Sunday, May 29, 2005

YPEIM and IIUM program to Aceh

Alhamdulillah, thank you to Allah. After 10 days been in Kabupaten Aceh Besar, Aceh; our representatives from PKPIM and GPTD who were invited by Yayasan Pembangunan Ekonomi Islam (YPEIM), have landed safely in Malaysia Royal Military Airport, Subang on 28th May 2005. They are Muhammad Suhail Ahmad and Mohd Haidir.

YPEIM was in a mission of distributing logistic needs and collecting data of Aceh orphanage who now study in ponpes (pondok pesantren). Our representatives had been divided into two ponpes for motivational programme led by International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) students.

They are three ponpes that they are focusing at namely Babul Maghfirah, Daruz Zahidin, and al-Falah. Meanwhile, ponpes Babun Najah is also included is it's a branch of Babul Maghfirah.

Most of tsunami victims (orphanage) were positioned at Daruz Zahidin which its population has increased from 50 santri (students) to 120 santri. Most of them are in SD (Sekolah Dasar = Sek. Ren.) and SMP aged between 9 to 16 years old.

Teaching English and Arabic is the main need by ponpes. The method of teaching by our reprenstatives and IIUM students were praised by ponpes teachers because it made students eager to learn and encouraged to speak up as well as remembering new words in a short period of time. Motivational games and songs are very attractive and effective way of learning.

A hope from ponpes teachers : Please make it as a long term project as to polish up the dignity of muslim community in Aceh which has been shadowed by the fear and tough-and-hard life. This should be started from Acehnese young muslim especially those who has nobody in their lives.

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Wednesday, May 04, 2005

The Arrival of GPTD delegation to Mecca

The delegation has arrived safely at KLIA on 29th April 2005 after completing their research on the socio-cultural life of Malays in Mecca. The delegation was led by Jufitri Joha and the other members are:

Mohd Raimi Abdul Rahim
Khairul Nizam Zainan Nazri
Intan Noradlin
Fadliana Saman
Mohd Khairuddin Md. Nor
Sharul Rizan Noranizan
Mohd Hilmi Ramli
Usamah Mat
Mohd Rashidi Mustafa Kamal
Mohd Kamarul Ariffin Mohd Wafa

Before coming back to Malaysia, they have experienced a lot of challenges which educate them more on understanding other races culture and characters in the world. Fortunately, one of the member who should be having his marriage ceremony on 1st May 2005 had been arranged to arrive earlier than the others. For the others, they had more experience there in managing their tickets with Qatar Airlines.

GPTD would like to show our condolence to one of the member who should be in malaysia on 26th April 2005 for her practical study because of the difficulty happened that can't be adjusted. GPTD pray to Allah that all the difficulties experienced would be rewarded by Allah with 'something' that no one would expect.