Hardships Do Not Deter Muhdar's Devotion and Determination

Muhdar (44), who teaches fiqh subjects, also works occasionally cutting rubber sap in addition to being a teacher.

Muhdar can only hope that the knowledge he imparts is beneficial to his students. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, KUBU RAYA – It takes more sacrifices to live a life of devotion. Perhaps this is an accurate description of Muhdar's (44) activities as a teacher with a non-civil servant status. He has been teaching at a school in Puguk Village, Sungai Ambawang District, Kubu Raya Regency, West Kalimantan for the past twenty years.

"Alhamdulillah, while teaching here, I gained a lot of experience." I receive IDR 800,000 per month in salary. Sometimes, it is not paid on time, depending on the school's financial situation," said the teacher who teaches fiqh, Monday (10/25/2021).

Muhdar believes that his current salary is sufficient to meet his family's needs. In addition to teaching, he has other sources of income. "Aside from teaching, I also cut rubber sap," Muhdar explained.

Despite all of the obstacles, Muhdar remains committed to his work as an educator. Nothing else matters to him except disseminating knowledge that will benefit his students.

"My hope for the children is that the knowledge I teach them will be useful. Hopefully, they will grow up to be successful children, and this will be a charity for all of us," Muhdar hoped.

Muhdar and three other teachers benefited from Friends of Indonesian Teachers program. "This support for living expenses is an appreciation to help our educators. Hopefully, it can increase their blessings and enthusiasm for their activities," said Nircho Dwi Anggoro of the Global Zakat-ACT West Kalimantan team. []