Spreading Happiness to Converts and Orphans on Outer Islands

ACT continues to distribute assistance from benefactors throughout Indonesia, including to residents on the outer island.

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A boy in Bintan receives a food package from ACT. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BINTAN – We can still feel the spirit of independence day even though it has passed a few weeks ago. Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) and Masyarakat Relawan Indonesia (MRI) Tanjungpinang Volunteers continue to share till on the outer island.

In early September, ACT and MRI delivered food packages to orphans and converts in Bintan. The beneficiaries happily welcomed hundreds of food packages. Head of Bintan Welfare Division on behalf of Regent of Bintan (ad. interim) Indra Gunawan attended the symbolic event of distribution of food packages at Lembaga Kesejahteraan Sosial (LKS).

“Thanks to ACT Tanjungpinang. Assistance received is beneficial. Hopefully, ACT, Bintan Regency Government, and LKS Bintan can collaborate for other social activities,” said Ratna Ningsih, Chairperson of LKS Barokah Bintan.

Branch Manager of ACT Tanjungpinang Ilham Hafizd Rahman said that assistance for orphans and converts in Bintan was one of ACT's efforts to assist the community amid a prolonged pandemic, including people on the outer island.

"We will continue to carry out other humanitarian programs to the people on the outer island. This collaboration will not be the last time,” Ilham explained.

Previously, ACT had distributed food packages to converts and underprivileged people in Bintan and small islands in the Riau Archipelago. The assistance from benefactors was sent through ACT.[]