"I want to be a doctor, Sir,” said a 14 year-old boy who inhabits prison IIA grader Curup Rejang Lebong, Bengkulu since two weeks ago because of an abuse case. He is one of 30 children aged 13-1 who was selected by the IPPA Bengkulu. IPPA Bengkulu focused on youth groups organization activities through photography training for teens who are in child prison Curup Class II A, Rejang Lebong and for young school dropouts in the range. In general, the youth in Child Class II A Curup, Rejang Lebong child prison have been committed due to various crimes, such as: theft, abuse, drugs, homicide, traffic violations that cause accidents, fights, and robbery with a verdict on average between 1 to 2 years.
Visits to child prison Class II A Curup, Rejang Lebong was a part of the signing of the Regional Office of the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights with the IPPA Bengkulu province and PKBI Bengkulu as a part of PNPM Peduli implementation for adolescents in conflict with the law. The signing was held on July 27, 2012, witnessed by the Vice Minister of Justice Human Rights, Denny Indrayana, Deputy Minister for People’s Welfare - Poverty Alleviation and Community Empowerment, Sujana Royat, and other local government officials.
In an effort to reduce poverty, PNPM Mandiri not only touches the communities in rural or urban areas, but has also been expanded to target marginalized groups such as youth school drop-out and incriminated in legal case. To empower youth and provide them with the skills to return to the community, through PNPM Peduli, facilitated by the IPPA Bengkulu, they were taught about life-skills; reproductive health issues and the danger of drugs; and strengthening leadership capacity and youth organization.
As Chairman of the Working Group of PNPM Mandiri, Sujana Royat stated, "PNPM Peduli breaks the chains of poverty and brings back the spirit of learning to motivate them towards a goal and the future because they are the nation's assets. They are also equipped with the skills and livelihood programs so that they feel valued. "
Livelihood-related activities offered by PNPM Peduli are intended to give options for teens to improve their living standards through small business efforts that can be done individually or in groups. The presence of PNPM Peduli provided a new spirit to the youth in child prison Class II A Curup, Rejang Lebong Bengkulu to be welcomed back by society and have contribution to the community.