Minister deciphers the success of Singapore’s family service center

JAKARTA (ANTARA) – Minister of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection Bintang Puspayoga visited the Family Service Center (FSC) in Singapore to exchange sound practices and decipher FSC’s successes.

“I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to the Singapore Ministry of Social and Family Development for organizing this delightful visit to the Family Services Centre,” she said in a statement issued Wednesday.

“We are trying to gain a lot of knowledge through this visit,” she said.

FSC is a community-based social service that serves low-income or vulnerable individuals and families in need of social and emotional support.

FSC Social Workers provide case management support to families regarding family, financial, housing, employment, and other social issues.

According to Puspayoga, Singapore’s implementation of the FSC concept is based on a program developed by the ministry, namely the Family Learning Center (Puppaga) program.

Puppaga has been in development since 2016 and currently has 257. Puspagas It is spread across 16 provinces and 231 districts or cities in Indonesia,” she said.

Puppaga Provide free counseling, consultation and support to Indonesian families with the help of experts i.e. psychologists and counselors

Puppaga It’s a learning center that aims to improve the quality of life for families by strengthening the capacity of parents, families, or others to take responsibility for the well-being and protection of their children, she noted.

“Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo has paid special attention to the role of mothers and families in education and child-rearing, making this issue one of his priorities,” the minister said.

During his visit to FSC, Puspayoga asked several questions about the program, including program quality, quantity, manpower capacity, structure, service flow, and monitoring of service recipients.

Her ministry expects synergies to be established Puppaga FSC in the future.

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