Dreaming, trying hard, working well, staying curious, keep learning, and always enthusiastic are the foundations of Buchori’s life. The result?
In 2013, with enthusiasm, Muslim Buchori joined Rumah Belajar Samsung, in Cikarang, Bekasi. Previously, Buchori was one of dozens of English and Computer course participants in Rumah Belajar Cikarang established by YCAB Foundation. The establishment of Rumah Belajar Samsung made him very happy. The reason being, he had long been interested in the field of electronics. In Rumah Belajar, he could learn more about electronics that he couldn’t learn from any other schools. Equipped with the expertise gained from Rumah Belajar, Buchori can now work as a repair staff at PT Samsung Electronics Indonesia (PT SEI).
From the electronics course in Rumah Belajar Samsung, Buchori gained the expertise to repair electronics, such as televisions, fans, and computers. “My brothers are all working in the automotive field, but I wanted to have different skills,” said the fifth child of seven brothers.
He had already started earning money for himself, as well as to help his parents ever since he was studying at Rumah Belajar. Therefore, Buchori could not stop giving thanks for the skills and expertise that he gained from Rumah Belajar that had brought him to his current job.
In the past, Buchori suffered because it was difficult to pay his tuition on time, a problem that he kept experiencing since he was in primary school. Consequently, when he graduated Azzhahiriyah Islamic High School in Cikarang, his diploma was retained because his parents had not been able to pay for his school. Thanks to his skill in repairing mobile phones that he learned in Rumah Belajar, Buchori started fixing his friends’ mobile phones.
Although he did not set specific rates, the money he earned was enough to redeem his high school diploma. Of course, that difficulty is now only a part of the past. Since he has been working at PT SEI in 2015, Buchori has earned a fixed income. He can help his parents Boin (57 years old) and Cinah (52 years old). He’s also able to buy a motorcycle with installments. Buchori is still a contract employee until December 2016. “If my performance is good, I will get a chance to become a permanent employee,” he said optimistically.
“I know that there are many people out there who are better than me. So I must give it my best shot! My principle is to never be embarrassed to ask when faced with any difficulties or when you want to know more about anything,” said the man who was born in Bekasi on November 10, 1995.
To see the happiness radiating from his mother’s face upon receiving his gifts keeps him encouraged. This friendly man has a dream, to realize the wishes of his parents who want to renovate their home.
After graduation, Buchori quite often visited Rumah Belajar to meet with teachers there or just to play futsal with other students. In fact, Buchori was invited to share his experiences with the students in Rumah Belajar several times. “Every time I got a chance to share my story, I told them to make Rumah Belajar their second home,” Buchori said. “Also, I emphasize that Rumah Belajar is a place of learning, where we can encourage one another, and perform various activities,” he added.
Buchori shared with his friends who had not got a job yet, as well as those who couldn’t go on to college about the benefits that he had experienced after taking courses in Rumah Belajar. Someone who also succeeded thanks to Rumah Belajar was Buchori’s younger brother, Gunawan. Both graduated from Rumah Belajar Samsung, Gunawan now works at PT Samsung Electronics Indonesia in the service center department in Purwakarta. Buchori managed to prove to everyone that learning in Rumah Belajar can give added value to yourself so you can be useful to others. “So, never hesitate to study in Rumah Belajar,” Buchori said.
The important thing is to never be shy to ask in every difficulty or if you want to know about anything.