Click for Your Ticket to Heaven
Jun 06, 2011
My dream is to be a Medical Doctor (MD), because I want to help everybody in needs. I know, for becoming a MD, I have to have high education. For me, it is something impossible to reach, because after graduating from High School, I can’t continue to university due to lack of fund.
When Merapi volcano was erupted, my mother could not sell food on her “warung” (small shop). The very thick volcanic ash covered everything on Merapi Volcano area. The rain of ash forced my mother to stay at home and did not working. While my father have not worked for a long time because he is sick. Every time he tried to work, he become more sick. Therefore, my mother become the man of our family to fulfill the needs of my father, me and my little sibling. I idolize and love my mother so much.
I am starting to feel desperate. I would like to reach my dream and I have to try everything possible. I have to study hard so I can achieve great grades and make my parents proud. After I graduate from High School, I will look for a job and save money to fund my university degree.
I also want to buy a house for my parents, because until now my family has not had house of our own. We stay in a house which is belonging to a relative. No matter how, I will try to pursue my dream.
I hope I can be a MD, Amen!
Above passages was written tidily by the hand of 14 years-old Apriliani Alwanda on the application form of “Peduli Merapi” HoshiZora. The 9th grade student of SMP N 1 Pakem, Sleman, Yogyakarta has average grade of 81.3. Unfortunately she has not get “Kakak Bintang” (Sponsor Sibling), just like other 11 Adik Bintang.
We could not stress more to move your heart. Are you interested to join as Kakak Bintang and help them to pursue their dream? Click for your ticket to heaven here.
Apriliani Alwanda has gotten “Kakak Bintang” who help her attaining proper education. In 2011-2014, she studies at SMK N 2 Depok (Vocational High School). We all hope Apriliani can reach her amazing dreams.
(This story was translated from Bahasa to English by Isye Hayatina who is a Sponsor Sibling living in Jakarta. Kak Isye is a Process Engineer who loves travelling and education. She believes that education is the only way to make Indonesia a better place to live.)