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 the ceremony. For both Mili and Carli, it was very special to experience this moment together, after so many years of growing together in both friendship and work. Carli and Mili met when they had both just graduated from high school (see Founding Story). To now celebrate marriage together, a whole new life phase, touched both their hearts and affirmed their long-lasting dedication to each other. Carli met all the current students at the wedding and also spend time with graduates Susanah and Veronica. It was lovely seeing each other again and we are all looking forward to the next meeting!

Picture above: Mili's sister, Carli, Mili, her husband and graduate Veronica, who was Mili's bridesmaid.


Carli is our operational manager and founder of the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation. She is responsible for the daily management of our charity, upkeeps our administration and oversees the whole. She is also the contact person for our cooperation partners Naomi and Mili and students in Indonesia. In addition, she created the website and writes news updates. Learn more about her by clicking on her profile in Our Team!