Name: Fanny Febryane Rahardjo
Graduation year: 2002
What was the best thing about Sekolah Ciputra?
Sekolah Ciputra provides the best facilities and a very supportive learning environment inside and outside of the school. Each project and activity that were held by Sekolah Ciputra always gave me an adventageous learning journey experience in various areas that we not only to learned from school books, but also learned from our surroundings and real life experiences. We also always had the opportunity to express our thoughts, ideas and opinions in a wide variety areas of learning.
Teachers and friends in Sekolah Ciputra also taught me to build marvelous and long lasting relationships that made it feel like home.
Tell us something memorable from your time at Sekolah Ciputra!
Each of our out-of-class activities were a memorable learning journey for me, such as the student orientation out of town, we hosted high school students from Australia to experience “Bromo” and particularly when I went to Science Summer School in Melbourne together with some teachers and friends. This gave me a great learning experience, specifically in science, but we also met many students from other countries and shared our cultures and identities.
Would you recommend Sekolah Ciputra to others?
If yes, what would you say about it?
Sekolah Ciputra gave me a supportive learning environment, providing the best facilities to support our needs of learning inside and outside the school, supportive, experienced yet friendly teachers (most of the teachers during my study period still teach at Sekolah Ciputra!). We were also encouraged express our own thoughts, ideas and opinions.
All of these things gave me wonderful experiences, not only for learning but also for living, during and after my school years.
Where did you go to university?
The University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia
What did you study?
Medical Science majoring in anatomy and pathology
What did you expect to do after graduating?
Of course I expected to do the job in that particular area
Are you still doing that now?
No, I stopped working after I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 and now I am a cancer survivor.
What kind of work do you do?
Mostly, I am a housewife now. Since surviving and recovering from breast cancer, I use most of my time doing housework, including cooking, as this is one of my interests, and I take care of my son. I am also actively involved in various charity activities, such as the Charity Foundation in Surabaya that is focused on helping children to have proper education by providing scholarships for them. Helping disadvantaged or poor schools by giving hands-on support in the villages in poverty, doing charity for orphanages, widows and people who need recovery from sickness, accidents and natural disasters.
Besides, I also share my personal experience of surviving from breast cancer in order to give strength and hope for the family, friends, relatives and anyone with cancer. I have become more and more concerned and do these things by helping others in need in my spare time.
In what way has the school contributed to your job right now?
Overall, Sekolah Ciputra gave me a great learning experience, not only in my working life beforehand, but also with socialising, caring, and to be aware of my surroundings and other people. These experiences always gave me strength and courage to survive in any conditions in life.
What advice would you give to a graduating student?
Be brave and be competitive in a good ways.
Believe that, what you think, you become.
What you imagine, you create.
You will become what you believe to be.
So, always have positive thoughts that will lead you to positive outcomes for your future.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
Reading books, watching movies and doing sports.