ACTNews, KLATEN – Supono, an honorary teacher in Pundungsari Village, Trucuk District, Klaten Regency, believes that teaching is a noble profession. For this reason, Supono is determined to teach until he breathes his last.
Supono explained that teachers have a role in making students smart. “Allah sent Messengers to the illiterate, then the Messengers recited Allah's verses to them, taught them about Allah's Book and wisdom. In the same role, teachers teach students to read, write, count so that they understand many things, including the religion of Allah,” he explained.
Supono continued, this is the main reason he wants to continue teaching although he doesn’t earn much. When he first taught in 2007, he only earns IDR 150,000 a month.
Apart from being a teacher for his students, Supono also provides special education for his eldest child who is deaf.
To support Supono's struggle in teaching, Global Zakat-ACT provided financial assistance, Monday (10/18/2021). Apart from Supono, eight honorary teachers from different schools in Klaten also received the same assistance.