Pemberdayaan Perempuan Kepala Keluarga or PEKKA is an Indonesian civil society organisation that supports women heads of household in 19 provinces through programs aimed at education, health, access to justice, microfinance and women’s leadership in the community.
PEKKA members are amongst the poorest of the poor. Almost half (49%) of PEKKA households are represented in the poorest 20% of Indonesian society with an income close to the Indonesian poverty line of Rp 270,000 (AUD27) per person per month. With this income, it is almost impossible for PEKKA heads of household to support their children to continue to senior high school and university.
The World Congress is funding PEKKA Education Scholarships to support children of PEKKA women who intended to study:
law or education at university
senior high school (SMA)
vocational training (SMK) with a focus on nursing.