ACTNews, BANGGAI REGENCY – Fitri (35) continues running the school that her late husband established in 2014. He was a prominent Islamic figure in Batui District of Banggai Regency. The Al-Wahdah Islamic Integrated Elementary School is located in Uso Village, Batui District.
"My late husband started this school in 2014. We began only with 12 students," said Fitri when met by the Global Zakat-ACT Luwuk Team on Thursday (1/13/2022).
Though she was busy taking care of the school which currently has 147 students, she also focuses on taking care of the children. Every day, she brings her youngest child to work to make sure that her own child gets proper care and education.
“To me, teaching has become a part of my life that is impossible for me to stop, especially if you see the students being enthusiastic in learning and memorizing the Qur'an," said Fitri.
Global Zakat-ACT Luwuk visited Fitri's place to give her food packages through the Friends of Indonesian Teachers program. Fitri was very grateful and hoped that this program can expand its benefits to reach more honorary teachers.