Peduli Program is a community development program in partnership with civil society organizations to reach beneficiaries who experience exclusion from government program resulting in discrimination and stigmatization. The Program attempts to promote legal and social recognition for marginalized community that has been neglected due to geographical, social and political factors. Peduli strives to achieve three goals: increasing access to services and social assistance, increasing social acceptance and improving social inclusion policy. Peduli program is implemented under the coordination of KemenKo PMK (Coordinating Ministry of Human Development and Culture) which used “Social Inclusion” as an approach to empower marginalized and vulnerable community, improve welfare and reduce poverty.
Kemitraan as one of the Executing Organizations focuses its works on indigenous communities and endeavor to achieve fulfilment of basic rights, foster social acceptance and promote social inclusion values into policy. Until 2016, Peduli has reached more than 11,000 indigenous communities in 14 provinces, 20 Regencies and 45 villages in Indonesia.
This includes the Kokoda tribe in Sorong, Marapu tribe in East Sumba, Nuaulu tribe in North Maluku, Talang Mamak tribe in Riau, Boti tribe and Bajo tribe in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), the Togaribo and Tobalo community in Bulo-bulo Regency as well as the Kahayya tribe in South Sulawesi, the Topo Uma and Kulawi Uma tribes in Central Sulawesi, Suku Anak Dalam (SAD) tribe in West Sumatera and Jambi, Cina Benteng in South Tenggerang, Kasepuhan and Baduy tribe in Banten and Dayak community in East Kalimantan.
Program Peduli also facilitated indigenous community to receive social coverage. As much as 2,116 indigenous people have received health coverage such as KIS, BPJS Kesehatan, and Jamkesda. Moreover 1,804 people acquired education facility such as KIP, formal education, and Kejar Paket A,B,C, and approximately 1.975 indigenous people received legal identity such as ID card, birth certificate, marriage certificate and Family card (Kartu Keluarga).
Peduli Program by Kemitraan is conducted through establishing partnership with 14 local CSO at 13 provinces. The work is focusing on strengthening communities as well as advocacy influencing policy at local, regional and national level. The program is implemented by adopting gender equality perspective and mainstreaming child protection to ensure that women has equal opportunity to participate in public life and children has their right to be protected. Under Peduli Program, mainstreaming gender and children have been performed since the planning, implementation as well as monitoring and evaluation process. By far, Peduli Program by Kemitraan has positively impacted indigenous community and well acknowledged by local and national government. Peduli Program is expected to run until 2018.