Spreading the Benefits of the Sahabat Guru Indonesia Program in East Jakarta

Global Zakat - ACT provided assistance to a number of teachers at SMK Berlian and SMK Respati, East Jakarta on Monday (10/26) as a form of appreciation for the teachers struggling amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Handover of assistance from Global Zakat - ACT East Jakarta to the representatives of the teachers. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, JAKARTA – The pandemic poses new challenges for teachers around the world. In Indonesia, teachers now have to adjust to the distant-learning (PJJ) policy. They have to give homework to their students and teach using classroom applications.

To appreciate the enthusiasm of the teachers who consistently provide education in the amid these difficult times, Global Zakat - ACT provides financial assistance to teachers through the Sahabat Guru Indonesia program. At SMK Berlian and SMK Respati, East Jakarta, 9 teachers received financial assistance from Global Zakat - ACT on Monday (10/26).

"There are many stories of how teachers strive to teach their students despite the problems that they face. Apart from having to adept to a system that was previously foreign to them, many of the teachers’ salary has been cut,” said Wurryanto from the Global Zakat – ACT East Jakarta Program Department.

Anung, one of the teachers, told the Global Zakat – ACT team how his salary has been cut off. “He only earns less than 70% of his regular salary, which is less than IDR 1,000,000. This financial assistance certainly gives massive benefits to these teachers,” continued Wurryanto.

Wurryanto also invited the community to continue to accompany these unsung heroes so that in these difficult times they can continue educating this nation’s children.

"We hope that more teachers can benefit from the Sahabat Guru Indonesia program to uplift the teachers’ enthusiasm. Your support is very important. To support this program, you can donate through Indonesia Dermawan website or through BNI Syariah account at 99 000 36 26 in the name of Global Zakat Foundation," said Wurryanto. []