No less than 430 orphans and poor people living around the UMB campus in Meruya, West Jakarta, have received ‘Ramadhan Packages’ from the university.
UMB has from year to year regularly provides such packages. So far it has been 18 years that UMB runs the program to help the poor celebrating the Idul Fitri post-fasting Islamic holiday.
Rector of UMB Dr. Arissetyanto Nugroho, MM said, “UMB has tried to be consistent in its commitment to support the level of welfare of the society, particularly those living nearby our campus.” The packages were delivered from the UMB campus in Jakarta on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
According to the rector, the packages reflect the fact that UMB always pays a close attention to the level of welfare of the people. They also reflect the spirit of the Tri Dharma Perguruan Tinggi of helping the poor, which is the core of an academic life in the UMB campus.
He further said the delivery of the packages will continue to be evaluated as well, both in terms of quality and quantity because the aim is not merely to help the less fortunate children or people but also to grow their ability to survive. For this year, the packages total Rp87.5 million in value comprising clothes, food, student kits and some cash. The packages were delivered to 28 neighborhood communities around UMB campus.**