JAKARTA – On Thursday (04/13), Korindo Foundation delivered basic necessity kits to Mizan Amanah Orphanage in Kalibata Urban Village, Pancoran Subdistrict, South Jakarta as part of its Korindo Charity Week 2023 program. Orphanage leaders Ustad (Teacher) Komang and Ustad (Teacher) Ahmad accepted the donation in person.
Representing the institution, Ustad (Teacher) Komang shared hopes for the Foundation. “Thank you, Korindo [Foundation]. May your good deeds and charity be rewarded by the Lord and may you grow even bigger in the coming years. Amin (Amen).”
The Foundation sent basic toiletries (soap, shampoo, toothbrush, and toothpaste) and staple food items (flour, cooking oil, sugar, canned corned beef, and nugget pack) with each kit.
“We are grateful to be holding a program called Charity Week this year… as the name suggests, it means ‘sharing with others for a week’. And we’re not only doing that here [at the orphanage], but in multiple locations in Pancoran [Subdistrict], where we aim to serve the poor, the fatherless, and severely malnourished toddlers,” said Korindo Foundation’s general manager, Setiyono.
These kits were also given to Al Hasanat Orphanage in Jl. Pancoran Barat VI B/70 in South Jakarta. There, the Foundation gave out 60 staple food packages including flour, cooking oil, canned corned beef, canned sardines, and nugget packs, as well as personal hygiene products like soaps, shampoo sachets, toothbrushes, and toothpaste.
Present at the site were Setiyono, Pancoran urban village head Isno Usnodo, Al Hasanat head Ustad (Teacher) Firdaus, and Korindo Foundation’s general secretary Seo Jeongsik.
In his greetings, Usnodo showed his gratitude for the Foundation’s help. “I’d like to thank the Korindo Foundation, which has time and time again helped and contributed to our urban village. I hope this donation becomes a blessing for everyone and also a regular event going forward,” he said.
Similar praises were also sung by Al Hasanat resident and “student” Saptiangi Anggraeni. (In Indonesia, some orphanages double as Islamic boarding schools.) She saw the kits as a way Korindo paid attention to the orphans/scholars. “I’m happy to receive foodstuffs and hygiene products. While we get a daily allowance, and school uniforms and study tools are free, this donation still is useful in the way it takes financial stress off us.” (PR)