post activity.
From Desk Haryono
December is the last month of year that we should spend with caring for each other, especially in last one or two months when the world economy is again in crisis, although we have worked hard the whole year, many have succeeded yet some have failed.
The crisis in our country began when the oil price soared so high that people had to start using gas for their domestic needs. It is not easy for them to change their life style from using kerosene stoves that is much easier for them to use gas stoves. The government facilitated them with gas stoves to start using gas in their daily needs. New problems appeared.