A message from Surya, first winner of the EFFA Talent Sponsorship Progam
The EFFA Foundation sponsors talented children to provide them with the opportunity to exploit their potential to the fullest. The first winner of the EFFA Talent Sponsorship Program is Surya from Seeds of Hope Children’s Home in Indonesia. Surya studies for a Food & Beverage degree at the Udayana University in Bali, Indonesia. He is making a lot of progress and now, in his second year he is doing an internship at a well-known hotel in Seminyak to gain more practical experience. EFFA has contact with Surya on a regular basis to keep up to date about his study progress and to help him when needed. Recently we received this email from Surya where he tells us more about his academic adventure:
‘EFFA is already supporting me for my study for over a year and I am really happy and grateful for everything. I am now in my 3rd semester and I have been working very hard to get good grades for my study. During my first and second semester I received good marks. While I am doing my University there were sometimes difficulties that I faced but I never gave up and I was able to overcome them all. I gained a lot of knowledge from my study, especially in the field of tourism. I already know many different kinds of menus because I took the food & beverage class. Now I am doing my internship at a hotel in Seminyak. I have been doing the internship for two months already and will finish my training on January 2014. So the training will take six and a half months. I really enjoy it because I got to know many menus and gained experience. I really want to thank EFFA for giving me this great opportunity and supporting me.
We are very happy to see that Surya is doing good and learning a lot from his study. We want to wish him good luck for the rest of his internship and although we are convinced he will succeed on his own, we will keep supporting him during the rest of his study period.