ACTNews, GOWA – The Global Food Index ranked Indonesia’s hunger rate the third highest in Southeast Asia in 2021. This shows that food insecurity is still one of the prevalent problems in the country.
In an effort to improve Indonesia's food security, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) provided plant seeds and Nile tilapia babies for Markaz Tarbiyah Amal Jama'atul Muslimin Islamic Boarding School in Cikoro Village, Tompobulu District, Gowa Regency. The assistance aims to support the Islamic boarding school in terms of food provision.
The principal of the school Ustaz Hamid said the assistance is a solution to the students’ need for food so that they no longer need to rely on others.
“Here at our school, students sometimes eat only rice with crackers. The provision of seeds and baby fish empowerment from ACT is very helpful in meeting the food needs of students in the future," explained Ustadz Hamid, Tuesday (11/23/2021).
Firman from ACT South Sulawesi explained that the economic empowerment of underprivileged communities carried out independently will be a solution for their own welfare. Moreover, it serves to support the learning process of the nation's generation in Islamic boarding schools that are experiencing a food crisis.
“This action is in the form of assistance in empowering underprivileged Islamic boarding schools. It includes the provision of vegetable seeds to be planted on an area of half a hectare belonging to the school. We also gave Nile tilapia babies to be raised by the school,” he explained.
Firman continued that the nutritional intake of the nation's future generation must be fulfilled properly so that the output is also good and can provide benefits for the nation and country.