Social Initiatives Help in Kicking Off the School Year in Raymah of Yemen
Abdullah Hafthallah, the Yemeni teacher is known to support a family of 12 people. For the past 24 years he has relied on the monthly salary that he earns while he works as the teacher in western Raymah governorate’s al-Salafiyah district. As a matter of fact, this was the only source of income. This was the case with many of his colleagues in Raymah.
However, the last time he was paid was in September 2016. There is only little hope that he is going to be paid anytime soon. He has dejectedly told Asharq Al-Awsat that the relief agencies will have to include the teachers in the effort of aid.
He has a doubt that the academic institutions which has been seized by the Houthi militias supported by Iran is going to take any initiative to find out a solution even if those are temporary which would grant the teachers some kind of respite. The teachers have dropped out of school and have chosen tow work in some other sectors.
The school year in Raymah has started in mid-September amidst the pledges from the local authorities that they had been working on finding out the solutions for providing a living for the teachers with the teaches with the hope that they are going to be encouraged to fulfill the teaching duties as needed. There is only little hope for solution.
Experts have stated that the school has kicked off as the teachers have shared humanitarian moral and national obligation towards the students who is not going to be deprived of their right to education. The failure of the Houthi-controlled authorities from seeking the desired solution, several social initiatives have been taken in different Raymah regions for easing out the salary crisis of the teachers.