ACTNews, JAKARTA – The Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia still hasn’t receded, but the optimism and a passion for sharing continue to grow among Indonesian society. Many parties have participated in tackling Covid-19 in accordance with their own capacity, from individuals to large corporations.
Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) continues to consistently run various humanitarian programs to overcome the various impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. The aid programs are run in collaboration with several partners, including the Qatar Embassy. The assistance provided by Qatar Embassy is a form of care and sympathy from the Qatar Embassy and the people of Qatar for their brothers and sisters in Indonesia who are in dire need amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Various kinds of aid were distributed through the Free Rice Operation and Hygiene Kit Distribution program on Wednesday (11/11).
"Alhamdulillah, this afternoon, we delivered some aid packages. They are probably not much, but they were given in sincerity as a form of care and sympathy to those who are in need. We are here to assist them,” said Imam Baihaqi, a Qatar Embassy representative.
Qatar Embassy and other partners and donors believe in ACT because they believe ACT is a transparent and credible institution. This collaboration that resulted in the distribution of aid packages to the underprivileged is considered necessary to alleviate the local residents’ burden amid the pandemic.
Imam Baihaqi also stated that some of the items that were distributed were allotted from the belongings of the individuals who are willing to give. "The assistance that was collected is definitely not something given out of excess, but because we want to help. Through the distribution of 345 food packages and hygiene kits, we hope that this assistance can be well received. Please accept it and pray for us that what we have given will be repaid by the Almighty," said Imam.
Imam and the donors also expressed hope that the assistance that has been given can benefit the recipients. "This assistance is a form of our gratitude (the donors) to Allah and, with that gratitude, God willing, we hope that our sustenance will increase," continued Imam.
Through this initial humanitarian program, the collaboration with the people of Qatar through their embassy is getting stronger in spreading benefits and friendship between fellow Muslims. "The cooperation between ACT and Qatar Embassy aims to help the front-liners and patients who still need our assistance. I hope this will be a positive benefit that can be followed by other partners," concluded Moh. Faisol Amrullah from the Global Philanthropy Network - ACT.