CHILDREN ACHIEVEMENT 2010
- Wulan won the third prize in a drawing competition that was organized by Faber Castle Company. She was also appointed by her school (SMP 4 Abiansemal) to represent the school for another drawing competition that will be held in the coming weeks. She was very happy with that achievement and keeps trying hard to improve her skill as she wants to continue her study at Art Vocational Senior High School after graduating from junior high school. The support she gets from her family greatly encourages her.
- After 4,5 years studying for her Indonesian teaching degree, Nari finally finished her bachelor degree with outstanding results. She will graduate in February 2011. She hopes that she can find a job in Denpasar and perhaps one day she could continue on to a master’s degree.
- Mufthi Akbal has graduated from his first year of tourism school in Surabaya and is looking for a job now. Since he still wants to continue on for his bachelor degree, he might join again with the KIDS program in the next two years.
Some of the children have terminated their association with the KIDS program:
- Luh Januarini had been sponsored by a private donor for her Bachelor’s Degree. KIDS offered to send her on for her MA, but she has had time management issues over the past two years, a mutual agreement was agreed upon that her scholarship will be transferred to cover the education cost of other KIDS’s children.
- Gusti Ayu. Her interests do not seem to lie in academia so she has decided to look for work instead. Her stipend will be transferred to other KIDS’ students.
- Agus was in the seventh semester of a tourism bachelor degree. However, as his mother moved to Australia, he decided to follow her and finish school there. Due to this, his scholarship is terminated and the leftover of his budget will be used to increase the budget of KIDS’s education scholarship.
- Hendy has been accepted into the Indonesian Army. Therefore, he decided to stop his study in Law as he is more interested in being an army officer. To be an army officer, he must participate in a six months training process. Due to the fact that all costs of this training will be covered by the Department of Defense, KIDS will no longer be responsible for supporting his school.
There are currently (as of January 2011) 48 children in our KIDS program.