ACTNews, BANJAR - That morning, a motorized boat welcomed the MRI-ACT team and the Indonesian Banjarmasin when they arrived to deliver the Rice for Indonesian Santri (BERISI) program for the second time. On Friday (1/8), the rice distribution reached students at the Nurul Hidayah Islamic Boarding School in Lok Baintan Village, Sungai Tabuk Subdistrict, Banjar Regency.
H. Asbam, on behalf of Nurul Hidayah’s chairperson, expressed his gratitude for the rice distribution that reached his school for the second time. He encouraged his students to be more active in studying. By doing so, he hoped this assistance could ignite the enthusiasm of his students so that they could memorize the Qur'an more quickly.
"The students must be more active and more grateful after receiving rice from ACT. Not all students can receive assistance like this," said H. Asbam.
Around 150 students attended the handover of the rice. As chairman of the male students, Asad narrated how the students sometimes had no rice to cook. In such conditions, they usually collected some money among the students to buy rice. "Sometimes we eat only twice a day because many of our parents are poor," said Asad.
With this assistance from ACT, Asad hoped that the students will be more active and organized in meeting food and daily needs. "Hopefully, this assistance can encourage the students to study harder and memorize the Quran," he concluded.