Honorary Teacher in Bogor Peddles Snacks after Work to Make Ends Meet

“After work, I sell snacks. What else can I do? I have to do this in order to make ends meet until payday. The salary from the school is paid every six months and the amount is not much,” said Yani Sobarliana, an honorary teacher in Bogor Regency.

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Yani Sobarliana receive financial assistance from Global Zakat-ACT. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BOGOR REGENCY – It’s not easy to work as honorary teachers because the salaries that they receive are often too small compared to their job to educate the students.

Yani Sobarliana, an honorary teacher at a junior high school in Ciampea of Bogor Regency, has to peddle snacks every day after work. She does this because the salary that she receives is not enough to meet her family’s daily needs.

After work, I sell snacks. What else can I do? I have to do this in order to make ends meet until payday. The salary from the school is paid every six months and the amount is not much,” said Yani, Wednesday (8/4/2021). From peddling snacks, she is able to earn a profit of IDR 30,000 to 50,000 a day.

Yani continued, the salary of being an honorary teacher at her school is IDR 300,000 a month and is raid every six months. Every month, the salary will be deducted by 25 percent for administration.

“We are learning to be grateful. We are still healthy when many people are sick. This is a blessing that many people desire now. I can still sell snacks for an additional income. It doesn't really matter," she said.

To help ease Yani's burden, Global Zakat-ACT provided assistance from benefactors, Wednesday (8/4/2021). Yani revealed that she would use this assistance to further develop her business.[]