Yesterday my campus visited SMK Muhammadiyah 2. The location is quite far from the city center. It is in Kemlaten, Mastrip, in the peri-urban area of Surabaya. The purpose of the visit was to introduce our campus to the high school students there. The students were gathered together in a big classroom, and they were waiting for us. There was a black out during that time, but that didn’t hinder us to give the necessary information. It turned out to be a good thing, since we could not use LCD, laptop, and projector, thus it was just like sharing ideas and information between us and the students.
The thing that interesting to me was seeing the faces of them. I could see many types of expressions. Some were so curious and serious; some others were bored, tired, and exhausted. I could also see some smiles from girl students which I met before in the paper craft making competition. They were even smiling so proud when we called them again yesterday as the winner for the competition.
All of them showed their eagerness to continue to higher education, some also showed their interest in Architecture. Financial thing could be main problems to most of them to continue their study. We suggested them to look out for available scholarship. Hopefully, all of them would fight for education, though perhaps they could not foresee what education would bring to their life in future. My suggestion to all of you who are high school students: Put your dreams as high as you can and do all possible things you can do to reach them. Dreams are too precious to be kept by you alone. Remember that you can make your parents and your family proud of you later in the end after all of your efforts. Believe and just do it !