My name is Lenny. I currently study at Tarumanagara University, majoring in Law. I started studying in 2020. I was so happy when I was chosen to receive the Heliconia Scholarship because I don’t need to worry about the study costs. I have the motivation to reach my goals, I will study hard in any situation and I will never give up to reach the goals because failure is our experience to get better than before. And from that I have commitments, I will study hard until I graduate with Bachelor’s Degree.
I grew up in the Hati Suci shelter because my parents couldn’t take care of me. My family is not a harmonious family because my parents got divorced since I was 4 years old and I don’t have any siblings. My mother worked as a tailor and received many offers to sew many clothes, she also could do the haircut. I lived in the shelter when I was 7 years old until 10 years old, then my mom took me out from the shelter and we lived together for several years. But when I was 14 years old, she had trouble with her finances and took me to the shelter again until now. One year and two months after my mom sent me to the shelter, she never visited me again, I was so confused.
Then at that time, my caregiver accompanied me to find my mom at my old rent house, but we didn’t find her. So we tried to find her at another place and asked the neighbors, but they also didn’t know about my mom. I don’t know why my mom left me, but I pray every day for her, may God always give the best for her. What I know, my mom put me in the shelter to give me a better life and education. I believe in my heart that my mom didn’t leave me, she only wanted to take time, I’m sure I’ll meet her someday.
My hobby is reading a book, so I have a good motivation to study well for the law course. Thanks for supporting me!
Message from Lenny, January 2021
After 6 months I study at Tarumanagara University. I had so many experiences, I learned many lessons about law course. Even though I still study online during Covid 19 pandemic, but I’m so happy too because I got good scores for the 1st semester. I had one lesson that was hard for me in managing my study time because I need to study two times for this lesson, in the morning and also at night at 7:00 p.m., but now I’m so happy because my effort is not in vain.
During the lesson, I like my classmates because they are so kind. We always study together every night using the Microsoft Team to improve our homework from the lecturers. If there is any of us who doesn’t understand the homework, we used to help each other together. We are very good friends.
In the shelter, I had a fun holiday because we did sports every weekend together with other children. We played football, badminton, basketball, and any other sports. Besides that, I also played online games with my campus friends, we played mobile legends and unknown’s battlegrounds. We were so happy.
Message from Lenny, 2020
First I want to say thank you and gratitude to God and to the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation for giving me a chance to get higher education in Indonesia. I have promised myself that I will not disappoint people who care for me.
During my first week at college, we got an explanation about the introduction from the Law faculty, the major that I joined. I was very happy because I got new friends in my group, some of them are from other faculties. We did many activities to do our tasks, but that was very fun because we could get to know each other, then we became friends on Instagram and had an online meeting on Zoom until night to finish our project together. In the Law faculty, I have three close friends, they are Zayyan, Assyifa, and Dian. We met each other at a campus contest event, from that moment we get so close and know each other.
When I started my first course, I was very happy because my lecturer is very funny and he explains his lesson clearly. I have four lectures, they are Mrs. Rugun, Mrs. Idah, Mr. Sugandhi, and Mrs. Vera. My favorite lecturer is Mr. Sugandhi because he always does icebreaking during class so we can relax while studying, it makes me very happy. He also never gets mad at us and always has a passion for teaching us.
In the Law major, I get so many projects. I usually do individual projects, and some other time we also do group projects. There was a contest in the Law faculty named Tarumanagara Internal Law Cup, my friends and I join this contest as a group. Even though we didn’t understand and confused about the project, but we enjoyed it by helping each other.