Meet Ingrid Van Der Mark, A Mother to Abandoned Children in Jakarta

Orphanage

When she could just choose to pursue her teaching career and live happily with her husband, Ingrid van der Mark, a Dutch expat in Indonesia,  chose the road less traveled. Seeing the misery of abandoned children as she lived in a poor neighborhood in Jakarta, opened her eyes to build an orphanage, Lestari Sayang Anak … Continue reading Meet Ingrid Van Der Mark, A Mother to Abandoned Children in Jakarta

My Experience as Hijab Wearing Girl in Vietnam

Vietnam is a communist country and also a member of the ASEAN countries. Although different in its ideology, Vietnam has fostered good relationship with Indonesia, including in education, because many Indonesian students got the chance to join exchange activities in Vietnam and likewise. Vietnam is a former French colony, so it was no surprise when … Continue reading My Experience as Hijab Wearing Girl in Vietnam

How It Feels Being Underprivileged But Blessed in Ho Chi Minh City

Given my special privilege to participate in the ASEAN Camp Workshop last March 3-7, 2017 in Vietnam, I felt honored and was exhilarated to learn new things from distinguish peers coming from different ASEAN countries. I found that Confirmis is an extraordinary program that teaches me what the meaningful, persistent life and bounding friendship are. For … Continue reading How It Feels Being Underprivileged But Blessed in Ho Chi Minh City