BANDUNG REGENCY- Vice Governor of West Java, Uu Ruzhanul Ulum inaugurated the West Java Humanitarian Center Building which was built by the Asia Muslim Charity Foundation (AMCF) in Soreang District, Bandung Regency, Tuesday (29/1/19).
The Humanitarian Center is an Institution under the management of AMCF in Jakarta. The West Java humanitarian center was initiated in 2016, and there has been a formal collaboration between AMCF and West Java Province to pilot the Humanitarian Center to be built in various other regions in Indonesia.
AMCF supervisor, Syarif Hidayat, said that the Humanitarian Center program has been launched by AMCF since 2015. This program has the principle of helping all groups, be they religion, age, location, and open to collaborate with other parties without a tendency for political interests.
"Since the soft launch in 2016, the West Java Humanitarian Center has conducted various humanitarian programs in all city districts to provide assistance to those in need," Syarif said.
"The programs that have been implemented, such as the implementation of cataract eye surgeries of more than 1000 patients work together with the Indonesian ophthalmologist association (PERDAMI) in West Java, housing construction for the poor, bridge construction, mass circumcision, wheelchair assistance, construction of public toilets, construction of places "ablution, construction of mosques, and various other humanitarian services," he added.
Vice Governor Uu welcomed the presence of the AMCF Humanitarian Center. With this, he hopes that he will be able to provide the widest possible benefits to the people in West Java.
"This is happiness for us. I am on behalf of the Provincial Government to thank AMCF for helping to ease our burden, especially in the field of humanity," Uu said.
In addition, Uu also hopes that in addition to moving in the field of humanity, it would be good for AMCF to also focus on education. Because according to Uu, actually good education will improve the health which indirectly can reduce social problems.
"This building is very grand. Hopefully this building can be used as a means of education, both worldly education and ukhrawi education (akhira). Why not, if this building is used things with other benefits," said Deputy Governor Uu.
In principle, the West Java Humanitarian Center wants to support government programs in providing access to health, education and humanity specifically for people living in remote areas. With the inauguration of the West Java Humanitarian Center building, it is expected to be a place of humanitarian activities that can help communities around West Java in response to disasters or humanitarian programs.
The West Java Humanitarian Center is also a partner of the Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) because West Java Province is in the category of areas prone to natural disasters. So when disaster strikes, assets, crew, logistics owned by the West Java Humanitarian Center will be mobilized to assist BPBD in handling emergency response periods, relief periods and even mitigation.