PEKANBARU, Sunday (09/22) – This is the daily safe house used by the refugees. Currently filled with voices memorizing the Quran by 18 children of refugee students, 16 of which are orphans. In fact, there is a child who only two weeks ago his father died.
They are strong and great children especially their teacher. Despite the smoke, they still keep their prayers and memorization.
They come from Griya Pondok Tahfidz Darul Quran Muara Fajar, Pekanbaru, Riau. Actually there are still 15 male students at the boarding school. But they said to Teacher or Ustadzah Rina in charge of Griya, “We are Umi’s big children, Isha Allah, we are strong. Let the sisters in Griya evacuate.” said one of the students.
“I only held back the tears from my heart after hearing the story. I wonder what emotions emerged, but all become one. May Allah strengthen us to protect them in the Safe House.” Said Emi Susanti, the coordinator of the Safe House and the Health Center for the Rumah Zakat Pekanbaru, full of emotions.
Abdullah Tsabit / Hanaa Afifah