Pitsa asked to identify single mothers in need

MIRI (Bernama) – The Sarawak Single Mothers Association (Pitsa) has been asked to identify single mothers who require financial aid for their children from the state’s Social Welfare Department (JKM).

Sarawak Welfare and Community Well-being Assistant Minister, Dr Abdul Rahman Ismail said the state JKM currently did not have special aid for single mothers, but had a Children’s Aid Scheme (BKK) which could help support childcare for them (single mothers).

“The state presently has 15,000 registered single mothers, however, there are some who have yet to join any single mothers’ association in the state.

“Pitsa can help locate single mothers who have not registered and require the BKK,” he said at the launching of the ‘Sarawak Single Mothers Empowerment’ programme yesterday.

In the effort to boost the income of single mothers in Sarawak, Abdul Rahman said they could also do business by joining JKM’s ‘Welfare Micro Entrepreneur’ (UMK) programme.

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