Strengthening the Spirit of Da’wah in Balikpapan

Aksi Cepat Tanggap continues to expand generosity to various elements of the community. In Balikpapan, the generosity was delivered to a teacher who has been striving for years for education as a form of appreciation for their services so far.

Ustazah Siti Hajar teaches in a Quran Learning Center (TPA) in Balikpapan City.
Ustazah Siti Hajar teaches in a Quran Learning Center (TPA) in Balikpapan City. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BALIKPAPAN – At 39 age, Ustazah Siti Hajar has the role of a preacher in Damai Village, Balikpapan City. Ustazah Siti bears the role with full sincerity. For her, da’wah is a struggle, not only strengthening the Islamic value in adults, but also to the children who will be the nation’s successors.

Ustazah Siti is also a teacher in the Quran Learning Center (TPA) Al-Furqon 02, Jalan Jendral Sudirman, Damai, Balikpapan. She has been teaching for years. In TPA she teaches children from various family backgrounds, including those from underprivileged families. Siti doesn't discriminate her students from one and the others. According to Siti, the TPA becomes an educational facility for children from the earliest stage so that they will have a bright future along with strong faith.

“Looking at these children who are learning to have a bright future is another motivation for us here,” said Ustazah Siti who teaches with two other fellow teachers.

In the TPA where Siti teaches, there is no specific tuition in regards to the economic condition of each student’s parents. She teaches sincerely, especially in delivering Islamic values to the children to prevent them from being carried away by bad influences as well as to filter a lot of available information.

In the future, Siti wants to keep her da’wah spirit and make it her jariyah alms. Her spirit is also supported by the Aksi Cepat Tanggap by delivering assistance to Ustazah Siti and other teachers through the Friends of Indonesian Muslim Preachers program.

“In the East Kalimantan region, we strive to expand the benefits of people’s generosity which have been submitted to the ACT for teachers. Underprivileged and honorary teachers, as well as those who are in rural areas, are our main target of the assistance distribution,” explained Abdul Khadir from ACT East Kalimantan Program Team, Tuesday (6/1/2021).[]