Closing the Telkom's 52nd-anniversary series, PT Telkom Indonesia (Telkom) through Telkom Disability Care program provides tools for 5,200 persons with disabilities in Telkom Disability Care - Charity Golf Tournament. The event was attended by SOE Minister Rini M. Soemarno, State Ministry of Enterprise, Telkom President Director Alex J. Sinaga, and TelkomGroup's corporate customers in Jakarta, Saturday (5/8).
On that occasion, Telkom signed a partnership with Kick Andy Foundation with the scope of cooperation to hold Gantari Award appreciation to the disabled, achievement of entrepreneurship development and distribution of tools for 5,200 disables consisting of 720 artificial limbs, 52 low vision tools, 52 audio books, 52 digital Al-Quran, 52 hearing aids, and 4,272 braille books.
Rini M. Soemarno appreciated this aid as a form of BUMN presence in the midst of society. "It is proper that the existence of SOEs perceived all levels of society, including by persons with disabilities in Indonesia as a form of BUMN Present for the State. Programs such as Telkom Disability Care should be appreciated and supported to create equality for persons with disabilities. Such a program is expected to continue so that it can provide the greatest benefit for the nation ", said Rini M. Soemarno.
Meanwhile, Alex J. Sinaga explained that Telkom Disability Care is a corporate social responsibility program to people with special needs initiated by Telkom since 2016. "Telkom Disability Care is Telkom's effort to improve the competitiveness of people with disabilities through programs such as funding for entrepreneurship development, provision of difable tools, as well as hiring difables as well as making special applications for exceptional schools (SLB). This is to encourage economic independence and improve the welfare of persons with disabilities in Indonesia, "explained Alex J. Sinaga
Through Telkom Disability Care program, Telkom also targets to employ as many as 152 disabled labors in various TelkomGroup operational lines in accordance with their respective competencies.
With the implementation of Telkom Disability Care program that is driven by the spirit of SOEs Present for the Country, Telkom hopes to improve the equality of life of people with disability in Indonesia. In addition, the program is expected to inspire other communities to always increase awareness to others, so that the improvement of welfare and competitiveness of the nation in this digital era can be accelerated through the synergy of all parties.