Ohi Wants to Devote Himself to Education

Ohi Matsohi Suhanda has been working as a teacher for decades in Bogor Regency. He wishes to devote his whole life to education, hoping that his dedication and service would help him in the hereafter.

Ohi Matsohi
Ohi receives financial assistance from the Friends of Indonesian Teachers program. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BOGOR REGENCY – For 59 years, Ohi Matsohi Suhanda has been working as a teacher. For him, teaching is not only a source of livelihood but also a field of service. Throughout his career as a teacher, he has learned many lessons and had many experiences.

Ohi started out as a teacher at a madrasa. Until now, he is still actively teaching Islamic subjects and the Sundanese language at Masyarakat Peduli Insani Foundation in Bogor Regency. Ohi never complains about his salary. He is always grateful for what he earns, and his gratitude has further strengthened him.

“I still want to continue teaching because I love the world of education. Deep inside my heart, I really want to devote myself to education. I hope my service will support me in the hereafter,” said Ohi when asked why he is still teaching although he is no longer young.

He believes that, in terms of sustenance, Allah will suffice him through sources that he might not expect.

"Once, I ran out of rice, but Alhamdulillah, there was sustenance that came from unexpected sources," said Ohi.

To appreciate Ohi's dedication in education especially in Bogor Regency, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) handed over financial assistance to Ohi last February. This assistance was funded by the community that has donated through the Friends of Indonesian Teachers program.

“Thank you to all the benefactors who were involved in sending love to teachers in various parts of the country. Hopefully, in the future we can continue expanding benefits,” said Mahatir Qathafi from the ACT East Bogor Branch. []