Dozens of Economically Underprivileged Teachers Have Received Allowance

Since its launching two weeks ago, the Sahabat Guru Indonesia program initiated by Global Zakat - ACT has handed over allowance to 69 teachers across Indonesia. This program will continue to give financial aid to underprivileged teachers across the country.

One of the recipients of the teachers' allowance. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JAKARTA - The Teachers’ Friends Indonesia Program from Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) continues to give teachers’ allowance to underprivileged teachers in various parts of the country to this day. From the data that ACT collected on December 2, 2019, 69 needy teachers across the country have received financial aid.

The beneficiaries are spread across various regions, ranging from areas around Jabodetabek, West Sumatra, Bali, North Sumatra, East Java, West Java, South Sumatra, South Sulawesi, to Lampung. The teachers’ allowances were handed over by ACT branch offices in these respective regions.

Riski Andriana from the ACT program team said, the implementation of this program involved ACT branch offices and volunteers in various places. "Before we hand over the financial aid, we collected the names of the beneficiaries who had been assessed by the field teams. Then, the program team of each ACT branch office and local volunteers helped channel this financial assistance to underprivileged teachers," he explained, Tuesday (11/3).

The distribution of the teachers’ allowance will continue. Some ACT branch offices are ready to distribute more teachers’ allowance and have sent the data of underprivileged teachers in various regions.

The Indonesian Teachers Friends Program was launched on National Teachers’ Day, 25 November, 2019. ACT Program Director Wahyu Novyan said that the program beneficiaries included teachers with low income criteria. "This program is the best appreciation from ACT to dedicated but underprivileged teachers in Indonesia," he explained. []