Nurul, a graduate student from Rumah Belajar PSBR Indralaya, South Sumatera, is now self-sustained! But there is a more interesting story to tell from small salon that she built. Let’s refer to the story!
Nurul Khoyani must bury her dream of continuing her education at a university in Yogyakarta due to economic constraints. Unhappy with her condition, Nurul decided to take a vocational class salon at Rumah Belajar Panti Sosial Bina Remaja (PBSR) Indralaya in 2013.
In RB Indralaya, Nurul learned some salon techniques, including smoothing, curling, haircutting, cream baths, faciasl, and make up. Additionally, Nurul learnt a lot about ethics, which she holds firm until today. Nurul’s aim is, she wanted to open her own business in order not to be a burden to her parents.
But to achieve her goal was not easy. Nurul needed financial capital to start her own business! After graduation, utilizing her salon techniques and new found skills, Nurul worked in a salon owned by others. Every month, Nurul saved money to buy salon equipment. She also wanted to open her own salon.
“After 6 months working, I opened my own salon. I am happy to be growing my businesses, for that I employ graduated student of Rumah Belajar Indralaya to help me in the salon. My goal just wanted to make her smarter, and certainly help her economy,” said Nurul in her salon measuring just 10×3 m2.
Nurul has a motto in life, “live only once, so don’t ever be afraid to dream.”
“Therefore, for others who are in school now, you just have to keep the spirit. Whatever happens now, whatever distress, whatever is facing you, you should continue to study hard and diligently. If you have a problem or do not understand, do not be afraid to ask, and often repeat the lessons as well as a lot of practice. Convince yourself, that you certainly CAN! “added Nurul.