Students in Riau's Remote Areas Thankful for Free Rice through Free Food Operation

ACT distributed Waqf Rice from Free Food Operation program to Islamic boarding schools in remote areas of Riau. This OPG program made the students very happy.

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Darussalam Islamic Boarding School students receive Waqf Rice from Free Food Operation program. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, ROKAN HULU – Free Food Operation (OPG) distributed rice to remote areas. This food distribution made students in Islamic Boarding schools very happy in the midst of their hardship during the ongoing pandemic.

The distribution of rice was carried out at Darussalam Islamic Boarding School in Pasir Agung Village, Bangun Purba District, Rokan Hulu Regency, Monday (7/12/2021). ACT distributed 250 kilograms of rice to the students at Islamic boarding school. 

Branch Manager of ACT Riau Wahyu Fitra Suryand hopes the students will continue maintain their enthusiasm about studying without worrying about food. According to Wahyu, students in remote areas feel the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Their parents are dealing with financial difficulties, so their needs at Islamic boarding schools are not fulfilled.

"Alhamdulillah, we strive to support the students with aid packages. Besides Waqf Rice, ACT Riau also distributes Waqf Drinking Water. Hopefully, the students will continue to be enthusiastic about study, and become a generation that brings benefits to the religion and nation,” said Wahyu.

A teacher of Darussalam Islamic Boarding School Ahmad Zainuri expressed his gratitude to ACT and generous friends who give their wealth to provide food for the students at the Islamic boarding school. He also supports the OPG program and hopes that it will continue to help more students in need.

"Alhamdulillah, This is enough for the needs of the school for one month. May the reward of generous friends continue to flow. This is sadaqah jariyah (continuous charity). Making students happy is sadaqah jariyah,” said Ahmad Zainuri.

Wahyu explains that the distributed rice is Waqf Rice from Global Wakaf's waqf fund management. Global Wakaf strives to make waqf instruments a massive social movement.

“In the future, we will be able to revive the economy of people. For example, we can use waqf funds for boarding school land acquisition, utilization of waqf-based food barns, waqf-based livestock barns, and many empowerment-based programs. For this reason, we invite benefactors to be involved in this endeavor through the website," Wahyu concluded. []