Three Preachers' Struggle Educates Hundreds of Students at Al-Mannar TPQ

The teachers did not get any salary for two years during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Al-Mannar TPQ
At Al-Mannar Quran Learning Center, three teachers teach 150 students. (ACTNews)

ACTNews, BALIKPAPAN CITY – Since its establishment in 2007, Al-Mannar Quran Learning Center has expanded and now educates 150 students every day. However, there are only three teachers at the Quran Learning Center in Teritip Village, East Balikpapan District. They taught the students consistently for 12 years.

Teaching hundreds of children with only three people is burdensome and exhausting. On the other hand, these three preachers claim to be sincere and continue to fight for the sake of instilling religious knowledge in children. "During the Covid- 19 pandemic, we did not get any salary for two years. Yes, we work voluntarily," Monday (2/28/2022), one ustazah said.

Ustazah Sukriah is one of the Al-Mannar Quran Learning Center's teachers. After her husband passed away, she became the breadwinner for her family. Whatever the case may be, she is also responsible for the family's daily needs.

"The pay for becoming a Quran teacher is low, but I have to keep fighting to spread Islam's teachings," Ustazah Sukriah said.

The National Movement for Indonesian Preachers' Prosperity program provided financial assistance to all teachers at the Al-Mannar Quran Learning Center. Sukriah expressed gratitude on behalf of her colleagues for this program and expressed hope that Global Zakat-ACT will continue to spread goodness and benefits to the community. []