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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, we are happy to welcome Naomi as an official part of the Heliconia Community! Together with Mili, she is responsible for the selection and supervision of students.

Within our foundation, board members in the Netherlands and our cooperation partners in the field have regular contact. In that way, we can keep our work methods up to date and improve them where necessary. Chairperson Carli Kooper and Naomi have already met each other in 2013, when Carli was doing her master's research in Jakarta. During those months they spend a few days getting to know each other. They are now looking forward to working together! Click on Naomi's profile to learn more about her.

Meet Naomi:
My name is Indah Sari, but most people call me Naomi. I met Mili in 2008 in our small church community. When Mili told me about the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation, I was glad to help. In the beginning I only helped Mili occasionally, but now that the foundation is growing, I take on more responsibilities and have become the official cooperation partner since 2018. I very much appreciate what the foundation does for my people in Indonesia. Most charities only provide scholarships for primary and secondary education, so I’m happy that the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation is there to help the youngsters from orphanages with their university education. I’m looking forward to see the foundation grow more in the future and also make it an official charity in Indonesia, so that we can find donors here as well. I’m proud to be part of it!


Carli is our chairperson and founder of the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation. She leads the meetings of the board in the Netherlands, ensures that the policy plan is carried out properly and oversees the whole. She is also the contact person for the 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!