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Visually impaired students return to Bandung rehabilitation center after eviction

  • Arya Dipa

    The Jakarta Post

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Bandung   /   Mon, January 20, 2020   /  02:34 pm
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Blind students who were evicted from the Wyata Guna Social Rehabilitation Center for the Blind (BRSPDSN) in Bandung, West Java, gather on the sidewalk on Jl. Pajajaran.(kompas.com/Putra Prima Perdana)

After being forced to spend four nights on a sidewalk, dozens of visually impaired students were allowed to return to their dormitory at the Wyata Guna Social Rehabilitation Center for the Blind (BRSPDSN) in Bandung, West Java, over the weekend. An agreement for their return was reached on Saturday following negotiations taking place a day earlier between representatives of the students as well as the Social Affairs Ministry.  Among those who were involved were the ministry’s social services and rehabilitation directorate general secretary, Idit Supriadi, and Wyata Guna head Sudarsono. The students immediately returned to their dormitories at the Wyata Guna center following the agreement. Volunteers, center employees and members of the public assisted the students with their belongings. They previously helped the students set up temporary tents and provided them with ...