It started with a fun chit-chat and quickly became an inspiration. That inspiration was Renaldi. Yes, he was one of Rumah Belajar’s alumni in Duri Kepa, West Jakarta. He comes from an under-privileged family. His step-father is working as a Bajaj driver while his mother stays at home. But these financial conditions did not stop Renaldi to study at formal and informal schools.
Renaldi joined Rumah Belajar because of his mom’s wish for Renaldi to gain the highest education possible. His mom received an information from her friend that her child could go to school at a very low cost at this Rumah Belajar. In addition, once she graduated, she was able to open a new sewing business. That was the moment when Renaldi’s mom realized that she had to send Renaldi to Rumah Belajar YCAB. In order to fulfill his mom’s dream, Renaldi decided to join Rumah Belajar in Duri Kepa. Even though the distance between his home in Serpong and Duri Kepa was quite far, it did not stop Renaldi.
Renaldi joined Rumah Belajar for 3 years. “Now, I am not afraid to face new challenges, especially in the working environment, because I got many lessons from Rumah Belajar. It became my capital to develop and face a bigger world,” stated Renaldi.
Rei, as Renaldi likes to be called, has a dream to become a scientist who is an expert in the field of information technology and computers. “I am very inspired by Bill Gates. I admire his achievement in creating Microsoft. This is what motivates me to continue to learn and achieve my dream,” said Rei with passion. Rei finished his exams with a qualification of kejar paket C or equal to high school diploma. Rei has greatly benefited from his participation and hard work at Rumah Belajar.
Daily, Rei was known as a quite boy. But he felt the warmth and excitement from the other students and teachers at Rumah Belajar. Rei was not only interested in science, but other supporting facilities such as the computer and language labs. In addition to a formal education, Rei also wanted to further increase his skills by following one of Rumah Belajar’s vocational programs. It was through these vocational courses that Rei found he could master the science of information technology which is the subject closest to his heart.
He said that he was grateful to be part of the Rumah Belajar, it has changed his life and has taken away the obstacle of not being able to get an education in a private school, to be more optimistic and see that there is always a chance if we are determined to go forward. “I am proud to be a graduate of Rumah Belajar. I will never forget the lessons and memories there. And I still want to continue to learn and work hard. Thanks Rumah Belajar,”closed Rei who, incidentally, gained the highest score among his friends.