Hi, my name is Mikhael Alexandro. I’m called Ale. I was born on August 30th, 2003. I am the second child of three siblings. I’m from Vincentius Putera shelter and I’ve been living in the shelter for six years. I started living in the shelter in grade seven. I come from a remote area near the border between Indonesia and Timor Leste, namely Atambua which is in the province of NTT. I am currently studying at Kalbis Institute majoring in Informatics Engineering.
I entered the Vincentius Putera shelter because when I was in the 6th grade I received an offer to continue my high school education in Jakarta from a Pastor named Lasarus Subagi OFM. Pastor Lasarus Subagi OFM was the head of the Vincetius Putera shelter. In Atambua, education and economy are still not good. With the approval of my parents, I accepted the offer to continue my education in Jakarta. I live and study at the Vincetius Putera shelter since 2016 until now. I’m very happy because so far I got many experiences and important lessons. I’m so grateful that I can now also continue my education at university.
I am very happy and grateful and thank the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation for choosing me, which has given me the confidence and opportunity to continue my studies at the Kalbis Institute. My commitment is that I will be responsible for the trust that has been given to me. I will study hard to get good grades and I will graduate on time. I’ll do my best so that I can help others with my knowledge and energy.
Mikhael’s first progress report will follow soon!