Let's meet the selected Makadaya Fellows 2021!
After going through a lengthy selection process, Makadaya proudly introduces 10 changemakers from various parts of Indonesia, to make impact together from Makadaya Centre in Sanur, Bali.
ABRAR ASHARI SIREGAR
Padanglawas, Sumatera Utara
Born and raised in the city, Abrar grew up loving everything related to technology. But after moving to a more rural area during high school, he fell in love with farming and decided to drop out of an engineering program to enroll in a polytechnic school for agriculture. Abrar hopes to use agriculture as a pathway to helping people in his community and beyond.
Lombok, Nusa Tenggara Barat
Ami cares deeply about social community welfare, especially women's empowerment.
She has already founded a social enterprise focused on women called Inner Beaute, and hopes to develop herself further professionally and learn to lead her business more effectively during the fellowship.
Lamongan, Jawa Timur
From an early age Endang's parents impressed upon her the importance of volunteering to help others. From junior high school until college, Endang decided to live apart from her family to pursue a better education, knowing that she wanted to continue to learn how best to help others.
She looks forward to developing a social business during the fellowship that can positively impact many people in her community.
Pasuruan, Jawa Timur
Spending almost half of her life living far away from her parents, Ganis has been shaped by her life's challenges. Her experiences have motivated her to pursue ways that she can assist others in need.
Through the Makadaya Fellowship, she hopes to contribute to a more prosperous Indonesia, starting with one community and growing from there. Melalui Makadaya Fellowship, ia ingin terus tumbuh dan berkembang menuju Indonesia yang lebih sejahtera.
I KOMANG SUKARMA
Komang was born in a remote village in east Bali. Despite having to drop out of high school due to financial struggles, Komang went on to graduate from Udayana University. In 2018, he founded Cilota Bali, a social enterprise which offers jobs to local villagers to create handicrafts from sustainable materials.
Komang hopes to enrich his entrepreneurship and leadership skills during the Makadaya Fellowship.
Makassar, Sulawesi Selatan
Akmal is the current leader of Kejar Mimpi Makassar, a community that focuses on environmental, educational, philanthropic, and social-economical issues.
During the fellowship, Akmal would like to continue developing Rappo, a social business that he started during the COVID-19 pandemic focused on recycling in his community.
PANDE MADE BENI ARIADI
Beni has dedicated almost half of his life to helping those who have physical disabilities in Bali.
Through the Makadaya Fellowship, Beni hopes to get the experience, knowledge, and mentorship necessary to develop his social business and allow him to broaden the assistance he is able to offer to people with physical disabilities in Bali.
Jember, Jawa Timur
Ina was actively involved in a research project on public policy related to climate change in Jember from 2018 to 2020. She is also involved in Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia (KPI) Jember, an organization that supports vulnerable women.
Ina hopes to develop creative ideas, enrich her knowledge, and collaborate with other fellows during the Makadaya Fellowship.
Medan, Sumatera Utara
Sandi comes from Medan but spends most of his time outside Medan after graduating high school to pursue his passions. He is interested in issues related to social welfare, especially in marginalized groups. Sandi believes every person deserves a second chance.
He is very excited to join the Makadaya Fellowship to develop his ideas for a social enterprise that will positively impact marginalized groups, especially people previously incarcerated that are struggling to find work.
Tana Toraja, Sulawesi Selatan
Coming from a large family, Serin has always been creative, resourceful, collaborative, and tuned into the needs of others. She is an artist that loves to upcycle fashion, travel as well as garden.
She feels driven to address social and financial inequality in Indonesia and hopes to use the Makadaya Fellowship as an opportunity to build a network and improve her leadership, personal, and management skills.