Hi, my name is Vivana, I lived in Dorkas Shelter since I was in the fourth grade of Elementary School until now. I started studying at university in 2016, majoring in Accounting. My hobbies are reading novels and listening to music. I think my talent is that when people are around me, I can make them laugh. When I got the Heliconia Scholarship, I felt nervous and awkward, when Mili and Naomi came to my shelter and choose me. I was very doubtful and unsure. At that time, I was considering to start working, so I could make money and take care of my father. He had lung cancer. But Mili and Naomi gave me two weeks to give confirmation, then finally I answered yes. When I graduate from university, I want to work. I want to make my family proud of me, and that people will not isolate my family anymore. I feel grateful to get the Heliconia Scholarship. After graduating, I want to be a teacher, because teachers can help children to become intelligent, achieving and able to build the nation. I want to make Indonesia better. I hope the foundation can continue to help other children like me. I am here because of Heliconia.
Message from Vana, 2020
After I finished the internship program as a teacher for high school at SMAN 61 Jakarta, my friends and I returned to campus and continued the “Internship 1” (Group Dynamics) course to complete the internship report. We went to campus every Tuesday and Thursday.
After the internship report was completed, I started doing my thesis. I started my thesis by making a proposal thesis which will be presented in the seminar. I use quantitative correlation methodology for my research. I have two variables which will be analyzed, they are about the correlation between ‘self-confidence’ and ‘make up’ for high school students. I’m interested to analyzing about it because when I did an internship at SMAN 61 Jakarta, there were many students who used makeup excessively at school. The school’s rule might not allow students to use make up, but most of them used eyebrow pencil and liptint.
When doing this research, I’m interested by the choices of the research method that I can use which were recommended by the Lecturer, those methods are experiment and quantitative correlation. I can use both methods for my research. I do quantitative research because I’m interested with numbers and calculation. By doing quantitative research, I can calculate the percentage reliably and also can show the results of this research to some parents of the students at SMAN 61 Jakarta. My thesis title is ‘The effect of using make up for students’ self-confidence (11th graders IPS 1 class) at SMAN 61 Jakarta’.
Message from Vana, 2019
In November 2018, my faculty held a Sport program with various competitions for all students. This year, I only became a supporter to support my friends who joined the competition. It was great! My study program won the 3rd place for Mixed Volley Race.
My friend and I welcomed the new students of 2018, we held a worship service to build good relationship between seniors and juniors in my study program. My university also held a celebration which was attended by students and alumni, and our special guest the President of Indonesia, Ir. Joko Widodo. I was incredibly happy and proud because I met the president.
I taught at Golden Kids UKI (a laboratory to teach children with special needs) every Tuesday for 2 months. We held an event called Bible Camps from April 15th – 16th 2019 to make memories and to build solidarity. I also had an internship as a Guidance and Counseling Teacher at SMAN 61 Jakarta from July 15th until October 23rd 2019. The teachers at SMAN 61 JAKARTA were very friendly and they shared knowledge about the education development and shared stories about the stages that must be passed to become civil servants and professional teachers.
After 3 months internship, my friends and I who had the internship at SMAN 61 JAKARTA held a farewell with the teachers and gave them gifts of remembrance as a sign of their gratitude that guided us all during teaching practices. The farewell event was attended by the teachers and also the supervisor.
Message from Vana, 2018
In middle test for Education Of Special Needs Children course, my classmates and I needed to observe an orphanage and made a report. In Mental Health course, my classmates and I went to a school to interview and gave education about mental health to some junior and high school students.
My shelter is a part of Yayasan Sosial Karya Kasih (YSKK). We celebrated YSKK birthday by being part in the bazaar at the Church hall to sell snacks. All the foods were sold out. The profit from the sale was donated for our shelter to celebrate Easter.
In April, my shelter friends and I celebrated Easter at Wilibat Cibubur park. We were very happy because there was an American who had visited us 4 years ago, and this year he visited us again, he is like a father for all of us. The Easter celebration was so fun.
May 6th is my birthday, I’m now 21 years old. I celebrated my birthday with some of my close friends (Jefri, Novel, and Frans). My friends surprised me with a box of banana nuggets and small candles.
This year I had Mental Health course, my friends and I were divided into groups. We discussed about the meanings and the history of mental health. After discussing, we made a paper and video. We had to present the video in a seminar to educate people about good mental health, and how to deal with the pressures of life and learn to keep our mental health well. This is the link to my video: https://youtu.be/N1gzSF676jk
Thank you for supporting me! Vana
Message from Vana, 2017
Toward the end of the year 2016, I had many things to prepare like Christmas celebration at Dorkas shelter (the shelter I live), Christmas celebration at campus, and final exam preparation. I was nervous, because I had to practice and study hard.
Thank you for your letter of December 19th, I was very happy to receive that. I was grateful for celebrating Christmas with my brother and sister (my father and my little brother had passed away). During my holiday, I went home and did some chores like cleaned the house, cooked for breakfast and helped my mom at her salon as a hairdresser. On Christmas Eve, my family and I prayed together in my grandfather’s house and we had dinner together. I was happy and also struggling at the same time to study my best for my family. My family and I also went to a park at the mall. We enjoyed the night and celebrated new year with full spirit, and precisely at 00.00 we heard the trumpet and saw fireworks. It was really beautiful. The final exam of the semester was held in the first week of the new year. It was very annoying because I had to study during holiday.
In Dorkas shelter, we held an entrepreneurship activity. In that event, I was taught about sea sharks and shark pool, and learn how to make cakes. My friends and I also practiced to sell it in Kwitang and our sales were sold out. I was also happy because Japanese Prime Minister’s wife, Mrs. Akie Abe visited our shelter. The visit was very short indeed, but enough to make me and my friends were impressed.
Yours sincerely, Vana
Message from Vana, 2016
On my first day going to college, I really loved it. Before we start our class, I must joined New Students Orientation Ceremony for a week. I wore a white shirt, black pants, and tie. I was excited to start college.
My lecturers are very firm while teaching us, but they are also friendly outside the classroom. In this 1st semester I have 9 courses; introduction to psychology, fundamentals of guidance and counseling, philosophy of Christian education, the basics of education, the teaching profession, learning strategies, Pancasila (5 values of Indonesia), Christian ethics, and communication. In every class, my group and I have to make a presentation. We also have to make paper and summary for each chapter.
Although I feel tired because of so many assignments, but I will always think about how blessed I am that I can study at university for free while some people can not. I must make my parents and people around me especially Heliconia Scholarship Foundation proud of me. That is my motivation to study harder and make my future better.