An Adik Bintang is a child being supported by his or her Kakak Bintang through hoshiZora’s Foster Siblings Program. They are students that have demonstrated high levels of academic and non-academic achievement, but are facing financial challenges.
hoshiZora’s Adik Bintangs are from all educational levels: Elementary School, Junior High School, and Senior High School. hoshiZora’s Adik Bintang spread across 5 municipalities, Yogyakarta-Bantul-Kulonprogo-Gunungkidul-Sleman, in Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta Province, Magelang, Klaten, Riau, Sumatera Selatan, Lampung, Kalimantan Timur, Banten, Jawa Tengah, Sulawesi Barat, and Papua Barat supported by Kakak Bintangs through hoshiZora.
We look for Adik Bintangs with high levels of academic achievement, and aspirational goals and dreams, as well as positive and active attitudes towards learning. We believe that the increase of the quality of our Adik Bintangs is partially a result of our newly introduced recruitment system.
We are implementing stricter standards for selecting our scholarship recipients in terms of academics, talents, and social activities, as well as examining their motivation and attitudes. We are also reviewing and introducing an improved system of monitoring and donation distribution. We are using a standardized format for our monitoring reports, and are more efficient in scheduling. We are cooperating closely with schools in the distribution of donations and this has produced more accurate and timely distribution of donations.