ACTNews, BEKASI - The Waqf Well engraves a smile at the Ibnu Muay Foundation Alhamdulillah Islamic Boarding School, Buni Bakti Village, Babelan, Bekasi Regency, when they queued to take ablution. The first time these students used the Waqf Well which was completed and inaugurated at their boarding school at the end of June 2020.
The happy face appears because so far they have had difficulty getting water, which should have been their primary need. "For water needs, the students dig emergency wells on the banks of the Kali Mati River, so that the water can be collected. But the problem is, the water there is cloudy and it can be said that it is not suitable for use, ”said Wahyu Nur Alim from the Global Waqf Team - ACT. Likewise, the conditions of their toilets are not suitable for use.
Geographical conditions make it even more difficult for students to get water. Drought often occurs, and it is not only the students who are affected, local residents often buy water for Rp. 7,000 per gallon. Until the construction of the Waqf Well in May, the village had never been touched by clean water assistance. So, the Waqf Well built at the Alhamdulillah Islamic Boarding School can also be used by local residents.
"The data that we get, only about 60% of the total residents of Kampung Buni have a toilet. Or in other words, almost half of the residents do not have a toilet. Meanwhile, those who do not have toilets make small toilets less than 1x1 meter in size made of sacks and bamboo, which are placed on the Kali Mati River, ”said Wahyu.
The process of building a Waqf Well at the Alhamdulillah Islamic Boarding School. (ACTNews)
Wahyu targets, in addition to the students, the Waqf Well at the Alhamdulillah Islamic Boarding School will also meet the needs of family heads around the pesantren. "So that the Waqf Well has wider benefits because outside the pesantren there are still many who need clean water. In addition, the more people who look after it, we hope that the wells will last longer, "Wahyu said.
The residents also welcomed the help from the generous people through Global Waqf - ACT. One of them is Nenih, who has been finding it difficult to get water.
"On behalf of the residents, we are very grateful for this clean water program. Very useful for residents and students. May Allah Subhanahuwataala reply to Jariyah from Global Wakaf - ACT and donors with multiple replies from ACT, "said Nenih.
Wahyu also invited the benefactors to continue to support Global Wakaf - ACT in distributing clean water to students who need facilities. "We hope that the generous care can help the students in pursuing their knowledge. Aid can be channeled through the Dermawan Indonesia website or through transfers at BNI Syariah 8660291020020124 in the name of Aksi Cepat Tanggap, "he asked.