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New students: Lenny, Nethania and Paska

New students: Lenny, Nethania and Paska

For the academic year 2020-2021, the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation selected three new students. Welcome Lenny, Nethania, and Paska! All grew up in Hati Suci shelter in Jakarta. Lenny is now enrolled in the Law major at Tarumanagara University, Nethania studies […]

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New name and website: welcome to the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation!

New name and website: welcome to the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation!

In 2019, the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation changed its name and got a new website! Founders Carli Kooper and Mili Chana started our charity in 2009 as Stichting Heliconia. Stichting means foundation in Dutch, and has to be part of a […]

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New students: Reza, Labi, Rizky, Clara and Gracia

New students: Reza, Labi, Rizky, Clara and Gracia

For the academic year 2019-2020, we have selected five new students for the Heliconia Scholarship. Welcome Clara, Gracia, Reza, Labi and Rizky! Clara grew up in Hati Suci shelter and is now studying Psychology at the Tarumanagara University in Jakarta. […]

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First Heliconia baby born: Ruby!

First Heliconia baby born: Ruby!

On 22 June 2019, our founder and cooperation partner Mili Chana gave birth to her first child: Ruby. Congratulations Mili! After getting married in 2017, she and her husband are very happy to welcome their beautiful daughter into the family. […]

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Expanding our Heliconia Community

Expanding our Heliconia Community

The Heliconia Scholarship Foundation wants to expand our Heliconia Community in the upcoming years. We have ‘dedicated community’ as one of our core values. Our community involves everyone who is part of the foundation: the board members in the Netherlands, […]

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Fundraising together in Indonesia

Fundraising together in Indonesia

In May 2017 and 2018, students, graduates and cooperation partners Mili Chana and Naomi Indah Sari came together to sell second-hand clothes at the annual bazaar at Hati Suci shelter, where some of our students grew up. Everyone had collected […]

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Graduates donating to Heliconia

Graduates donating to Heliconia

Since 2017, graduate Veronica donates a small amount to the foundation each month. A year later, graduate Sherly started donating too. Veronica graduated for Nutritional Science in 2016 and Sherly had her graduation ceremony for Psychology the year after. Both […]

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New cooperation partner in Indonesia: Naomi Indah Sari

New cooperation partner in Indonesia: Naomi Indah Sari

Naomi Indah Sari has become our second cooperation partner in Indonesia in February 2018. She was already involved with the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation for a few years by assisting Mili Chana in her work. Now that our foundation is growing, […]

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Mili and Carli reunited at Mili’s wedding in Jakarta

Mili and Carli reunited at Mili’s wedding in Jakarta

In November 2017, cooperation partner Mili Chana married her beloved Agus in Jakarta. Congratulations! Mili has been involved in the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation since its start in 2009. Co-founder and chairperson Carli Kooper travelled to Jakarta to be present at […]

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New students: Yemima and Drop Out II

New students: Yemima and Drop Out II

For the academic year 2017-2018, Yemima was selected for the Heliconia Scholarship and is now studying Pharmacy at Universitas Pancasila in Jakarta. Yemima is enjoying her studies and has fully immersed herself in student life. She was immediately elected ‘Deputy […]

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Susi graduated for D3 and continues in S1

Susi graduated for D3 and continues in S1

Susi just graduated for Public Accounting at D3 level (higher vocational education) and moved on to S1 level (university education). Congratulations Susi! She started studying at the Trisakti University in Jakarta in September 2014. To obtain her bachelor’s degree in […]

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Sherly and Veronica graduated!

Sherly and Veronica graduated!

Students Sherly and Veronica graduated in September 2016! We are very proud of them! Veronica graduated for Nutritional Science at the Public Health faculty of Universitas Indonesia. For her thesis, she researched the relationship between food consumption and health in […]

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New students: Sefta, Vana and Drop Out I

New students: Sefta, Vana and Drop Out I

Three new students have been selected for the Heliconia Scholarship in the academic year 2016-2017. Sefta was raised in Hati Suci shelter, where she graduated from high school with excellent grades. She is very motivated to go to university and […]

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Mili Chana visiting the Netherlands

Mili Chana visiting the Netherlands

Cooperation partner Mili Chana visited the Netherlands for the first time! In May 2016 we could finally invite her on this special journey. For Mili it was her first time to travel to Europe. She stayed with chairperson Carli Kooper […]

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Farewell Mr Koijmans

Farewell Mr Koijmans

On October 13, 2015, right after his 90th birthday, Mr Koijmans passed away. Chairperson Carli Kooper visited him just before his passing, to say farewell and sing songs for him, something he always enjoyed. Mr Koijmans passed away peacefully and […]

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New student: Susi

New student: Susi

In September 2014, Susi joined our Heliconia Community and is now studying Accountancy at the Trisakti University in Jakarta. Welcome Susi! Selection of new students is always done in consultation with cooperation partner Mili Chana, the board of the shelters […]

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Susanah graduated!

