PEKKA Program

What is PEKKA’s Work Program?
PEKKA’s work program is developed according to the context and need of female household heads in efforts to eradicate poverty and build their leadership capacity. This program is organized into thematic activities.

Economic Empowerment
Focuses on two key activities:
•    Develop Community-based Micro-Finance Institutions (LKM-Siskom) through savings and loan cooperatives as a collective source of funds.
•    Build economic productivity through group and individual enterprises as an independent source of livelihood for households.

Food and Energy Sovereignty
Focuses on three key activities:
•    Develop permaculture to sustainably meet food needs
•    Identify and sensitize the public on local food to ensure food self-sufficiency among women heads of household
•    Facilitate local initiatives to build Pekka’s food and energy resilience, including the development of food barns and biogas

Lifelong Education
Focuses on five key activities:
•    Hold functional literacy classes through study groups for learning how to read, write and count in an effort to eradicate illiteracy
•    Hold early childhood education classes (PAUD)
•    Facilitate access to formal education equivalency programs for primary, junior high and senior high education to help PEKKA Union members complete their formal education
•    Hold educational classes for Pekka children
•    Develop PEKKA Centers to provide PEKKA Union members and society at large with the place and opportunity to learn various life skills

Legal Empowerment
Focuses on five key activities:
•    Develop paralegals and legal cadres from among women household heads
•    Provide education related to law and justice to build the community’s critical awareness
•    Facilitate access to legal identity documents for Pekka and other marginal groups through circuit courts and integrated services
•    Develop community-based PEKKA legal advice clinics (KLIK-PEKKA)
•    Advocate to the government to make available circuit courts, court fee-waiver schemes (pro deo cases) and integrated services for the poor

Political Empowerment
Focuses on three activities:
•    Provide education on political rights and obligations as citizens to build critical awareness
•    Develop the leadership potential of Pekka cadres in participating in decision-making processes in the community
•    Facilitate the active participation of Pekka cadres in political processes in Indonesia

Public Health Empowerment
Focuses on three key activities:
•    Provide education on health rights to build critical awareness
•    Develop the potential of PEKKA members to become public health and posyandu (mother and child health centres) cadres
•    Facilitate the active participation of PEKKA cadres in the outreach process and in increasing access to health care

Community Media
Focuses on three key activities:
•    Develop PEKKA cadres into community video makers, photographers and community radio administrators
•    Develop PEKKA cadres into journalists to develop a citizens’ bulletin
•    Facilitate women household heads to make the most of community media in carrying out their education and advocacy work.

Publication and Documentation of Field Knowledge
Focuses on two key activities:
•    Document the process of organizing women household heads, profiles and lessons learned on the ground, in the form of books, videos, films and photographs
•    Publish periodic bulletins to disseminate information and learning materials for women household heads

Research, Advocacy and Network
Focuses on four key activities:
•    Conduct community-based research on actual issues facing women household heads
•    Develop a community-based data and information center at the village level
•    Facilitate Pekka to use data for advocacy
•    Foster collaborative ties and networks for policy advocacy of Pekka-related issues

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