Supporting Students’ Learning Activities, Bank OCBC NISP Sharia Business Unit Distributes Social Funds Through BAZNAS in Padang

3 Mar 2023

Jakarta, 3 March 2023 – Bank OCBC NISP's Sharia Business Unit (UUS) continues its routine agenda of distributing social funds through AMAL activity in Padang, together with Badan Amil Zakat Nasional (BAZNAS). In this activity, held on 26 February, Bank OCBC NISP symbolically handed over a donation in the form of stationery to support orphans' and underprivileged people's school activities in Padang. The event is part of AMAL, a campaign and charitable initiative initiated by the Shariah Division of Bank OCBC NISP in the spirit of promoting kindness and virtue in the society and to help the needy.

Mahendra Koesumawardhana, Division Head Unit Usaha Syariah Bank OCBC NISP said, “AMAL activity is a new concept owned by UUS to distribute the social funds in a more structured and impactful way. The AMAL event in Padang is a part of our series of activities that we will carry throughout 2023. We are planning to carry out at least 12 AMAL activities, that would also be followed by an on-the-spot activity together with the local community in every city that we visited.”

This activity was organized by UUS and BAZNAS, a zakat distribution institution that has partnered with Bank OCBC NISP, together with Sinar Pagi Sport Community (SPSC), a sports community whose members are entrepreneurs in the city of Padang. In addition, a jogging activity will be held together with the SPSC community to build a good relationship with the local community.

“As a partner of Bank OCBC NISP in this charity activity, BAZNAS is pleased to work together to distribute aid to the people in need. We hope that the kits we distribute can support the learning and educational activities of orphans and less fortunate people in Padang City,” said Yultel Ardi SHI,Tk.MS Vice President 1 of BAZNAS Padang City

AMAL by OCBC NISP Syariah was first launched in 2022, during the 13th anniversary of UUS, by distributing relief packages of basic food items and stationery in 10 cities in Indonesia, including Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Palembang, Pontianak, Makassar and others. Since then, the campaign has helped up to 1,300 people in 10 cities and will continue to reach more people in need in more areas of Indonesia.

"We are planning to organize AMAL events on a regular basis in the future in order to realize the value of our foundation, which is to help each other to improve the quality of life of these unfortunate and orphaned children,” Mahendra Koesumawardhana concluded.

AMAL from OCBC NISP has a philosophy as the foundation of its every activity, namely Amanah, Muamalah, Akhlak, and Lillahi Ta'ala. Amanah shows that this program aims to convey the spirit of 'trustworthiness' of OCBC NISP Sharia Business Unit and partners as institutions that collect and distribute funds with integrity. Muamalah is the spirit of building relationships between people to help each other to create a harmonious society, which is also accompanied by Akhlak because this program also aims to promotote morality and nobility. Most importantly, AMAL activity is based on Lillahi Ta'ala, which encourages people to do all forms of charity based on sincerity because of Allah SWT.

Overview of Bank OCBC NISP
Bank OCBC NISP was established in Bandung in 1941 under the name Nederlandsch Indische Spaar en Deposito Bank. As of December 31st, 2022, Bank OCBC NISP serves customers through 200 office networks in 54 cities in Indonesia. Furthermore, customers could conduct transaction through the Bank's 496 ATM, more than 98,000 ATM networks in Indonesia, and connected to more than 600 OCBC Group ATM networks in Singapore and Malaysia. Bank OCBC NISP also serves customers through various digital channels, including mobile banking and internet banking – both for individuals and corporations. Bank OCBC NISP is one of the banks with the highest credit ratings in Indonesia, namely idAAA (stable) from PEFINDO and AAA(idn)/stable from PT Fitch Ratings Indonesia.

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