Quran Students in Maluku Receive Another Rice Aid

Al-Anshor Islamic Boarding School was affected by the earthquake in September 26, 2019. The students had to study in tents, mosques, even kitchen.

Students of Al-Anshor Islamic Boarding School in Central Maluku grateful for the rice aid that they received. (ACTNews/Rofiq Saloudin)

ACTNews, CENTRAL MALUKU – Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Maluku continued to support the need of santris who are in dire need. Through the Rice for Indonesian Santri (BERISI) program, ACT Maluku has once again distributed a ton of rice. This time, the rice distribution reached Al-Anshor Islamic Boarding School in Central Maluku on Tuesday (1/14).

Al-Anshor Islamic Boarding School was established by Ustaz Imam Abdurrahim Rumbara in 2005. This school was originally just a place of learning for orphans and poor children. There was only one classroom for the elementary school students and one prayer room. There were only around 14 students who were mostly the survivors of the conflict that erupted in 2004.

As time went by, the number of the students increased. The founder of the pesantren then decided to build a dormitory for the students funded by several benefactors. Al-Anshor Islamic Boarding School is located in Liang Village, Salahutu Subdistrict, Central Maluku Regency. There are currently 128 students in Al-Anshor Islamic Boarding School, and they are free of any cost. This Islamic boarding school is supported by several donors and donations from the local residents for its operational costs.

The buildings of Al-Anshor Islamic School were affected by the earthquake on 26 September 2019. The students had to study in tents, mosques and even the kitchen.

ACT Maluku returned to the Al-Anshor Islamic Boarding School for the second time to give a ton of rice to the students. Previously, ACT Maluku distributed rice in this Islamic School in November 2019.

"Thanks to ACT for giving us rice. We only eat twice a day here, "said Baharudin, an Al-Anshor Islamic boarding school student. []