Development of Social Security
Like many countries with development issues, Indonesia possesses abundant natural resource. The land is rich with mineral raw materials such as coal, tin, gold and nickel. Adding to that is also various timber resources such as palm oil, coffee, tea, cacao, and other agricultural products. The problem is, how to utilize these this abundance. There is a succession of problems. To fully comprehend this, a thorough and deep understanding of the Indonesian society is inevitable.
The majority of the people in Indonesia live under the uncertainty as to what the next day will bring upon them. Worries about whether they would be able to provide enough food for the next day to their family, as well as, health issues, dominate their everyday life. These people live from day to day not knowing whether they will survive tomorrow. A constant and secured living with an assured income is for many people utopic.
Under these circumstances it is not nearly possible to plan in advance for the week ahead, let alone a year. Often sacrificing the children’s education is seen as the only way to reduce their burden, if not as a way out. A health insurance or even a health care is a financial and organizational burden that lays beyond the possible.
This kind of problem often has its root in the profound loss of spirit, simply because all of their strength and energy is drained for the mere survival, of themselves and their family. There is no personal room for talents and dreams, since there is no time nor money to afford choosing an occupation of their wish. It has even come to the extend that even the thoughts to find out has never even came to mind.
Adding to this lethargic condition is the obvious social class difference. The gap between rich and poor is extremely big in Indonesia, and it continues to grow. To expand ones wealth is not difficult, and all too frequently accelerated through corruption and exploitation of the lower class. The less fortunate people see no chance to improve their life situation. Often made worse due to lack of education and the proper drive, their strength are sapped from their everyday struggle to survive.
The restricted future are not only suffered by people with low education. Parents that have dealt against poverty and are able to afford a living, often have an idealism as to which path their children have to take in order to be financially stable. Beside the obligatory school attendance which regulates six years primary school followed by three years for middle school and high school each, going to the university is a must, and if possible to study medicine, so that they can have a high income. Only through this way, can the prized goal of the elite society be reached. Other way of life that does not contribute to the carrier, is apprehended as an error and the people who chose those path are seen as inferior.
Referring to the earlier mentioned subject, it has been clear that under no such circumstances would the people be able to manage the natural given resources. The mindset is too strapped to take any action and matters into one’s hand.
We are working on giving people another perspective out of the box. Everyone has a chance to make their dream comes true. It should be limited by their efforts and performance, not by the social judgement. It has come to our advantage that our members and supporters come from various occupational field. We want to show that there is a place for everybody with their talents, and to encourage them to find this place. Nevertheless a society lives and grows through the diversity of each individual.
It is not possible to fully close this gap in a matter of a few years, but it shall be possible to make it closer. When the abundance of the land is equally distributed, a better life is not impossible, for those who are willing and ready to fight.
Essential for our work is the thorough explanation to the people and by doing so, hopefully being able to work hand-in-hand. We want to create and build a promising future with you.