ACTNews, BATAM – The Ramadan Ship sailed by Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) is ready to sail to bring happiness to our needy brothers and sisters in the month of Ramadan. This ship will bring various kinds of aid, including food and clothes, to several islands in Indonesia. Around 10,000 tons of aid will be sent to enliven the Ramadan of the people throughout Indonesia.
One of the visited areas was Seraya Island in Riau Archipelago. In collaboration with CIMB Niaga and CIMB Niaga Syariah, ACT sailed the Ramadan Ship to the Island whose residents mostly work as fishermen.
On Saturday (5/11), the ship sailed to the island bringing food packages and iftar meals for Seraya islanders. Agus Suprianto, Branch Manager of ACT Riau Archipelago stated that the foodstuff and iftar packages distribution was ACT Riau Archipelago’s initiative to share happiness with the Seraya islanders this Ramadan.
“This is a moment of happiness for both the benefactors and the beneficiaries, our brothers and sisters on Seraya Island.
Hendra, Branch Manager of CIMB Niaga Syariah said that collaborating with ACT to sail the Ramadan Ship to a remote island in the archipelago was a meaningful experience.
“Through this Ramadan Ship program, we can share happiness with people in the remote areas. We can also see directly the condition of the people here in this location, who are very friendly and lively,” said Hendra.
Intan of ACT Riau Archipelago program team stated that the inequality between the people living in the cities and the people living in the hinterland is quite apparent. “For this reason, we sailed the Ramadan Ship with CIMB Niaga and CIMB Niaga Syariah for the Seraya Islanders,” she added.
The Seraya islanders were very grateful for this. “Alhamdulillah, thank you to all of my friends who have taken their time to visit us and give a little of their wealth for us, the Seraya islanders,” said Yusuf, a local community leader.
Aksi Cepat Tanggap will continue sailing the Ramadan Ships to many areas in Indonesia, including Riau Archipelago. Ten thousand tons of foodstuffs are ready to bring joy to Indonesians across the outer lands.