ACTNews, SEMARANG – Behind the greatness of the capital city of Central Java, it turns out that there are still marginalized areas whose residents do not have the opportunity to enjoy the delicious Qurbani meat. Many people in Sleko Village, Kota Lama, North Semarang, Semarang City live in poverty.
Residents live in tenement houses along the bank of Semarang River. There is also an ancient historical building from the Netherlands called the Syahbandar Tower, or known as the Sleko Tower which has been established since 1825.
Masrinah, one of Sleko's residents who has lived there for a dozen years, said that this year's Eid celebration felt different from the previous year. She had seen two cows that passed in front of her house. Unfortunately, the Qurbani animals were not slaughtered in her village.
"I thought there is Qurbani in my village. It turned out to be for the next village," she said.
Knowing the conditions, Global Qurban-ACT visited Sleko residents to distribute Qurbani meat from benefactors. The residents happily welcomed the Qurbani meat.
Septi Endrasmoro, Branch Manager of Global Qurban-ACT Central Java, said that during this year's Eid ul-Adha, the team slaughtered 192 cows in many regions in Central Java. The target distribution was impoverished people in urban areas, remote areas, and students.
"In Semarang, the distribution extends to the remote areas, such as Jatibarang scavenger village in Mijen, Ngaliyan District, Tugu District, and Gunung Pati District. In the city center, Global Qurban-ACT team distributed Qurbani meat to Sleko Village, Sobokarti Cultural Heritage Complex, Tambaklorok Fisherman's Village, and its surroundings," added Septi.