GoodDeeds International has been actively working to provide aid and empower remote group of communities with a population of about 1,500 people on the islands of Mabong, Buyu Besar, Buyu Kechil and Pasir Panjang in the far Eastern corner of the Riau Province in Indonesia. Why these places? Due to their remote location these communities have been neglected and are in need of serious aid.
Hardizan and Nurbaiti are two young students from the island of Mabong in the province of KEPRI (Kepulauan Riau) in Indonesia. Hardizan is currently studying Fisheries and Marine studies at the Universitas Raja Ali Haji at Tanjung Pinang. He is currently in his final year of study.
Nurbaiti is studying the same university. She is studying public administration and is also in her final year. The university fees, board and lodging and miscellaneous expenses will roughly add up to RM 7,500 a year for each of them. Their fathers are fishermen earning between RM400 to RM500 only a month. With the help of friends and relatives they have been struggling to somehow manage and finance their education. With the current economic situation, they are finding it very difficult to fund their final year of study. It would be a pity if they were to drop out at this point.
Donations to this campaign will be used to help Hardizan and Nubaiti with their university fees, board, lodging and miscellaneous expenses for one year.
Let us come together and help these youngsters complete their journey of education and stand up on their own feet. Seeing how much hard work and dedication that they have shown, just RM10 can go a long way in changing their lives and bringing a positive impact.
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: “It is better for one among you to bring a load of firewood on his back and give charity out of it (and satisfy his own need) and be independent of people, than that he should beg from people, whether they give him anything or refuse him. Verily the upper hand is better than the lower hand, and begin (charity) with your dependents. [Muslim]