My name is Reza. I’m from Vincentius Putra Shelter and I entered the institution in 2007 when I was in the first grade. In 2019, I started studying at Tarumanagara University in the Industrial Engineering major. My feelings when I got this Heliconia Scholarship: first of all I was very grateful to God for sending people from the foundation to support me. And secondly, I was very happy because I got appreciation for my high grades and good achievements when I was in vocational high school. Now I can continue my study to a higher level. My goal is to become an entrepreneur in the industrial sector, preferably in the oil sector. My commitment to Heliconia is that I will study hard and get good grades. After I graduate university, I will help the foundation by guiding younger students in their studies.
Message from Reza, 2020
In March 2020, Indonesia started experiencing Covid 19 pandemic. It impacts the teaching and learning activities. To avoid the Covid 19, our shelter (Vincentius Putra Shelter) sent children who still have family to study at home. The lecturer also suggested us to study online to reduce Covid 19. So during the pandemic, I took part in online teaching and learning activities. While studying online, lecturers provided material and assignments through Google classroom or did video calls through Google meet or Microsoft teams. During this online study, there were some problems, we experienced network problems that made my friends and I late to give away the assignments or materials. Because of this pandemic, teaching and learning activities become even faster. It makes us even busier because so many assignments we must do.
In April 2020, I had the middle exam. During this test I always experienced problems such as the internet credit ran out or there was any problem with my laptop. After taking the middle exam, two weeks later the results came out. Thank God my scores are much increased. I was very happy because I got good results after study hard.
After middle exam, I studied to prepare for the final exam because the final exam was accelerated, which used to be in May or June. I was excited for the final exam because I was sure I could get good grades this semester based on my middle exam scores. After taking the final exam for about 2 weeks, the results came out. And praise God, I am very happy because my grades have become even much better. After I got good grades, I no longer disappoint my shelter and Heliconia.
Message from Reza, 2020
After middle test in 1st semester, I did many assignments and I studied hard to get good grades for my 1st semester. My friends asked me to join a religious activity called Adhyatmaka. Adhyatmaka is a Catholic student organization for all students from various majors at university. I participated as a part in the committee in decoration division for Christmas Eve event. In the committee, I met friends who always cheered for each other, we laughed and had fun together. Before I did the decoration, my friends and I needed to find and collect the used bottles for 4 weeks. On December 23rd 2019, the day before Christmas Eve, we made a Christmas tree from the bottles that we had collected and we decorated it.
The next day, I went to campus to tidy up the room that we used to celebrate the Christmas Eve. Before the mass was started, we had a briefing with the committee and we did some preparation. During the mass, I was very happy because there were many people who attended the Christmas Eve celebration. The number of the guests who came was beyond our expectation.
At the end of 1st semester, I was very happy because I was able to attend Christmas mass with my campus friends. Thanks to all donors who always care and support my study. I will study my best. Thank you!
Message from Reza, 2020
My name is Reza. I’m a new student at Tarumanagara University. I was very happy because I have met some friends at campus, we became good friends and help each other to study. This early semester, I joined futsal (football) competition at university against other departments. I was very happy because my team and I became the 1st winner representing my department (Industrial Engineering) in futsal competition. Because of that moment, there are many friends in campus who started to know me, and I got more new friends.
During college life, I still live in Vincentius Putra shelter. People in the shelter always support me by giving encouragement for me in campus activities or any other activities. Some of my friends in the shelter help me in any lessons that I don’t understand. I will study my best for the Heliconia Scholarship Foundation, I will try to achieve better grades.