PROBOLINGGO. Volunteers of Rumah Zakat Surabaya distributed the donation of the donors in the form of Superqurban corned and school bags on Traveling and Sharing activities or Jalan-Jalan Berbagi (JJB) on Gili Ketapang island, Probolinggo on Tuesday (28/03). This event was attended by 15 people consisting of Volunteers of Rumah Zakat Center, Volunteers of Rumah Zakat Surabaya, Volunteers of Rumah Zakat Malang and Volunteers of Rumah Zakat Jember.
“Alhamdulillah, we managed to distribute aid from donors such as 50 cans of Superqurban corned and 8 pieces school bags for people in Gili Ketapang island,” said Andre, one of the Member of Volunteers of Rumah Zakat Surabaya.
It took about 45 minutes to cross to Gili Ketapang island from Tanjung Tembaga port, Probolinggo. Before heading to the beach, Volunteers of Rumah Zakat were invited to see the Gua (cave) Kucing, while waiting for snorkeling.
On the occasion two boxes of Superqurban corned distributed by volunteers around the Gua Kucing. The resident was very enthusiastic and happy to greet the volunteers. “Thanks, Mas, Mbak may God reward your goodness,” said one resident.
In addition distributing Superqurban corned and bags, volunteers also clean-up the beach from wide range of garbage strewn on the shoreline. The volunteers were done that activity enthusiastically.
Mas Ali, guide and also manager of tourism on Gili Ketapang island, said that the waste is mostly waste from Java. The garbage volume will increase when rainy season.
The waste management has not performed optimally. Limited funds, tools, and infrastructure are also obstacles in managing waste here. “If the organic waste, we burn. If the garbage or glass bottles of mineral water, people will collect it. And another garbage we usually throw it,” said Mas Ali.
“The role of government is certainly needed. In addition, visitors should also be aware not to throw any rubbish,” he concluded.
The JJB was such very enjoyable activity, in addition to travel, the volunteers also still got the momentum to share with the public. Beach cleaning up activities left such a nice impression for the volunteers and the surrounding community.
Newsroom / Dea Sukmara