RAC Bandung Metropolitan’s Series of Ramadan Events

Community Service

Minal aidin wal faidzin…!

The holy month of Ramadhan has just left us… now all members of RAC Bandung Metropolitan are probably spending times with beloved families and relatives… but did u know that during Ramadan, RAC Bandung Metropolitan has made remarkable efforts in serving the community? Well, here it is, a report which is probably suitable to be called, RAC Bandung Metropolitan’s Series of Ramadan events

Unlike the previous years, RAC Bandung Metro did not only fill Ramadan with one or two events, but there are several simultaneous events distributed evenly I 4 weeks of Ramadan!!! The events are:

1. Teaching program

The Project Officers for this event were Rtr. Anki and Rtr.Bagus… We made a schedule to teach the children at Yayasan Ibu Aam, a charity foundation focusing in taking care of Orphanage and under-poverty children… This program is conducted 3 times a week, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, starting from August 24th to September 12th… There, we helped the children studying mathematics and English…

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2. Aids to Earthquake Victims

No one expects disaster to ever happen in this lovely country, but a terrible earthquake unfortunately happened on September 2nd, 2009 in most regions of West Java… RAC Bandung Metro reacted to it, by sending aids and some members to assist the victims in Pangalengan… the aids consisted of food supplies, baby and maternal nutritions, medical utensils, blankets and pillows, etc.

3.First Buka Puasa Bersama

This one was actually VP Mahir’s events at his boarding house… He invited 80 children from 3 different foster homes and organized a merry events (such as games) during the Buka Puasa events… several of RAC Bandung Metro’s members were also involved in setting and helping up the events…It was held on September 5th, 2009…

4. Second Buka Puasa Bersama

The second one was held a week after, on September 12th… It was meant as a closing event for the one-month teaching program… this one is an official RBM program, and the event consisted of playing games, Buka Puasa, Magrib pray, then closing speech by President Libbi and Mrs. Meiti as the caretaker of the foster homes

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5. Sahur on the Road

The last event was sahur on the road which was held the dawn after… At 12 to 3 AM on September 13th, the members of RAC Bandung Metro splitted up to distribute sahur meals to the needy people around streets of Bandung…

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Well, now Ramadan has left us… We’re better ready to catch it next year…but for all the things we did in this year’s Ramadan, we have nothing else to say…we, all members of RAC Bandung Metro, only hope that the Mighty God will bless all our efforts and wipe away our sins…

Eid Mubarak 1430 H!!!

Minal Aidin wal faidzin!!!

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RAC’s Disaster Relief for West Java Earthquake

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009… It was a quite beautiful blue sky Wednesday, but until the hands of clock point to 3.25 PM… At that time, the land of Java, with West Java got the biggest portion, was shaken by an earthquake. People were running around, looking for safe places. In big cities such as Jakarta and Bandung, the skyscrapers felt like they were about to crumble. But thank God, nothing happened but lots of screams and panicky…

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However, the other side of fortune happened in small cities or rural villages such as Tasikmalaya, Cianjur, and some villages in rural corners of Kabupaten Bandung. Thousand of houses were wrecked and around 50 people were killed, leaving hundreds more drowned in trauma or fatal shocks. Most of the victims were losing everything they have, and the rescue teams are still trying for dead bodies buried in the ground.

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Rotaract reacted toward the effect by forming an Emergency Response Team, focusing on providing aids and donation. Rotary Clubs in Bandung areas established a command centre in Marga…..village in Pangalengan, 100 km outside Bandung, and collaborated with young people of Rotaract in conducting the activity. Together with Rotaract Bandung Bandung and Rotaract Bandung Sentral Kota Kembang, Rotaract Bandung Metropolitan sent some people as the special team members.

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During Sunday, September 6th, the team left for Pangalengan, bringing the loads consisting the disaster victims’ needs. The stuffs that we brought are sacks of rice, medications, baby milk and other nutritions, and several blankets to sleep. After arriving in Pangalengan, we splitted into groups to distribute the goods directly into the refugee tents. Hopefully, everything that we did can be useful for the disaster victims and help them to survive…

Obituary

inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi ra’jiun…

the whole family of Rotaract Club Bandung Metropolitan hereby conveys deepest condolences to the beloved mother of our beloved member, Rtr. Muhammad Ilham Nugraha…

the late passed away on Tuesday, September 1st, 2009 at 6.30 PM at Hasan Sadikin Hospital, Bandung…

hopefully Allah gives her the best place for her biside Him

Amin…

September 1st, 2009,

Rotaract Club Bandung Metropolitan