ACTNews, BOGOR – Students of IPB University who are the committee members of the Festival of Agroindustry raised funds with Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) to help people affected by the pandemic. In the campaign which lasted for a month, the students collected alms for 300 kilograms of Waqf Rice.
The collected assistance was then distributed in early September to residents of Bubulak Village, West Bogor DIstrict. A total of 100 families received assistance from Free Food Operation. The beneficiaries who received Waqf Rice are self-isolating and impoverished residents.
“Thank you, ACT and the college students who have assisted the residents especially those who are underprivileged and in self-isolation,” said Muhidin, Head of Bubulak Village.
Prior to the distribution, ACT team assisted by MRI volunteers conducted an initial assessment to ensure that the distribution would be right on target. Endang Widiastuti from ACT Bogor Program team says that every ACT’s action must be maximized to be right on target. She also appreciated the students who didn’t hesitate to share with others, especially amid the pandemic.
"Hopefully, the fellow students will be at the forefront in helping underprivileged people," concluded Endang.