Over 350 Humanitarian Programs Held by ACT Jakarta and Banten Last Ramadan

Last Ramadan, the Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) branches in the Jakarta and Banten provinces organized as many as 368 humanitarian programs for the needy. These programs included food package distribution and Eid gifts.

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The Ramadan Ship was one of the programs aiming to deliver assistance to underprivileged residents in remote areas. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JAKARTA, BANTEN – The Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) branches in Jakarta and Banten have never stopped channeling the trust from the donors to those in need. Last Ramadan, the ACT teams from these branch offices had massively organized humanitarian programs for underprivileged communities.

As many as 368 humanitarian programs were carried out in Jakarta and Banten, involving 396 volunteers who participated in distributing the assistance. In total, these programs benefitted nearly 46 thousand people living across 205 urban villages in 13 cities and regencies across the provinces of Jakarta and Banten. These programs were able to be carried out thanks also to the support from 215 partners and over 7,000 donors.

In total there are nearly 46 thousand beneficiaries spread across Jakarta and Banten. (ACT News)

The programs included the distribution of iftar and suhoor packages, Quran copies, prayer kits, zakat rice, Waqf Drinking Water, Ramadan Food Packages, and free clinics. On the day of Eid Al-Fitr, in collaboration with the Government of Jakarta, ACT also deployed some of its humanitarian vehicles to serve worshippers praying at the Jakarta International Stadium (JIS).

"The Eid prayer, which was initiated by the Governor of the Special Capital Region of Jakarta, was attended by more than 14 thousand worshipers. We deployed our teams for the Humanity Food Truck and Humanity Food Bus. In addition, we also readied a medical team equipped with a Pre-Hospital Ambulance. This action is unique because of the moment,” said Muhammad Basair, Head of ACT’s Jakarta-Banten Region.

ACT also sailed the Ramadan Ship to Tunda Island which is located near Serang, the capital of Banten Province, to distribute Ramadan food packages and zakat rice, and organize a free clinic for the locals.

Maemunah, one of the locals, thanked ACT for the humanitarian programs. "Thank you for the food package distribution and a free clinic for the people on Tunda Island. It’s difficult for us to get medical treatment due to our isolated location,” she said. []