PRODUCTIVE WAQF SCHEME OF MICRO AND SMALL BUSINESS START UP FOR UNEMPLOYMENT (AN APPROACH MODEL OF “RUMAH GEMILANG AL AZHAR” INDONESIA)
Indonesia unemployment is one of severe economic problem needs to be tackled and overcome from multi-support perspectives. Despite massive and structured Indonesia government program addressing and benefiting the unemployment, civil society contribution is tremendously expected into a place of productive waqf initiated from non-government organization. Rumah Gemilang Indonesia (RGI) as prospective integrative part of Al Azhar Peduli Umat has come into an existence to assist and support Indonesia government program in handling and solving unemployment. The research is to examine how the productive waqf program being initiated by RGI Program has been effectively raising the status of unemployment to be employment (employee/worker). In addition, a uniqueness and effectiveness of the program is also intensively studied to figure out how far the alumni can reach a level of income independent. The study employs qualitative method approach using regular direct observation and focus group discussion uncovering information from key figures of the program. The result of study shows that RGI program has been successful to contribute and encourage young productive unemployment to obtain job position or acquire skill and competence. The alumni can earn and receive adequate amount of income after attending the short course.
Keywords: Unemployment, Waqf, RGI, and Income
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