Students at Barakatul Aulia Islamic School No Longer Have to Draw Water from River

This Ramadan, students at the Barakatul Aulia Islamic Boarding School feel extremely happy after a new water well was inaugurated on Saturday (3/26/2022). Previously, they had to draw water from the river that is 500 meters away from the school for their daily needs.

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Students use the wudu facility that is part of the waqf well. (ACTNews)

ACTNewsMUARO JAMBI – In the previous years, the students at the Barakatul Aulia Islamic Boarding School in Kebon Sembilan Village, Sungai Gelam District, Jambi, had to take water from a nearby river that is 500 meters away from the school. This Ramadan, they can breathe a sigh of relief because a new water well has just been constructed in the school compound.

On Saturday (3/26/2022), a waqf well in the Barakatul Aulia Islamic Boarding School area was inaugurated. This water well endowment was donated by Yudha Nugraha Kurata, the Chairman of Jambi Financial Services Authority (OJK).

“I thank the Global Wakaf – ACT Jambi team for bridging charitable steps in a collaboration to help the community. I wish that Global Wakaf – ACT’s kindness continues to expand,” said Yudha.

The Barakatul Aulia Islamic Boarding School is an educational institution established on a land grant. Based on Global Wakaf – ACT’s assessments, this school is prone to a clean water crisis due to the lack of clean water sources. Previously, the school relied on a river located near the school whose water is unfit for drinking.

“Alhamdulillah, this Ramadan, we will be able to enjoy the water from the Waqf Well not only for consumption but also for wudu and sanitation needs,” said Mukhlisin, a caretaker at the Barakatul Aulia Islamic Boarding School. []