My name is Nethania, I’m from Hati Suci Shelter. Now I study at Trisakti University, majoring in Accounting. I started studying in 2020 and I will finish my college in 2024. I’m very lucky to be chosen by the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation to receive a scholarship to continue my education at university, because I know very well study at university needs much money, so I will never waste this opportunity. I’m the second child of two siblings, I have one sister named Pingkan.We are from broken-home family, our parents divorced when we were at the primary school. After they got divorced, my sister and I stay with my mom in a rent house. We enjoyed the fun and sorrow together.
One day my grandmother and my father contacted my mom and suggested to entrust me and my sister to Hati Suci Shelter. They sent us to the shelter to reduce my mother’s burden and it’s good for our future.When I live in Hati Suci shelter since I was 7 years old and my sister was 10 years old. I was very sad because I couldn’t meet my mom everyday, and I had thought that maybe my parents don’t love us anymore. Day by day I became more mature, and now I know why they did this. Now I’m not sad anymore, I even feel that I’m so lucky living in the shelter.
I’m so grateful that I can study, I have proper food, the shelter also give us the facilitation to support our hobbies such as futsal, basketball, badminton, table tennis, playing music, and choirs. Because I like to sing, so I choosed choirs activity. We do performances for several shows, we had performed at Unilever’s office (a international company in Indonesia), and another event when we were invited by SCTV (the national TV station in Indonesia) to sing there.
In Hati Suci shelter I get a lot of life lesson, such as to be independent, caring, responsible, discipline, and always grateful. We also have responsibility to do house chores, such as sweeping the garden, sweeping the rooms, cleaning the bathrooms and toilets, and wash the clothes. All of this make us more independent. We are also taught to be disciplined, so must be on time for every activity, such as time to sleep, eat and take shower, etc. We are taught to eat anything which have been provided, this teaches us to always be grateful.
Because I’ve been chosen to be a part of the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation, I promise to give my best and I will not disappoint the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation. I will try to convince that I’m not the wrong choice. Thank you very much Heliconia for helping me to make my dream come true.
Nethania’s first progress report will follow when she has finished her first semester!