Balikpapan, PUSKASBAZNAS.COM – Center of Strategic Studies, the National Board of Zakat (Puskas BAZNAS) visited Teritip Village, East Balikpapan Subdistrict, Balikpapan City, to conduct the survey of Zakat Village Index (IDZ). The survey was held on Thursday (29/03) by one of junior researchers of Puskas BAZNAS as an assessor. The resource persons of this survey are those who know the condition of the village in terms of economy, health, education, social, and da'wah.

Secretary of the village welcomed the assessor and provided data regarding the population of the village, as well as general information about the village, especially in the economic and social field. Meanwhile, the further informations concerning the health aspects of the village were provided by one of the health workers in the auxiliary health center (Puskesmas Pembantu) and the educational informations were provided by one of the administrative staffs in an elementary school in Teritip Village. The informations related the da’wah aspects were provided by the Islamic religious leader who is also a person in charge of the Zakat Community Development (ZCD) program in Teritip Village.

Teritip Village is one of the villages for the ZCD program. The development program being held in this village is cattle fattening program. Despite being a part of Balikpapan City, one of the biggest cities in Indonesia, Teritip Village still has a rural feel. Most people in the village are gardener whose gardens are not so large. Therefore, to improve their productivity, BAZNAS provide some cows for them to be  reared. Some other villagers are temporary sellers whose business are not sustainably developed. There are actually some tourist attractions, such as beaches and crocodile captivity, but those have not been optimally developed.

Meanwhile, the health and education conditions in Teritip Village are quite good. Some auxiliary health centers and schools located in the village facilitate the needs of the residents fairly well. Moreover, adequate road conditions for passing vehicles make it easier for residents to access these places. In terms of da’wah, there are sufficient support systems for the villagers to do religious activities, both physical facilities such as mosques and mushola, as well as religious activities such as weekly Islamic study. However, people participations both for congregational prayers and Islamic studies are still quite low.


Rep: Amelya