Socially excluded groups in Indonesia, such as transgender people and children with disabilities, don’t have the same opportunities as other groups in society. They often find it hard to access education and healthcare because they lack information about the kinds of services available to them or because these services don’t cover their specific needs. Program Peduli promotes social inclusion by helping them to better access social services, gain government recognition and promote acceptance.
Seefar played a key role in the initial design and startup of Program Peduli. We assisted The Asia Foundation, the implementing partner of Peduli, to carry out a large-scale survey underpinning the program strategy. We also helped to set up a framework to track the social impact on beneficiaries. This framework needed to be flexible enough to capture the dynamic process of social inclusion, which includes changes in attitudes, values, relations and institutions.
Throughout the duration of the programme, Seefar took the lead in collecting data from the more than 70 NGOs involved. We were responsible for analyzing the data in order to provide The Asia Foundation and the Government of Indonesia with a comprehensive overview of how we were achieving results. Our support, systems and personnel have helped The Asia Foundation track Peduli’s success in creating greater social inclusion and equal opportunities for marginalized groups in Indonesia.
As the program enters into a new phase, challenges remain in ensuring marginalized groups are able to participate equally and achieve their full potentials. More responsive policies will be needed that promote tolerance and equality of access and opportunity for all of Peduli’s target groups.