UNAIR NEWS – Dharma Wanita Universitas Airlangga distributes one thousand staple food packages to the poor around UNAIR. The packages were distributed directly by the Head of Dharma Wanita, the officials of UNAIR and Directors of BNI at Airlangga Convention Center (ACC) Hall on Wednesday, June 6.
The distribution of staple food packages is a routine agenda of Dharma Wanita UNAIR before Eid al Fitr. The blessing of Ramadhan can be achieved by strengthening solidarity by reducing the burden of the poor before Eid al Fitr.
The activity titled Staple Packages Distribution Ramadan 1439 for Community and Orphans in UNAIR 2018 collaborated with BNI 46. For UNAIR, BNI is a strategic partner for this event. Similar activities were also done in the previous year.
Head of the Committee Drg. Dwi Retno Soetojo in his speech stated that the poor community around UNAIR has the attention of the organization during this time. This time there are six urban communities in the list of recipients beside the Tunas Jatim Surabaya orphanage.
“The six urban communities were Airlangga, Karang Menjangan, Mojo, Mulyorejo, Kedung Sroko, and Pacarkeling,” she said.
In details, there are 60 staple packages for the orphanage, Airlangga 125 packages, Karang Menjangan 25 packages, Mojo 75 packages, Mulyorejo 50 packages, Kedung Sroko 40 packages, and Pacarkeling 51 packages.
“There was also aid for temporary employees (PTT) and cleaning personnel in UNAIR,” she added.
Responding to the statement Drg. Dwi, Head of Dharma Wanita UNAIR Ms. Gusmaniarti Kusnanto, M. Pd., Expressed her gratitude to all the committees and parties involved, especially BNI 46. Although not many, she hoped that the aid could slightly reduce the burden especially for those who return to their hometown.
“Hopefully this activity can bring blessings for all of us,” she said.
Lilis Suriani, one of the recipients, UNAIR Library cleaners, felt helped with the package. According to her, during Lebaran, she has a lot of needs that must be met especially the nine staple commodities (sembako).
“I’m very happy, it’s very helpful. Alhamdulillah. From us, there are a total of 20 recipients. In details 10 were from Campus B; 6 from Campus A; and 4 from Campus C,” she told UNAIR NEWS before the event.
“Some our friends are going home to Purwodadi, Central Java. It helps a lot, thank you, “Lilis added while pointing her friends.
Rector UNAIR Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nasih SE., MT, Ak., CMA., hoped that this activity can be held continuously. The perfection of Ramadan, he added, is from the activities of sharing. Therefore, these activities are expected to ease the burden of the communities.
“Hopefully it can give us all the goodness and blessings,” she said. (*)
Author: Feri Fenoria Rifai
Editor: Nuri Hermawan