With much happiness and pride on Saturday, June 29th Titian Foundation released 72 students from Generation 9 of its Scholarship Programme. The celebration took place at the SMKN 1 ROTA vocational school in Bayat, between 9 am and 1 pm.
The send-off is an annual event celebrating students’ achievements in graduating high school as beneficiaries of Titian Foundation Scholarship Programme.
The audience was fired up when Prof. Dr. Ningrum Natasya Sirait, SH., M.Li, took the stage. Ibu Ningrum reminded students that when a feeling of inadequacy crosses our minds, we have to exert extra effort and have faith that we can achieve whatever we hope to achieve and do not succumb to negative feelings.
The cutting off the top of a nasi tumpeng (cone-shaped yellow rice) as the celebratory symbol was carried out by Titian’s Chairperson, Ibu Roosniati Salihin. CEO and Founder, Ibu Lily Kasoem, then handed a portion of nasi tumpeng to Yusinta, as representative of Generation 9, a symbol of congratulations and in order to wish the beneficiaries well on the next part of their journey.
Representing Generation 9, Wahyu Guntur, student of SMAN 2 Klaten, and May Kristina, student of SMAN 1 Cawas, expressed their gratitude for the opportunity to be the recipients of the Titian Scholarship which includes receiving three years mentorship. Mentoring builds greater confidence, broader insights, and skills to face difficult challenges and conditions. Before their closing remarks, they urged their fellow Titianers (Titian Scholarship recipients) to keep their spirits high in achieving their dreams, both for those who will pursue higher education and those who opt for taking a plunge into the world of work after they graduate. Either way, the Titian chant still echoes in their hearts “Titianers, keep the spirit of achieving your dreams.” (FD)