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Journal: Academic Research International (Vol.4, No. 2)

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Page : 262-274

Keywords : Empower; asset; garbage picker; empowerment; improving of social living grade.;

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Garbage picker community who generally called as problem maker community who create slum dirty area in the metropolitan city or community who close to the criminal issue which made negative perception from the civil people and government to this community. In fact they have physical asset, human resources asset, financial asset and social fund asset which influence to the social living grade. Based on the path analysis counting, we could know physical asset, financial asset, human resources asset and social fund asset, also empowerment process which influence to the garbage picker empowerment to improve social living grade. After comprehensive research which have done to the current garbage picker’s empowerment and doing focus group discussion than garbage picker’s empowerment model based on the asset able to divide in to the basic activity which has 3 (three) dimension, they are garbage picker image, back to the origin village, and life skills improvement, also supportive activities by providing social living facility in order to have better facility, counseling and monitoring. In regards to the garbage picker empowerment successful to reach the objective, this program requires to have government engagement to involve as facilitator. To build garbage picker image, some activities to working with mass media are first radio program, television show or online media, second new name for the garbage picker, third garbage picker identity, fourth garbage picker’s insurance and fifth health insurance for the garbage picker. Back to the origin village activities are first is partnership and second is back to the origin village. Life skills dimensions activity is life skills training and counseling. To support those program by providing social living facility such as housing, water and electricity, or modern garbage picker’s equipment. During this empowerment program, counseling and monitoring keep on going to achieve the objective and successful.

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