Rahmad Aminulloh's Love for Education

"Humans never feel enough, so we have to be grateful regardless of the sustenance that Allah gives. That way, life feels better because everything is always to be grateful for," said honorary teacher Rahmad Aminulloh.

Rahmad Aminulloh
Rahmad Aminulloh, a teacher in Nganjuk, East Java, receives financial assistance from Global Zakat-ACT. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, NGANJUK — His love for education has made Rahmad Aminulloh (38) a faithful teacher. He has been dedicated for 18 years. His dedication has never faded, even though his salary is barely enough.

“Education has been ingrained in me. Since high school, I have been determined to become a teacher. At the age of 20, I became a teacher. Love sometimes beats other things, such as a salary. I never mind about how much salary I get," he said, Tuesday (5/25/2021).

Rahmad teaches in one of the primary schools in Mojekendil Village, Ngronggot District, Nganjuk Regency, East Java. He receives a salary of IDR800,000 per month. It is paid every two months. Even though the salary is below the minimum wage, Rahmad admits he doesn't mind it.

“It is not enough to meet the daily needs. However, humans never feel enough. We have to be grateful regardless of the sustenance that Allah gives. That way, life feels better because everything is always to be grateful for," said a father with two children. Rahmad wants honorary teachers to get a decent salary.

Until now, from his income as a teacher, Rahmad has not been able to have a house. So far, Rahmad and his wife and their two children are still staying at the parents-in-law's house.

“I want to have my own house, so parents don't know how difficult it is for us. We want to give them the good news. It is the nature of parents wanting to help their children. However, we feel ashamed if we continue to get help," he explained.

To support the spirit of Rahmad Aminulloh, Global Zakat-ACT distributed financial assistance. In addition to Rahmad, the Friend of Indonesian Teacher program has assisted hundreds of honorary and underprivileged teachers in remote areas of Indonesia.[]