BANJARNEGARA. Children are a nation’s asset for a quality generation. To be a smart, great child and a lot of knowledge must be diligent in learning and reading. To increase the reading interest of children in Bojanegara Village, Sigaluh Subdistrict, Banjarnegara Regency, Rumah Zakat established Oemah Bening Reading House.
With the education empowerment program conducted by Rumah Zakat since 2015, it has a positive impact on children’s behavior change. “In the past, the children like to tell about what they watch, but now they tell about what books they read. Likewise with teenagers, Alhamdulillah they have academic achievements in their schools, “said Yekti, Facilitator of Rumah Zakat.
With its various activities, Oemah Bening Reading House built by Rumah Zakat empowered village facilitaor won the Impact Story Contest in the Video and Essay Category in the 2018 National Peer Learning Meeting. The competition was attended by 1,400 participants throughout Indonesia.
This achievement was achieved because the Omah Bening Reading House was considered to provide various types of books for children and Tenageers. In addition, the village library also has various types of empowerment activities for the development of children and teenager.
“Alhamdulillah, the jury considered that Oemah Bening Reading house has a positive social impact on society. Hopefully with this award, it will encourage children to continue to diligently study and read, “Yekti said.
Silvia Zakiah Itsnaini