ACTNews, SIDENRENG RAPPANG - Rifian Efendi (35), an honorary teacher at SD Negeri 4 Mojong, Watang Sidenreng District, Sidrap Regency, South Sulawesi, has been teaching for 14 years. Besides teaching, he also works at a printing house to make ends meet.
It's no secret that the salary of honorary teachers is far from enough to fulfill their needs. As an honorary teacher, Rifai earns IDR 250,000 a month. From his income, he supports his sister who lives with him in a house made of woven bamboo and spare banners. Their parents have passed away.
"I continue to endeavor to find additional works. However, due to this pandemic, the printing business has also hampered, ”Rifai told the Global Zakat - ACT South Sulawesi team, Wednesday (6/10).
That day, Global Zakat - ACT South Sulawesi delivered financial assistance funded by the zakat funds managed by Global Zakat – ACT South Sulawesi through the Sahabat Guru Indonesia.
Suharni of Global Zakat – ACT South Sulawesi Program Department said that Rifian is among the honorary teachers who have come to Global Zakat – ACT South Sulawesi’s attention. Furthermore, she said that Global Zakat aimed to support more economically-underprivileged teachers in South Sulawesi.
"The financial assistance is out form of attention to the honorary teachers who struggle to educate the nation's children. Hopefully this can uplift the spirit of the honorary teachers that have dedicated themselves for this nation,” said Suharni.
Through the SGI Program, Global Zakat-ACT supports thousands of honorary teachers throughout Indonesia. Global Zakat - ACT South Sulawesi invites everyone to improve the welfare of teachers by paying their zakat through BNI Syariah account in the name of Global Zakat Foundation at 999 000 627.