Muhamad Syafril

comes from Bangka Island. His father is a tin miner and his mother a homemaker. The eldest of four children he graduated in 2003 from UI School of Dentistry. In 2002 he was awarded the 2002 National Student ward for academic excellence

“Aside form the financial support, the scholarship training program provides a platform for sharing between students with a similar background…the program also provides role models…the sponsors, the trainers, they’re an inspiration. They just give and don’t want anything in return. My father said to me, “I can’t give you anything…” (meaning no money, no land) “…except an education.”  He was the one who urged me to go to Jakarta and to go as far as I could with my education. He didn’t want me to become a tin miner like him.”