ACTNews, AFRICA – Assistance from Indonesian benefactors came to Africa last Ramadan. Aksi Cepat Tanggap distributed the benefactors’ assistance to Somalia, Uganda, Mali, Gambia, and Ethiopia.
In Somalia, ACT distributed hundreds of Al-Qur’an copies to Alhidiaaya Tahfiz School, in Garasbaley District. Al-Qur’an copies received by students in tahfiz school. They hoped that they can use the Al-Qur’an copies for memorization purposes. In Somalia, ACT also distributed food assistance to hundreds of families in Abdi Aziz District, Mogadishu. The food packages contained sugar, flour, rice, cooking oil, dates, milk, and detergent with targeted 1,897 beneficiaries.
Not much different from what was done in Somalia, ACT also distributed Al-Qur’an copies in Butalenja District, Uganda. Al-Qur’an copies assistance was given to nearly 200 children.
ACT also visited several cities in Mali to distribute Iftar meals. Areas visited by ACT team included Quartier Hospital, people in Rahma Mosque, and Bamako Central Prison. A total of 300 iftar packages were distributed to patients and hospital staff and another 300 packages to wardens and detainees.
Food packages were also given to widows and orphans from poor families. The food packages reached 2,100 beneficiaries.
In Gambia, ACT provided Alqur’an copies for 420 residents who were mothers and children in Kombo St Mary District, Tallindiiing. It was hoped that Al-Qur’an copies would become a facility for recitation in Ramadan.
Meanwhile in Ethiopia, ACT distributed 420 Al-Qur’an copies to children, mosques, and religious leaders in Guradhamole Woreda District and Kersa Dula Woreda District.
“Assistance to African countries such as Somalia, Uganda, Mali, and other countries is the expansion of our generosity. Hopefully, this Ramadan, we can spread more massive benefits,” said Andi Noor Faradiba from Global Humanity Response-ACT team.