Dry Diabetes Hampers Nana’s Teaching

Nana Rukmana's dream is to become a teacher, and he has been living as an honorary teacher for a dozen years. However, his illness hampers his activities.

Nana reduces his activities because he cannot be overly tired. (ACTNews)

ACTNews,  BOGOR REGENCY – Nana Rukmana has been an honorary teacher at a school in Megamendung Village, Megamendung District, Bogor Regency, West Java, for about 14 years. Nana feels content to work as a teacher because it is his and his father’s dream.

"Previously, I paid tuition while working part-time or odd jobs to pursue my dreams. Alhamdulillah, I graduated as an Islamic Education graduate," he said on Wednesday (1/5/2022).

Nana supplemented his income by working as an online motorcycle taxi driver and sent money to his wife, who works in Tangerang, and their two children, who are still in the second grade at senior high school.

Unfortunately, Nana suffers from dry diabetes. He is currently reducing his activities. Based on the doctor's diagnosis, Nana's disease has infected his lungs.

"I have to take medication every day to decrease and stabilize my blood sugar levels. The doctor suggested reducing my activities and cannot be too tired. I have to get enough rest and maintain my diet. Hopefully, I will recover soon so I can teach again,” said Nana. 

Global Zakat-ACT, through the Friends of Indonesian Teacher program, provides a food package to Nana to meet his immediate needs. Hopefully, the assistance will boost Nana's spirit to recovery. Hence, he can continue to teach as before. []