109 water wells by Brunei since 2022 and counting
As of 15 November 2023, 109 water wells have been installed in Maguindanao in the municipalities of Datu Odin Sinsuat, Sultan Kudarat and Datu Abdula Sangki, all funded by Neuronadi Brunei. 20 water wells are still under construction and are axpected to be completed by December this year.
ACT Malaysia supports the youth and B40 families in Selangor
Besides projects in Mindanao, ACT Malaysia also helps individuals and groups in need in Malaysia, especially in Selangor. Recently, ACT helped organize a skills training on health and beauty and provided financial aid for a single mother to expand her business. In addition, as a member of advisory committee of Kolej Komuniti Hulu Langat, the president of ACT Malaysia promotes events and activities supporting the youth and B40 families.
24 wells completed in 2 months, now serving Maguindanao, Philippines
5 October 2023. 24 water wells were completed for donors from Neuronadi Brunei in August and September this year. This collaboration in building water wells started in year 2022 with a total of 80 wells completed so far. Clean water has always been a primary problem for many communities in Maguindanao especially in remote areas where running water is not accessible. With this project, clean water is now available for household use.
4th toilet system completed for a school with 118 students in Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao.
20 September 2023. The students of Mahad Al-Islami Al-Hashimie of Baka, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, are extremely thankful for their newly renovated toilets donated by ACT Malaysia. The 2-door toilets are equipped with water system coming from a well around 60 meters away and drawn to the Mahad via electric pump. Mahad Hashimie has 118 students. We can recall that the students were also provided with new blackboards a few weeks ago.
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Small things that mean a lot. Thank you for the new blackboards, ACT Malaysia
Clearer writing on new blackboards for pupils of Ma’had al Islamie al Hashimie
5 September 2023. New blackboards were provided for the pupils of Ma’had al Islamie al Hashimie @ Baka, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao, Philippines. This school requested to replace their threadbare blackboards with new ones. ACT Malaysia answered their request with 3 new blackboards.
An orphanage in Cotabato City provided with toilets as part of Prasarana Sanitari Project of ACT Malaysia
21 August 2023. New toilets were built for Markadz Abdulrahman As-Sulaytien of Kakar, Cotabato City, Philippines. For years, 48 orphans live in this center with no proper toilets and bathrooms. Alhamdulillah, the construction of 3 new toilets fitted with electric water pump were recently completed making life a little bit easier for these girls.
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Thank you for your continuous support.
2nd Mahad Tahfiz provided with toilets
7 August 2023. New toilets have been completed for the students of MARKAZ AASHIRA QUR-AN MEMORIZATION CENTER in PUROK 5, KAYA-KAYA, DATU ABDULLAH SANGKI, MAGUINDANAO DEL SUR (BARMM), PHILIPPINES. This Mahad Tahfiz has 30 students, all girls taught by 11 teachers. The Mahad Tahfiz was also provided with water tanks and electric water pump.
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QURBAN PROGRAM IN MINDANAO WRAPS UP WITH 61 COWS AND 18 GOATS
Alhamdulillah, Qurban for Humanity and Solidarity 1444 H was successfully implemented on 28 June (Eidul Adha was 1 day earlier in Mindanao) to 1 July 2023 in Mindanao Philippines.
61 cows and 18 goats (2 for aqiqah) were slaughtered and distributed to needy communities in Maguindanao, Cotabato City and Lake Sebu, South Cotabato (for balik Islam villages). The goats were given to orphanages.
The complete report maybe seen at
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Thank you very much for your support and we hope to see you again next year for the next Qurban program.
SUPPORT QURBAN for HUMANITY and SOLIDARITY for MINDANAO 2023
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Program Tajaan Iftar pada hari Arafah (9 Zulhijjah) untuk 10 rumah anak yatim dan maahad tahfiz.
SMART SANITATION FOR WATER SETTLEMENTS - a special project with UNEP
Click the image below to know more about ACT Malaysia's special project with United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
AL-BIR 1441H and COVID-19 Quarantine Relief program in 2020 benefited 1,050 families and 4 orphanages in Mindanao.
COVID-19: RELIEF FOR THE NEEDY targets trishaw and tuk-tuk drivers in Cotabato City and Maguindanao, Philippines this March 2020
Everyone is feeling the crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, even more so by those whose livelihood are directly affected like the trishaw and tuktuk drivers. In Cotabato City, income for these drivers has plummeted because of lack of passengers due to the community quarantine in place.
ACT Malaysia with the help of some generous souls reaches out to these drivers and helps to lessen the burden of putting food on the table by giving them rice.
Qurban for Humanity and Solidarity @ QHS 1441H (2020) raised 92 cows and 23 goats
QHS was in its 12th year in 2020 and ACT Malaysia had collaborated with Jemaah Ustaz Sabri which contributed 28 cows and 1 goat and Ikatan Guru-Guru Muslim Malaysia or I-GURU which provided 8 cows. From ACT Malaysia’s donors, we received 56 cows and 22 goats bringing the total number of animals to 92 cows and 23 goats. The animals were distributed in 37 locations in Cotabato City, Maguindanao and South Cotabato. Click this link for a complere report- https://actqurban1441h.blogspot.com/
WHY ACT MALAYSIA FOCUSES ON MINDANAO
Humanitarian Situation in Mindanao
A combination of armed conflict, corrupt government and natural disasters has left most of Mindanao population struggling to survive. In a recent study of National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) of the Philippines, The five-province, two-city Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) posted the highest poverty incidence among families in the country’s 17 regions nationwide in 2012, with Lanao del Sur posting the highest at 68.9% and Maguindanao at 57.8%. Nationwide. 22 out of 100 families were estimated to be poor in the 1st semester of 2012. In the ARMM, the figure is more than twice, at 47 families out of 100. In Lanao del Sur, the figure is thrice the national average, at 69 out of 100 families and Maguindanao at 58 out of 100 families. In three years, 2009 to 2012, Maguindanao’s poverty incidence rose by as much as 20.2%.
The government considers a Filipino family poor if monthly earnings are less than the poverty threshold. In the 1st semester of 2012, poverty threshold for a family of 5 was at P5,458 per month to meet basic food needs. If non-food needs -- such as clothing, housing, transportation, health, and education expenses, and others -- are added to the threshold, cut off in 2012 went up to P7,821 earnings a month.
Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan explained that problems with peace & security played a substantial role in the increased poverty incidence in some provinces in Mindanao. That coupled with succession of natural disaster mainly in the form of heavy flooding due to typhoons have made living conditions worse for many people especially in Cotabato and Maguindanao area. Last month alone, an estimated 30,000 people in Maguindanao and Cotabato were uprooted from their homes due to flooding.
And historically Mindanao people or the Moros have been at war with whom they regard as colonials (the Spaniards, Americans and later Filipinos). The land is continually under arms struggle since the 17th century thus causing instability and underdevelopment.
MYR 1 = PhP 12