Together Uplift Indonesia Humanitarian Actions Massively Held in Second Week of June

The implementation of Together Uplift Indonesia (BAI) is increasing. In the past week, a total of 673 humanitarian programs were carried out in 23 provinces, 76 regencies and cities, 185 districts, 246 villages, involving 2,277 volunteers, and 99,653 beneficiaries.

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Aksi Cepat Tanggap distributes food aid to people in Cileuksa, Bogor, West Java. (ACTNews/Reza Mardhani)

ACTNews, JAKARTA – Together Uplift Indonesia (BAI) program continues to carry out its actions. Its coverage extends to almost all provinces in Indonesia and reaches tens of thousands of beneficiaries and involves thousands of humanitarian volunteers.

The Director of Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Program Sri Eddy Kuncoro said from June 6 to June 12, Aksi Cepat Tanggap, Global Zakat-ACT, and Global Wakaf-ACT have implemented 24 programs throughout Indonesia, ranging from health, infrastructure, food, education, and economic empowerment through waqf.

"In the food sector, through the Waqf Rice program, the total beneficiaries reached 65,720 people, and the distribution of Waqf Rice through the Humanity Care Line has served 26,885 people. Meanwhile, 1,450 people enjoyed ready-to-eat meals from the Free Meal Operation. The Humanity Food Truck has served 300 people. In addition, 130 preachers received food packages,” explained Eddy.

He continued, in the education sector, a total of 165 Muslim preachers and 60 teachers received financial assistance. More than 135 outer island students received scholarships. The assistance was also received by 111 Muslim preachers and teachers in the outer islands. Global Zakat-ACT also distributed 500 copies of the Quran and 85 prayer kits to support the learning process and worship.

In the infrastructure sector, ACT has also built mosques, schools, and waqf wells. A total of two permanent mosques and three schools have been built. Two of the three schools are located on the outskirts of the country. The Waqf Well facility was also built to provide clean and fresh water. In a week, a total of four waqf wells can be utilized by 450 people.

For the economy sector, Global Wakaf-ACT has been supporting micro and small business actors to survive during the Covid-19 pandemic and develop their businesses. A total of 485 micro and small business actors have received business capital assistance. In addition, to help farmers, Global Wakaf-ACT also built a barn that can accommodate 1,520 goats belonging to the residents.

In the health sector, the Indonesian Child Nutrition Operation (OGAI) program has also been carried out in Muara Kamal Village. The target of this program is children of underprivileged citizens who are malnourished due to wrong or unbalanced intake.

All these actions were spread across 23 provinces, 76 regencies or cities, 185 districts, 246 villages, and involved 2,277 volunteers. The total beneficiaries of the actions taken have reached almost 100 thousand people and will continue to expand over time.[]