Human Initiative Launches Qurban Program for 2022 – Inforial
Inforial (The Jakarta Post)
Fri, June 3, 2022
The Jakarta-based NGO Human Initiative has launched its 2022 Qurban (sacrificial animal) program on the theme “InsyaAllah Qurban” with the slogan “Kuatkan Niat Raih Kebaikan” (strengthen the intention to do good).
This year’s program, launched during a formal event on Thursday, is targeting 25,500 donors across the country and 350,000 beneficiaries worldwide for Idul Adha (Day of Sacrifice), which falls in early July.
At a press conference after the launch event, Human Initiative President Tomy Indrajati said the yearbook Qurban program was the second largest of the organization after the Ramadan program. It highlighted the charitable nature of Indonesians when it comes to helping the less fortunate.
“That Qurban Program has a wider reach because public support is usually greater. This year we have set a target of 25,500 benefactors, with 85 percent Qurban distributed all over Indonesia and the rest is destined for other countries,” said Tomy. He added that the Human Initiative’s international outreach efforts are currently focused on African countries.
In Indonesia, the focus is on the Qurban Distribution will take place in the eastern regions, including Nusa Tenggara, Maluku and Papua, with distribution points also set to be established in Sumatra and Java. At the same time, the organization wants to reduce the accumulation of stocks in the cities to ensure access for the rural population.
As COVID-19 restrictions have been gradually eased, this year’s Idul Adha follows reported outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) among livestock across the country. So Tomy said the Human Initiative is working closely with the government to ensure the animals are safe to eat, “just like we have been doing during the pandemic. [when] We have worked extensively with the government to ensure every step of the process is safe using strict health protocols.”
“This is also a challenge for us to be more confident and precise than last year,” he added.
At the same event, the Human Initiative also launched its own website, www.solusipeduli.org/qurban, to bring convenience and ease to the benefactors. It offers benefactors multiple ways to donate to the program, including different types of cows with a range of distribution channels.
“We hope that more families will be supported through the InsyaAllah Qurban program, especially our brothers and sisters in rural and outermost regions. Inshallahthey will be able to enjoy Qurban this year through the program.
“Local farmers will also benefit directly [program]said Miftahul Surur, the head of the Human Initiative Qurban Project.
“Even though we have had to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, our employees still have the spirit of sharing Qurbanwhich shows that Indonesians have a strong social sense,” Tomy pointed out.