ACTNews, GUNUNGKIDUL – Happiness was glistening on the faces of Bangkan Hamlet residents in Jatiayu Village, Karangmojo Sub-District, Gunungkidul Regency. The reason of their happiness was that the construction of the Waqf Well that began a month ago has finally finished on Thursday (1/31), bringing immense benefits to the surrounding communities. After the well was constructed and the pipelines were installed, Global Wakaf – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Special Region of Yogyakarta (DIY) held a handover and launching ceremony of the well, attended by local public figures and village officials.
The well dug in front of Istiqomah Mosque is 51-meter deep. The well’s clear and fresh water is used for the local villagers to perform wudu and is also distributed to tens of houses in the hamlet.
“Alhamdulillah, after the Waqf Well was finished, a generous donor gave us a water meter and pipes. We are grateful that the locals also took part actively in the construction of the well, and they also contributed by buying more pipes to distribute the water to their houses,” said Kharis Pradana of ACT DIY Waqf Well Program Team.
After the launching ceremony, ACT Medical Volunteers provided free medical services for the local residents who attended the ceremony. M. Risdy, a local public figure, expressed his immense gratitude to Global Wakaf on behalf of Bangkan Villagers.
“Thank you so much to Global Wakaf ACT for the well for our villagers and congregation of Istiqomah Mosque. May every drop of water bring perpetual rewards for the donors and all our friends in ACT,” said Risdy.
Gunungkidul is known for the prevalent water crisis every dry season. Though it is currently rainy season in the area, Global Wakaf – ACT DIY will continue constructing Waqf Wells as a solution to this annual crisis.
“May goodness continue to flow to the generous donors for as long as the well is maintained by the beneficiaries of this waqf well,” concluded Pradana.