The Jamik Mosque Charity House of Syiah Kuala University through the Ummat Solidarity Fund program provides financial assistance to Unsyiah students who are still in Banda Aceh. Chairperson of the Jamik Mosque Charity House, Dr.rer.pol. Heru Fahlevi, SE., M.Sc said, this assistance was channeled to relieve students who had problems in meeting their daily basic needs due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 outbreak. The donation is targeted at 200 students. For the initial stage, donations were distributed on March 28, 2020 to boarders and international students.
"We are working with the manager of Unsyiah Dormitory. Those who coordinate students and cook a food three times a day. Then the food is wrapped and delivered to each room. This is our way to keep physical distancing awake, "Heru said, Wednesday (4/1/2020).
He added, the funds collected at the moment were donations from the Aceh community and the Unsyiah academic community. Considering that the funds collected are still small, donations still prioritize students who are urged and meet the criteria for assistance.
"Not all Unsyiah students in Banda Aceh get assistance. We prefer students who meet the specified requirements. "
As for the requirements, such as student recipients from underprivileged families, are still in Banda Aceh, do not return home, experience obstacles in meeting their daily needs, and do not smoke. Students who meet these requirements can contact the management of the Jamik Mosque Charity House through social media Instargam @rumahamal_unsyiah or through Facebook @ Rumah Masjid Jami 'Unsyiah.
In addition to channeling assistance to boarding students and international students, Unsyiah’s Charity House also provides assistance to other students who are outside the dormitory. This assistance is given because the situation is increasingly difficult to move freely, as well as the closure of several public spaces that have been used by students to meet their daily needs.
"Students who meet the criteria will be interviewed online. If they meet the requirements, they will get help, "Heru said.
It is planned that the program will run for 15 days. However, Heru did not dismiss if the situation and finances were adequate, the program would continue until the situation returned to normal.
Meanwhile, Unsyiah's Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Prof. Dr. Ir. Marwan said that the Ummat Solidarity Fund program was conducted to help ease the burden on students who are currently unable to return to their homes. Unsyiah feels obliged to ease the burden on students, moreover not all students have a good economic life. For this reason, he invited the Unsyiah academic community and the wider community to be involved in this social action. Donations can be channeled through Bank Syariah Mandiri (BSM) account number 7099400409 a.n. House of Charity Mosque Unsyiah.
"Whatever the assistance provided, this will be very meaningful for those who need it," concluded Marwan. (Unsyiah PR / fer)