Kulon Progo, Yogyakarta—Recently, some households living in Kulon Progo, one regency of Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta (DIY), have been hit by the severe flood that result in a serious damage of their homes and some public facilities and hence have only a poor access to the basic needs. Of the social activities to help those affected by the natural disaster tackle the related problems ranging from lack of food to clean water, social service has been a crucial solution to be conducted by the students.
Against such a background, Islamic Economics Students Association (IESTAC) conducted the charity programme in some areas suffered extensive damage by the flood, as explained by Fikri Maududi, President of IESTAC when was interviewed on (18/12). He also emphasized the main purpose of this programme, saying: “IESTAC has a social programme that is intended to heighten the social awareness of IPIEF students as to how it is paramount to assist vulnerable people who have been struck by such a worst disaster. Moreover, through undertaking this social service, it is likely that IESTAC teamwork can directly be promoted and that will be beneficial for further agenda.”
To achieve the objective of this work that was held on (16/12), IESTAC went through the gradual process to conduct fundraising event throughout the length of Malioboro street, located in the heart of Yogyakarta city. Alfath Shifa Ghifara, one of the IESTAC members, stressed the arduous process required: “Raising money for this social service devoted an extra effort as two-day fundraising event has been done in the street of Malioboro. However, such a considerable difficulty of collecting the funding can be overcome by our good teamwork.”
Asked about the condition when they give a generous donation in the disaster area, Sutra Yustisia Sae Sudrajat, the Committee of this agenda, explained: “Since this social service has rested upon principle of humanity, our members have a prompt response to help the needy in Kulon Progo with the basic needs. Alhamdulillah, this agenda run very well as could be seen from IESTAC members who enthusiastically participated this agenda.” [Aw]