Supporting Honorary Teachers’ Noble Service Through Financial Assistance

Tuti, an honorary teacher in Tasikmalaya, has served for decades as an honorary teacher. Due to her meager income, she sells snacks to make extra money.

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Tuti is eager to disseminate knowledge to the students. She has served as an honorary teacher for decades. (ACTNews/Ahmad Kamil Hilmi)

ACTNews, TASIKMALAYA CITY – The school was vibrant with activities as students have begun returning to the school. When the Global Zakat – ACT team of Tasikmalaya visited the Paozan Elementary School in Parakannyasag Village, Indihiang District, Tasikmalaya City, the learning activities in classrooms resumed although they still strictly implement health protocols.

Tuti was one of the teachers. Her face was shining with enthusiasm as she taught her students. For decades, she has served as an honorary teacher.

She admitted that her income as an honorary teacher is not enough to make ends meet. This is why she also sells snacks to make more money.

To Tuti, serving as a teacher is a noble task. She hopes that honorary teachers in Indonesia.

In order to support the struggle of honorary teachers, Global Zakat-ACT Tasikmalaya continues its efforts to distribute financial aid to honorary teachers in Tasikmalaya and its surroundings. For the first phase, financial aid was handed over to ten honorary teachers in May.

She couldn’t hide her gratefulness for what she and her fellow honorary teachers received. “Alhamdulillah. We hope that what we have received from you, generous donors, can bring multiple rewards to you,” said Tuti emotionally, Thursday (5/19/2022).


Global Zakat-ACT supports Tuti through the Friends of Indonesian Teachers program. (ACTNews/Ahmad Kamil Hilmi)

This program was part of the Friends of Indonesian Teachers program launched by Global Zakat – ACT. “Alhamdulillah, we have continued the program and sent the assistance donated by the generous donors. For the first phase, this month, there will be twenty beneficiaries that will receive the assistance. Ten teachers from Tasikmalaya City have received the assistance. The rest will be given to teachers in the area of Pangandaran,” said Fauzi Rizki Pratama from the Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) Tasikmalaya team. []