Enhancing Income Generating for
Persons with Disabilities through
the Environmental Activities
Judith Simbara, General Secretary
YPAC Nasional/ Indonesian Society for the Care of
Children with Disabilities
F A C T S
• Indonesia Laws No. 8/2016 covers the rights and needs of PwDs needs to
be further socialized.
* Quota 1 % for private sector and 2% for government institutions cannot
* Opportunities for workers with disabilities to find suitable employment is low.
• Lack of understanding from the employers towards the needs of PwDs.
• Lack of upgraded training for PwDs to reach the minimum standard.
• Potentials of PwDs have yet been regarded equally capable to non PwDs.
Low interest to support social activities of PwDs
community – not potential buyers.
Disability is a less attractive issue compared to
entertainment, sports, etc.
Budget constraints of the government and
Unreliable funding sources.
Only a few social NGOs owns SMEs.
SOLUTION: CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES -
DISABILITIES & ENVIRONMENT
• Pre-vocational activities through preserving the
environment: waste recycle, planting certain type
of peanut type of “Kacang Koro”, etc.
• Community Based Rehabilitation through
• Training for Trainers for both disability dan
• Various ways of pre-vocational activities through preserving the environment.
• Involving PwDs in future environmental programs.
• Attract other parties’ support (local government & private sector).
• FGDs for better solutions - synergy activities involving PwDs.
• Triggering local government – budget allocation - Indonesia Laws No. 8/2016
• A sustainable program - participation of PwDs in the country’s development
- Planting “Kacang Koro” plant – good for children with autism
- Early detection of disabilities.
- Waste recycling activities.
- Skills trainings utilizing environmental material.
- Greening the surroundings.
- Green home industries