Monday 16 September 2019, Puskas BAZNAS visited Samarinda to conduct a training on National Zakat Index and Zakat Impact Application for all BAZNAS City/District in East Kalimantan. The event was divided into two sessions. The first session was the presentation of IZN Result of East Kalimantan in 2018 and the second session was the presentation of IZN application tutorial.

However, due to haze in some areas in Indonesia, the flight to Samarinda were canceled at the day of departure eventhough the participants had arrived to attend the training. The visibility in Samarinda was less than 1 kilometer so it would be dangerous for the airplane to fly.

At the same time, one of the BAZNAS Commissioners, Mrs. Emmy Hamidiyah, was also in Balikpapan to launch Rumah Sehat BAZNAS in Berau. Similar to Samarinda, Berau was also surrounded by smoke so the airport should be closed. Therefore, Mrs Emmy Hamidiyah could not continue her journey to Berau. Knowing Puskas team couldn’t go to Samarinda, she decided to go to Samarinda to be a speaker in IZN training.

On the day of the training, Mrs Emmy Hamidiyah explain the concept and the result of IZN in East Kalimantan. the next session is the tutorial of IZN application. For this session, Puskas team conducted a video conference from Jakarta office. Alhamdulillaah, due to Mrs Emmy Hamidiyah and technology, the training can be still conducted very well. More than that, the presence of Mrs Emmy Hamidiyah also makes the participants gained a lot of knowledge from her.


Rep: Puskas BAZNAS