Forum Telkom University Alumni – TELKOM Group Chapter Supporting the Economic Development Initiative at An Nawawi Islamic Boarding School
BANDUNG, TELKOM UNIVERSITY – Coinciding with 21 Ramadhan 1439 H, Telkom University Alumni Forum (FAST) TELKOM Group chapter in particular visited Islamic Boarding School An Nawawi in Tanara, Serang, Banten. This visit is a series of Alumni activities during Ramadhan fasting month which started with fund raising within Telkom Group from STT Telkom alumni now known as Telkom University. Funds collected were then distributed to sponsor 500 orphans in campus area in Dayeuh Kolot Bandung, initiation of expansion of Syamsul Ulum Mosque at Telkom University Campus and this time in An Nawawi Islamic Boarding School.
This FAST visit is very special because directly welcomed by Prof. DR KH Ma’ruf Amin who is also the Chairman of MUI as well as the Advisory Board of President Jokowi. Kyai Ma’ruf in his speech expressed the importance of building the economy of the people in Indonesia and reminded the obligation to help those who are in hunger for not being able to work.
The visit to Nawawi Islamic Boarding School was also accompanied by Alumni sharing activities for 400 orphans and teachers and donation for the school development. In his speech, Edi Witjara as the Chairman of STT Alumni Representative from Telkom Group who is also SVP Group Financial Planning Analysis & Control of Telkom Indonesia stated that Islamic school students should be optimistic that they will become the leader in Indonesia and hope that the assistance given this time and in the future can be a part from realizing the vision of Kyai Ma’ruf Amin Tanara that in the future Tanara will become the world religious center. Also hopefully this kind of sharing activity will be ‘contagious’ and followed by chapters, community, and other university alumni.
The event was also attended by FAST Chairman, Ahmad Nugraha along with other FAST Telkom Group alumni. Ahmad hopes that alumni who are now more than 40 thousand who are working and serving in various fields in Indonesia and abroad can maintain solidity and professionalism without leaving the social spirit to build a better nation.
Before departing, Kyai Ma’ruf Amin advised FAST to bridge close relationship between Islamic Boarding School, as one of education centers, and Companies such as Telkom Group in various fields such as research in finance, banking etc.