Finally, my students joined a design competition, after such a hard persuasion. The competition was a design challenge for interior design of a social housing, to accommodate all activities in only 4×6 meter room, for a small family (parents and 2 children). The group consisted of 3 members: Yakub, Livy, and Shinta. They have worked for at least 2 or 3 months following the steps and procedures, just to reach the final selection. And yes, at last they got the 10th Position for this competition, among 60 other participants from other universities in Surabaya and Malang.
I am so proud of you all. Finally you can prove, as long as there is a big willingness, though with only limited time and resources, you will manage everything. This is a BIG step which perhaps other students may never pass, but you did. Keep up the spirit, and do not give up. There is a way, whenever there is a will.