ACTNews, EAST OGAN KOMERING ULU – Global Wakaf-ACT has made various efforts to help provide clean water for the community through the construction of waqf wells in various Indonesian regions for the needy.
In South Sumatra, as of August, a total of 43 Waqf Wells have been built in areas that are not reached by the coverage of the Regional Drinking Water Company (PDAM).
"Now we are preparing to build Waqf Wells for Islamic boarding schools in East Ogan Komering Ulu (OKU), especially in areas that can’t access water from PDAM,” explained Aditya Marsello from Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) South Sumatra Program Department.
East OKU Regent Lanosin said the construction of Waqf Wells carried out by Global Wakaf-ACT was able to benefit the surrounding community, including the students, to get clean water for their daily needs.
“The residents and I are grateful for the presence of Global Wakaf-ACT in East OKU. Insha Allah, the wells will bring benefits to the residents," he said.
The residents in one of the areas where a waqf well was built rely heavily on river water for their daily needs. Hence, a sustainable clean water source and sanitation facility was urgently needed.
"We hope that his program can run smoothly and will motivate many to contribute to the society,” hoped ACT South Sumatra Branch Manager, Diwidia Sulit Pale.
In the future, the Regent of East OKU and ACT South Sumatra aims to build 100 Waqf Wells in Islamic boarding schools, mosques, villages, and agricultural lands. In addition, they also plan to build a Waqf Rice Barn to supply food to underprivileged communities in the future.