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Muhammadiyah national branch expo to kick off 

  • Sri Wahyuni

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 19, 2018   /   02:56 pm
Muhammadiyah national branch expo to kick off  All set: Muhammadiyah’s central executive board members announce the start of Ramadan. (JP/Bambang Muryanto)

 

Muhammadiyah Branches Development Institute (LPCR) is set to kick off its second National Best Branches Expo 2018 on Friday in Gunungpring, Muntilan, Magelang regency, Central Java.

Chairman of the expo’s organizing committee, Syafar Nashir, said 37 branches were expected to attend the two-day expo, with 25 from the district level and 12 come from the subdistrict level.

“We received applications from 70 branches. Yet, due to limited space at the location, we only selected 37 of them,” Syafar told a press briefing in Yogyakarta on Thursday.

He said the expo would focus on the economic activities of participating branches, as observations revealed that the best-performing branches had been actively involved in economic activities. 

LPCR head Ahmad Norma Permata said the committee also planned to display the organization’s achievements in community empowerment programs. 

Muhammadiyah established the LPCR during its 46thnational congress in Yogyakarta in 2010, aiming to expand and improve its branches at the lower levels. (swd)