Director General of Social Protection and Insurance, Harry Hikmat, as the representative of the Minister of Social Affairs, Khofifah Indar Parawansa, delivered his speech in the event of Book Launching: “Palugada, Hajat Setengah Abad Bina Swadaya”. This is also as the peak of celebration “The 50th of Bina Swadaya Foundation” which had been establishing since 1967 ago. On the same occasion, it was conveyed that Bina Swadaya is one of social foundations which help the farmers in agribusiness sector. This foundation had been helping in solving the social problems creatively and consistently for about 50 years and be the inspiration for the other common people.
“It is the right time for the government to appreciate this book which discusses about the key of success. Bina Swadaya has a high spirit to run its vision and mission and tough members. This foundation can stand independently foundation through social entrepreneur and has capability to follow the dynamic and developing of current situation. This is as a form of empowerment which involves the participation of the people. This empowerment is a concept of social economic development and as a paradigm of people oriented development which involves participation and sustainability,” he said.
In the end of the session, the Director General gave special award to the representative from Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, who did social entrepreneurship by gathering the women in Adonara Village and has been for 15 years as the member of Bina Swadaya foundation. She and her friends felt so easy in making transaction through barter system to fulfill their daily needs.