Kristina was raised in Singaraja, North Bali, and graduated from Seririt 1 Vocational High School. She is the eldest child of four. Her father works as a ticketing officer in a traditional market, while her mother is a freelance traditional therapist. Like her other peers, Kristina actually desired to continue her education, but her parents asked her to work to help meeting the family’s needs. Kristina, however, realized that she does not have enough skills to get a good job, which is why she joined Bali WISE with the hope of receiving the necessary training she needs for a promising future.
Fanny is a 17-year-old girl from Singaraja, Noth Bali, and is the eldest of four siblings. Her first and second younger sisters are still in elementary school, while her youngest sister is still a baby. Her parents work as food and snack sellers in a small shop in front of their house. Her family’s monthly income is around IDR 1,500,000 (approx. USD 110) which is not sufficient to meet the family’s needs. Like her other friends, Fanny also wanted to continue her education in university. However, she realized that her family’s financial condition would not allow to afford it. Despite this circumstances, Fanny never gave up and decided to join Bali WISE with the hope of getting a good job as soon as possible to help her parents.
Nonik is the eldest child of three; her first sister is still in elementary school and her youngest one is only five years old. Her father works as a grape farmer, while her mother is a ‘canang’ maker (traditional religious offerings). All together, her family makes only around IDR 500,000 per month (approx. USD 36). After she graduated from senior high school, she wanted to attend university, but with a meager income that barely covers their daily needs, her parents had no chance to afford this further education. This led to her decision to join Bali WISE. She aims to gain more skills to get a better job and help her parents to support the education of her sisters.
Yuri is the third child of five. She graduated from Negara 4 Vocational High School, where her focus was on pharmacy. Her parents run a small business, selling Jingo rice (small portion of Balinese rice wrapped in banana leaves) with a monthly income of around IDR 800,000 (approx. USD 58). Yuri planned to continue her education, but realized that her family’s financial condition will not allow it to support her as she still has a young brother and a sister who also need education. So, joining Bali WISE was the perfect chance for her to receive further education and training and to gain more skills that she can use to find a good job. Yuri’s dream is to help her parents to support the education of her younger brother and sister.
Ita is from Karangasem, East Bali, and has one little sister who is still in junior high school. She is actively engaged in sports activity as a table tennis athlete. Her father works as a farmer with around IDR 600,000 monthly income (approx. USD 44), while her mother is a laborer. Ita’s dream is to become a Food & Beverage Service Manager in a five-star hotel. When she heard about Bali WISE, she immediately applied to become a student as she wants to gain more knowledge and skills to reach that goal. With her strong motivation, she strives to improve her family’s condition and help her parents to support the education of her younger sister.