ACTNews, JAKARTA – In 2021, Global Wakaf-ACT has a new program, namely environmental conservation and community empowerment along with the construction of waqf wells. Global Wakaf-ACT will plant waqf trees to preserve the environment.
“In addition to building Waqf Wells, we have also planted more than 1,100 trees in six regions throughout Indonesia until August 27, 2021. The trees include teak, mahogany, and fruit trees such as mango and guava,” said Moch Nurul Ramadhan from Global Wakaf-ACT Team, Tuesday (8/31/2021).
Global Wakaf-ACT used two methods of conservation, namely the vegetative method by planting trees and the mechanical method by making infiltration wells. Hopefully, the program can be a solution to the water crisis and prevent environmental damage.
"The community can also be empowered through plant products because some of them are fruit trees," said Nurul.
The Global Wakaf team also built fish ponds for community empowerment. A total of 600 fish have been spread in the waqf ponds. “We also give goats to the community in some regions,” added Nurul.
The team has been built 207 Waqf Wells from early January to mid-2021. “Waqf Wells were built for agriculture, mosques, schools, Islamic boarding schools, and the community. We estimate that these Waqf Wells will provide 2.7 million liters of clean water for them," explained Nurul.
Nurul hopes that the construction of Waqf Wells can continue to expand in the future. "Hopefully, we can reach more areas that need clean water urgently. By the end of 2021, we target there will be 3.1 million beneficiaries. Insha Allah, we can provide empowerment for residents through this new program,” said Nurul.