On Thursday 12th January 2017, Philanthropy Indonesia received an invitation to attend the Zakat Outlook LazisMu 2017 event and the launch of Matahati Magazine and your LazisMu Superior Program in 2017. The event, which took place at Hotel Arya Duta, Jakarta, was organized by LazisMu, an institution of zakat in Indonesia who has been a member of Indonesian Philanthropy since 2016. In this event, LazisMu hosted speakers Prof.Dr. H. Muhadjir Effendy, M.A.P (Minister of Education & Culture), Drs. Hajriyanto Y. Thohari, MA (Chairman of PP Muhammadiyah), Regi Wahyu (CEO of Dattabot / Mediatrac), Samsul Huda (Chairman of NU Care – LazisNu), and Hilman Latief, MA, Ph.D (the Chairman of the Board of LazisMu).
Zakat Outlook 2017 aimed to strengthen LazisMu's national consolidation with stakeholders regarding the concept and programs of LazisMu in 2017. It also aimed to strengthen the synergy within the professional community, hobby community and everyone involved in the zakat system in Indonesia.
Based on survey results produced by PIRAC and BAZNAS institutions, zakat potential in Indonesia has shown rapid growth over time. Zakat is believed to be able to contribute in promoting social justice, human development, and poverty alleviation in Indonesia. This is in line with the establishment goal of LazisMu by PP Muhammadiyah in 2002.
Indonesia is still experiencing poverty, lack of education, and the index of human development is very low. Zakat is believed to be able to contribute in promoting social justice, human development, and to help in the alleviation of poverty. As the country with the largest Muslim population in the world, Indonesia has high potential for zakat, infaq, and waqf contributions.
The LazisMu performance report also referred to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). From the objectives of goals numbers 8, 13, and 17 of the program, LazisMufoced on 3 areas: social da'wah and education, creative-production economy and policy advocacy.
In relation to the flagship program in 2017, LazisMu set program targets across all levels of development, from Leading, Outermost and Underdeveloped, across regions in Indonesia. The reviews and program information will be widely presented to the public through various rubrics contained in Matahati Magazine. Some key programs are listed below:
- Education, namely Save Our School, GN-OTA, Trensains, and One Million Graduate,
- Economy, ie Tani Bangkit, Million SMEs,
- Economic empowerment, namely Youth Entrepreneurship, Family Economic Business Development, and BTM's capital participation, Surya LED, Safaro, Livestock Village and Desbumi.
- Social, covering Disaster Emergency Response, Dai Mandiri, Muhammadiyah Aid, Sacrifice Pak Mustache, and Car Clinic.
- Innovation of the program, the program of Terang Indonesia and the Floating Clinic Said Tuhuleley.
* Excerpted from Zakat Media Release Outlook LazisMu 2017: Optimizing Zakat to Indonesia Berkemajuan.Source : LazisMu