Susanah graduated!

Susanah graduated for the major Accountancy at the Satya Wacana Universitas in Salatiga, in March 2014! She was the first student to receive the Heliconia Scholarship and can be set as an example for all who follow. She completed her […]

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Master’s research in Jakarta

Master’s research in Jakarta

Chairperson Carli Kooper visited Jakarta from January to April 2013 for her master’s research for International Development Studies. She investigated the accessibility of tertiary education in Indonesia, by looking at already existing scholarship programs. In addition, she researched how students […]

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Included in Mr Koijmans will

Included in Mr Koijmans will

Mr Koijmans from The Hague has included the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation in his will! The foundation was approached by Mr Koijmans’ business representative in May of last year. Being born in Indonesia, Mr Koijmans has a special connection to the […]

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New students: Veronica and Sherly

New students: Veronica and Sherly

In September 2012, two new students were selected for the Heliconia Scholarship: Veronica and Sherly. Both grew up in the Hati Suci shelter in Jakarta, where they graduated from high school with excellent grades. They are very motivated to continue […]

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Pasar Malam fundraising in 2011 and 2012

Pasar Malam fundraising in 2011 and 2012

Pasar Malam means ‘evening market’ in Indonesian language. They are often held in the Netherlands, just like in Indonesia. The lively events attract many visitors that have a connection to Indonesia. The Heliconia Scholarship Foundation visited four Pasar Malams in […]

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Queen’s Day 2011 and 2012

Queen’s Day 2011 and 2012

Queen’s Day is the only day in the year that everyone in The Netherlands is allowed to sell their used items on the streets. Anna and her relatives from Alphen aan den Rijn took the opportunity to sell old products […]

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Donation from Loes Foundation

Donation from Loes Foundation

Loes Foundation has donated €500,- to the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation. Loes Foundation is a so-called ‘sleeping’ foundation: it has already achieved its goals, but there are still funds left. Board member Mr. Plantema supports the mission of the Heliconia Scholarship […]

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Pub quiz and meetings at student faculties

Pub quiz and meetings at student faculties

Pub quiz The Heliconia Scholarship Foundation (formerly known as Stichting Heliconia) was invited to the December dinner of the Amsterdam student art association Particolarte, on 11 December 2011. We organised a fun pub quiz with questions about art, film, music, […]

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Jakarta visit 2011: Salatiga and shelters

Jakarta visit 2011: Salatiga and shelters

Chairperson Carli Kooper visited cooperation partner Mili Chana in Jakarta in the summer of 2011. First, they went to see Susanah in Salatiga. Susanah is the first student to receive the Heliconia Scholarship (apart from Mili), and studies Accountancy at […]

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Article in magazine ‘Genoeg – Meer doen met minder’

Article in magazine ‘Genoeg – Meer doen met minder’

Magazine Genoeg – Meer doen met minder (Enough – Doing more with less), dedicated a section to the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation (formerly known as Stichting Heliconia) in its April / May issue. You can find us on page 56. Many […]

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University of Amsterdam features Heliconia Scholarship Foundation

University of Amsterdam features Heliconia Scholarship Foundation

Folia, the weekly magazine of the University of Amsterdam, published an article about Dutch students who are committed to non-profit organisations. Carli Kooper, our founder and chairperson was interviewed about the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation (formerly known as Stichting Heliconia). We […]

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Advertisement in United Academics

Advertisement in United Academics

United Academics is an online platform with the aim of making scientific knowledge more accessible. They have offered free advertising space for the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation (formerly known as Stichting Heliconia). Thank you! View the advertisement on page 23 in […]

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First Heliconia student: Susanah

First Heliconia student: Susanah

For the academic year 2010-2011 we have selected the first student to study with a Heliconia Scholarship (apart from cooperation partner Mili): Susanah! Susanah grew up in Dorkas shelter in Jakarta. She graduated from high school with excellent grades and […]

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Jakarta visit 2009: work methods and Binus University

Jakarta visit 2009: work methods and Binus University

Chairperson Carli Kooper visited our cooperation partner Mili Chana in Jakarta in the summer of 2009. After officially registering the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation in March, it was now the perfect time to meet each other again, discuss our work methods […]

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