Pekalongan - The desire of President Ir H Joko Widodo to expand the distribution of Indonesia Smart Card (KIP) to orphans, realized in Field Masjid Al-Djunaid Modern Pondok Pesantren Al-Qur'an, District Bumirejo, Sunday (08/1). President expands the card distribution to orphans in Indonesia because KIP is only given to students who can not afford proposed by the school and verified by the Ministry of Education.
"These cards we share, because we want to give economic equality and social justice for all Indonesian people so that all benefit from the cards given included in Pekalongan," said Jokowi.
KIP amount distributed to orphans in Pekalongan as many as 236 KIP. Cards were distributed to orphans attending school, whether elementary, junior high, or high school / vocational school. Elementary students receive assistance Rp 450 thousand / year, SMP Rp 750 thousand / year, and SMA / SMK Rp 1 million / year. Assistance was requested is used to purchase various school needs, such as books, bags, shoes and school uniforms. The plan, KIP specifically for orphans will be distributed to 896 thousand children across Indonesia.
"But this promise not to buy credits. If caught for credit to buy it later on the card will be revoked. The money need to buy school supplies, such as buy books, school uniforms, or any other," he said, but he warned.
In addition to special KIP orphans, President Jokowi also distributed cards to the less fortunate citizens PKH. By having PKH, residents will receive a grant of Rp 1.9 million a year. The aid can be disbursed four times a year.
"What this (card recipient PKH) also promise loh ya duitnya not to buy credits or asked his father to buy cigarettes, should not be. His money to buy nutritious food for the children and for school so they added a smart and healthy," said the former Jakarta's governor.
Persons with disabilities and senior citizens also did not escape the attention of the President Jokowi. For the less fortunate people with disabilities are given Rp 300 thousand / month, and senior citizens Rp 200 thousand / month.
**translated by Kominfo Jateng